Which Show Is Right For You?

brother paul drawing rooms

Photo by Jim Pusterino

You might be thinking to yourself,

“Gee I really would like to see Paul perform sometime this June. It would make me happy and I just feel like it’s the right thing to do. But… which show is right for me?”

Well, you’re in luck. I’ve put together a little guide to help you make this decision.

Without further adieu…


Friday, June 6th
Drawing Rooms, Jersey City

This might be for you if…
You like drinking wine from a solo cup.

I’m playing at an old schoolhouse on Grand Street, about a 10 minute walk from the Grove St. Path Station. It’s an art gallery now, run by my friend Jim. I’ll be there from 7-8:30 playing solo as part of “Jersey City Fridays”. Free admission. I’m pretty sure they’ll have some wine, cheese and pita chips there too. Afterwards you can walk one block to the Golden Cicada, a bar that transforms ordinary life into a Quentin Tarantino movie.

Thursday, June 12th
Lamp Post, Jersey City

This might be for you if…
You liked Death Cab For Cutie until Zoe Deschanel got involved.

The Lamp Post is a sweet little dive bar in Jersey City. Unlike more polished venues like Maxwells or The Mercury, you can actually get up close and personal with artists who are developing their craft. No cover for this show. New Brunswick’s Sink Tapes are playing. So is Tri-State, friends of mine who you’ll want to check out if you like 90’s indi in the vein of Pavement, Built to Spill, or Archers or Loaf.

Tuesday, June 24th
The Saint, Asbury Park

This might be for you if…
You own a turntable.

Psyched for this show. I’m opening up for Wreckless Eric, who had a single come out in 1977 called “I’d Go The Whole Wide World”. Great fucking song. One of those songs that’s just so simple and pure. Kind of like Wild Thing or Louie Louie. And now you get a chance to see it live for just 12 bucks. Ron Santee is also playing, he’s a talented dude who is making a name for himself around Asbury Park. Amazing show, don’t miss it!


And there you have it. Pick a date, toss it on your calendar, and I’ll see you out there.