Monday, June 30, 2014

ZOE CLEMENTINE COLEMAN and shows in July..5yh, 11th and 26th


    
SO tonight at Hotel Vegas! Thanks to Laurie Gallardo for the shout out on KUTX. Next show is JULY 5th at Hotel Vegas. JULY 11th at Trailer Space Records with Talbot Adams. Then again later that night at Hotel Vegas. its 2 shows one night of adventure.   Then again at YELLOW JACKET SOCIAL CLUB -JULY 26th. thanks MISSY!        So fatherhood is super sweet. Meet my new boss  Zo Zo Clementine! come say hi!
i also fix lawnmowers now..etc..more songs soon.....
                                                  John Wesley Coleman, Jail Weddings (LA), Ruby Fray, The Harms             

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

HOWDY YAW! IM READNG OZZY OSBOURNE'S TRIP TO THE ALAMO


Austin Writers and Artists Go “Way Behind the Music”

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litcrawlsOn Thursday, April 24, a slew of Austin artists, writers and performers will take the stage at The North Door for a performance of the comedy show “Way Behind the Music” to benefit Lit Crawl Austin. The show, pioneered by San Francisco’s Litquake Festival in 2010, features a series of bizarre and presumably hilarious excerpts from the autobiographies of musicians including Justin Bieber, Flavor Flav, Jewel, Barry White, David Cassidy, Liberace, Miles Davis, George Jones, Vince Neil, and many others.
Austin’s “Way Behind the Music” cast includes author Owen Egerton, writer and performer Jodi Egerton, KGSR radio personality Andy Langer, performer Annie La Ganga, songwriter and actor Nakia, Austin American-Statesmanculture writer Joe Gross, and musicians Jesse Dayton, Nick Tangborn, Kathy Valentine, Carolyn Wonderland, John Wesley Coleman, and Akina Adderley of Akina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys.
Austin Lit Crawl, which takes place October 25, is a collaborative effort on the part of the Texas Book Festival and the Litquake Foundation to take literature to the streets and put writers into conversation with readers and each other. Tickets for “Way Behind the Music” are $10. You can buy themhere.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MARCH MADNESS AND APRIL SHOWERS JWC BIGTIME

 SXSW SHOWS AND MORE
MARCH 8TH -RUBBERGLOVES
MARCH 12th -HOTEL VEGAS daytime PING PONG BOOKING SXSW PARTY
MARCH 13th -LIBERTY -day time -Austin Chronicle/Pet Humane Society/BEARDS party
MARCH 14th -NORTHERN-SOUTHERN GALLERY  solo acoustic /with BOOHER early1pm
MARCH 14th -BEERLAND GONER RECORDS PARTY JWC EXPRESS then followed  w/     GOLDEN BOYS!
MARCH 15th-BURGER RECORDS BUGERMANIA @ HOTEL VEGAS 5:00pm!
MARCH 16th -DOUGS' CHILI DOG PARTY JWC RAWK BAND & with THE GOLDEN BOYS & WITH ABOMINABLE MEXMODE RAP CREW ..i play keyboards in etc..
MARCH 22nd- CENOTE 7-9 solo acoustic espresso jams
MARCH 30th- with THE GOLDEN BOYS & FRANK SMITH @THE W lounge.
____________________________________________________________________________2014
APRIL 1st-OPENING FOR MINISTRY, SKINNY PUPPY, & TOOL @ TRAILER SPACE RECORDs
APRIL 5th-with ABOMINABLE MEXMODE at HOTEL VEGAS w/Church Shoes
APRIL 9th-with ABOMINABLE MEXMODE BDAY BASH AT TRAILER SPACE.
NEW LP DROPS IN MAY now on BURGER RECORDS. called "THE LOVE THAT YOU OWN".  ALSO FINISHING RECORDINGS WITH ANDREW McCALLA. ANd about to start on new GOLDEN BOYS next.!!!!!!! thanks everyone!!!!! gonna be a good year.  Gonna


Monday, December 23, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS

thanks to all that supported me in 2013.  My new lp on Burger Records comes out in April. Also I am having a baby. Rad! Im gonna concentrate on playing songs that need to be heard and work on new ones as well. And get busy with making art.  Take it easy..be safe..love-jwc



                                                                                                                                                 punky

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

SHOWS THIS MONTH DECEMBER 2013 snow cone hop

https://www.facebook.com/events/478591565591026/

in austin 6 shows in dec.  a bunch google em. tired. talk tomorrow

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I Love this review! Destroyer show was a grand time! Dan Bejar is gentleman. Thanks Trent!


Review and Photos: Destroyer and John Wesley Coleman at The Belmont

The contrast between last night's performances from Austin local John Wesley Coleman and Canadian "indie mainstay" Destroyer (Dan Bejar) could not have been more stark. For some bills, contrast is exciting and new, where the opener is not simply a student of the headliner but last night was something else altogether. Coleman is certainly not your carbon-copy opener but was definitely a perplexing choice for Bejar's solo acoustic performance at The Belmont.
Coleman and the friend accompanying him on guitar seemed to be playing a confusing practical joke on the crowd (and partly themselves). His songs, based around one or two clever lines, got the audience chuckling but it sounded like he and his friend were rarely playing from the same setlist and it was hard to tell, at times, when they were warming up and when a new song began. Coleman's buddy soloed the night away and occasionally cooed into the mic while Coleman dutifully strummed at his First Act guitar and sang mostly unintelligible lyrics. They even ran out of songs with time left in their set and seemingly just made the rest of the set up. They appeared, after all, to be having fun up there. After a smattering of applause, the night took a much needed (and expected) left turn.
To say Dan Bejar's career is predictable would be incorrect but he certainly knows where his strengths lie. His output has spanned a myriad of genres and sounds from the synth-driven Your Blues to the soft jazz-rock ofKaputt, but he seems most in his element when he's playing solo acoustic sets. His setlist was a "greatest hits" of sorts for a man who has never had a "hit" (and doesn't need one) but even then he could've pulled another 20 songs from his catalog and still had people singing along. Destroyer fans respond with bated breath to his stoic stage presence, hoping to glean some insight from the man in front of them, and soaking it up when it comes: "Here's a song from the '90's... That was a hot decade," was met with gleeful laughs.
Bejar was as animated as ever, which isn't saying much. He's at the top of his game when his music is stripped down and that's an understandably vulnerable place to be. A good handful of the crowd knew most every word to all of his songs with the exception of a brand new tune and "Bye Bye" from his Five Spanish Songs EP, of which Bejar admitted he can't really understand half. He is ever-transforming and moving back again, never forgetting his roots and the songs that read and sound like classics to the initiated. Throughout the evening, audience members shouted out requests but Bejar never responded and kept to his setlist. Having penned so many songs with twisting, nebulous lyrics, it's easy to see why he wouldn't take requests. I often wonder when the music will stop for musical workhorses like Bejar but it seems as though he won't be going anywhere for a while and that's just fine with me.
Photos and words by Trent Lesikar