WHY I LOVED HIM IN THE '90s
When you think about musicians in the '90s, Paul Weller doesn’t exactly spring to mind. That honor goes to Nirvana and about a dozen other grunge bands.
However, as Britpop took over the latter end of the decade you couldn’t read an Oasis article without hearing about the “Modfather” Paul Weller. I’d read the term “Mod” so many times that I convinced myself I knew what it meant without doing my research.
When I finally asked the record store clerk where to start he didn’t know where to point me. That sent me down a path of discovery leading to The Jam, Style Council, and dozens of solo albums. To say that the man is prolific is a massive understatement.
WHY I LOVE HIM NOW
While he still exists in a weird space between mainstream and cult status, Weller is still often mentioned in just about any Johnny Marr or Oasis article.
Sound-wise, Weller has been hard to pigeonhole as he hasn’t been afraid to play with sampling and electronic, Jazz, and straight up pop.
Look at his list of recordings from The Jam onward to solo and side projects as well as contributions and collaborations (Death In Vegas, Oasis) and it’s easy to see why everyone is still dropping his name.
New album Saturns Pattern is out May 18th, pre-order it or catch him on tour..
TOUR DATES 2015
4/8 Paris, France @ Le Bataclan
4/9 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Grote Zaal
4/11 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivolivredenburg
4/12 Brugge, Belgium @ CACTUS CLUB @ MAZ
4/13 Cologne, Germany @ Gloria-Theater
4/15 Berlin, Germany @ Admiralspalast
4/16 Hamburg, Germany @ Docks
4/17 Münster, Germany @ Jovel
4/18 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique
6/9 Washington, DC @ 9.30 Club
6/10 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
6/12 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
6/13 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
6/14 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Music Hall
6/15 Toronto, Canada @ Danforth Music Hall
6/17 Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
6/18 Indianapolis, TN @ Vogue Theatre
6/19 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls Theatre
6/20 New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
6/26 London, United Kingdom @ Hyde Park
6/28 The Hague, Netherlands @ Parkpop
7/2 Barcelona, Spain @ Jardins Palau Reial de Pedralbes
7/5 Gardone Riviera, Italy @ Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
7/7 Vienna, Austria @ Vienna Opera House
7/8 Udine, Italy @ Castello
7/9 Rome, Italy @ Auditorium Parco della Musica
11/20 Brighton, United Kingdom @ Brighton Centre
11/21Bournemouth, United Kingdom @ BIC
11/22 Cardiff, United Kingdom @ Motorpoint Arena
11/24 Glasgow, United Kingdom @ The SSE Hydro
11/25 Newcastle, United Kingdom @ Metro Radio Arena
11/27 Birmingham, United Kingdom @ Barclaycard Arena
11/28 Manchester, United Kingdom @ Manchester Arena
11/29 Leeds, United Kingdom @ First Direct Arena
12/4 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo
12/5 London, United Kingdom @ Eventim Apollo