From the Facebook event invitation:
In 1970, Jonathan Richman founded The Modern Lovers, an influential proto-punk band (well known songs include “Pablo Picasso” and “Road Runner.”) Band mates included Jerry Harrison and David Robinson (who later joined the Talking Heads and The Cars.) Richman is often considered the progenitor of the punk rock scene and has been referred to as the “Godfather of Punk Rock.” Many bands have covered his Pablo Picasso song including David Bowie and The Velvet Underground. Frank Black, Weezer, The Violent Femmes, and They Might Be Giants are among a long list of bands that have cited Richman as a favorite influence. Richman also had an appearance in the movie Something About Mary as the quirky guitarist between scenes.
I was out of town the last time Richman played The Wormhole, so I hope to make it to this one.
A great clip from back in the day: