Author Archives: JoCo

NY Comic Con Schedule

Do you feel that? There’s a slight chill in the air. Crisp autumn leaves crunch underfoot. That’s right, it’s time for New York Comic Con! Here’s where I’ll be and when and why.

Thursday Oct 5

NYCC Geek Rock Block
3-3:15 PM, NYCC Live Stage, booth #174
Check out live interviews with some of the top names in Geek Rock including Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm, and Nerf Herder
NYCC Thursday badge required
Livestream Here

Loot Crate Geek Rock Block Meet & Greet with Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm & Nerf Herder
3:30-4:30 PM, Loot Crate booth #536
Loot Crate brings you an hour of geeking out with the biggest names in Geek Rock: Nerf Herder (Buffy the Vampire Slayer theme), Jonathan Coulton aka “JoCo” (Portal) and musical comedy duo Paul & Storm. Come meet everyone, have something signed AND sign up for your chance to win 2 tickets to Nerf Herder in Brooklyn on 10/5 and 2 tickets to JoCo and Paul & Storm in Brooklyn on 10/6. (both 21+) Merch will also be available for sale.
NYCC Thursday badge required

Friday Oct 6

Jonathan Coulton with Paul & Storm and “Friends”
7-9 PM, Bell House, Brooklyn
Join Jonathan Coulton, Paul & Storm and their friends (if they have any, which they don’t) for a night of music, hilarity and general nerdery.
21+
NYCC badge not required
Tickets Here

Acker and Blacker’s Star Wars Party

(click here to read more)

Click for more news

Solid State Liner Notes

Because it is a FAQ, here are the credits/liner notes for Solid State:

All words and music by Jonathan Coulton

All vocals by Jonathan Coulton

All instruments and noises by Jonathan Coulton and Christian Cassan except:

Aimee Mann
Background and harmony vocals tracks 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9,13 and 15

Dave Gregory
Slide guitar and guitar solo track 5
Electric guitars and guitar solo track 11

Bennett Paster
Piano tracks 1, 6 and 7

John Widgren
Pedal steel guitar tracks 2, 3, 6, 13 and 14

Roberto Cassan
Accordion track 6

Kenneth H. Rampton
Trumpet and flugelhorn track 11

Ball and Chain horns arrangement by Christian Cassan

Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Christian Cassan at The Secret Garden

Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters…

(click here to read more)

Click for more news

News from Me – Somewhere in July

Solid State – Now In Paperback!

Thanks to all of you who have let me know how much you’re enjoying Solid State, especially those of you who have let me know that it makes you cry. You guys are my favorite, because boy, ME TOO. It’s feeling a little rough and unfriendly out there these days, and if you listen to this album and cry, that probably means you are hearing some of the heavier thoughts and feelings I hoped to express in there. That is maybe the best feeling I get to feel, so thank you.

The album and the graphic novel work just fine by themselves, but I think they work even better together. You can still buy the hardcover edition directly from me, but as of today you can also buy the paperback version (smaller and less awesome) and the digital (infinitely small (in terms of physical space)). The music can be got wherever music can be got: you know what to do.

If you haven’t listened and/or read at this point, honestly, I question your judgment. If you have, and you enjoyed it, please let your friends and enormous social media circles know about it. I think it’s the most personal and meaningful thing I’ve ever made, and I’m very proud of it. If I could, I would put the damned thing on my tombstone. For now, I will have to make do with AS MANY PEOPLE LISTENING TO IT AS POSSIBLE.…

(click here to read more)

Click for more news

Solid State: Pre-Order NOW!

OMG look!

Well, I think we have all waited long enough. I am delighted to FINALLY announce that my new album Solid State will be released on April 28. You can pre-order now at solidstate.jonathancoulton.com. The first single is called “All This Time” and is available right now on Spotify, and as a download in iTunes.

Don’t panic, but Solid State is a concept album about the internet, trolls, artificial intelligence, and how love and empathy will save humanity. So, no pressure. There is also a companion graphic novel (136 pages, hardcover) written by Matt Fraction and drawn by Albert Monteys. You can pre-order these things, plus shirts, gorgeous double vinyl, and various bundles of other fancy items TODAY NOW. We’ll ship them to you the week of release.

You can also pre-order the digital album wherever fine digital music is sold and/or pre-ordered, including iTunes, Amazon, GooglePlay, etc.

Also also, I’ll be on tour, opening for Aimee Mann, April 20 – May 13 in various cities across the country.

This was a long time in the making, and I really can’t wait for you to hear it.…

(click here to read more)

Click for more news

2016 Dragon Con Schedule

Yes, I’m here! Here’s what I’m doing:

Friday 10 PM
Hyatt, Regency VI-VII
Gonzo Quiz Show – Teams of celebrity guests are led through a series of panel show games that are truly gonzo.

Saturday 8 PM
Marriott, Atrium Ballroom
Gonzoroo: The Deep Hurting Summertime Special – Join Dr. Forrester and TV’s Frank for a truly mad evening of music, comedy, and more!

Sunday 1 PM
Marriott, Atrium Ballroom
Jonathan Coulton and Friends – A lyrical Q&A packed with JoCo and singer-songwriters Paul & Storm, Molly Lewis & The Doubleclicks…

(click here to read more)

Click for more news