A.C. Newman

Full Discography

  • Shut Down The Streets - ole-992 - 2012-10-09
  • Get Guilty - ole-834 - 2009-01-20
  • The Slow Wonder - ole-615 - 2004-06-08


Allan Carl Newman (born April 14, 1968) is a Canadian musician and singer–songwriter. He was a member of the indie rock bands Superconductor and Zumpano in the 1990s. Following the breakup of those bands, he reemerged as the leader of The New Pornographers in 2000, a band who have enjoyed commercial and critical success. In 2004, Newman launched his solo career, performing as A.C. Newman. He has stated he chose "A.C." for his solo career because "it sounded like a pseudonym, but it's not a pseudonym.

News From The Matablog

AC Newman and Bill Fay In A Post-Apocalyptic-Cable-TV-World

(above : this is either a promotional still from "The Walking Dead" or a photo from last April's Record Store Day --- I can't find my notes!)

TONIGHT ON AMC : you can hear AC Newman's version of Bill Fay's "Be Not So Fearful" on season 4, episode 15 of "The Walking Dead".

'The Walking Dead Original Soundtrack, Vol. 2' is out Tuesday on Republic Records.

Yo La Tengo and AC Newman Attempt To Extract Your Cash For WFMU

(above : James and Ira, struggling gamely with Silver Convention's "San Francisco Hustle".  Photo courtesy WFMU)

Venerable WFMU, oft-hailed as the finest listener supported free-form station in the world (or alternately, "almost as good as WSOU") is in the midst of their annual fundraising marathon. Though there's prizes & premiums galore, your real reward is an astonishing amount of live and archived material the station makes available over the airwaves, online, and soon, via mental telepathy (this is only part of reason why they spent two weeks a year shaking you down).

Yo La Tengo's vaunted covers-for-cash performances during the WFMU marathon are a 17 year tradition, as Ira Kaplan points out, and this Thursday at 9am EST, not even a concert tour of Germany will  stop Ira, Georgia, James and longtime associate Bruce Bennett from once again, murdering the classics (and perhaps the not-so-classic.)  This will mark the first time Yo La Tengo have done their covers-for-WFMU broadcast from a remote location (or if  you prefer, Berlin), and you'll undoubtedly want to remember that for some kind of Matador Trivia Night we intend to hold in lieu of a company Xmas party later in the year (more on this later --- it's a sensitive subject).

In addition, A.C. Newman will throw himself into the entertainment firestorm that is Tom Scharpling's "The Best Show On WFMU", tomorrow night at 9pm EST.

A.C. Newman on NPR's World Cafe today

(photo by Noah Kalina)

During his last jaunt across these United States, A.C. Newman swung by Philadelphia's WXPN to record a session for the World Cafe program. The fruits of that session will finally be yours to enjoy today at 2:00PM EST. If you would like to partake of said fruits, click on over to the WXPN website, or check World Cafe's website to see if one of the over 200 stations that airs the show is in your neck of the woods, OR listen to the audio stream on NPR's site later in the day, OR if you live in the lovely city of Philadelphia you can tune in at 88.5FM.

Mr. Newman's most recent album, Shut Down The Streets, is available for a variety of reasonable prices on a variety of equally reasonable formats on our webstore.

A.C. Newman - "I'm Not Talking" video

Today Pitchfork debuts the first video from A.C. Newman's album Shut Down The Streets (album available for purchase), a brilliantly subtle, hilarious take on "I'm Not Talking" (directed by The General Assembly):

A.C. Newman on The Current tomorrow morning

That's right, everyone: you too can start your Friday morning off right with an A.C. Newman live session on Twin Cities radio titan The Current. I doubt they'll Shut Down The Streets for it, but it's sure to be pretty special nonetheless. The session airs at 8:30AM EDT/7:30AM CDT; listen at 89.3FM in Minneapolis and/or St. Paul, or listen online by clicking here.

Be sure to catch A.C. Newman in St. Paul TONIGHT at the Turf Club, or at one of the other dates below:

Thursday 01 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
Friday 02	- Winnipef, MB – West End Cultural Center
Saturday 03 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s
Monday 05 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
Tuesday 06 – Calgary, AB - The Republik
Thursday 08 – Vacouver, BC – The Biltmore Cabaret
Friday 09	- Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Saturday 10 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Monday 12 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
Tuesday 13 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex
Wednesday 14 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

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