New Music album is out

After 17 years, John Lurie released his first music album, Marvin Pontiac The Asylum Tapes.


A Celebration of The Music and Art of John Lurie, September 2014

A festival celebrating the work of genre-twisting iconoclast John Lurie. The festival will span three concerts at Le Poisson Rouge, one concert at Town Hall, a limited edition print show at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge, and an exhibition of his original paintings at the Cavin-Morris Gallery.

John Lurie's new album is out!

We are very happy to announce the official release of The Invention of Animals by John Lurie National Orchestra! The archival compilation assembles seven previously unreleased live and out-of-print studio recordings by John Lurie leading his early 1990s' trio with percussionists Billy Martin and G. Calvin Weston.

Fishing with John screening and Q&A with John Lurie in Boston

Join us for an evening with John Lurie as he presents three episodes of his cult classic show Fishing with John, and a beautiful video of his paintings, The First and Royal Queen, followed by a discussion with the accomplished artist, musician, composer and actor.

Fishing with John screening and Q&A with John Lurie in Brooklyn, NY

Nitehawk Cinema is thrilled to have Lurie back to present more episodes as well as the rarely seen film he directed called Men in Orbit (1979), his music videoBig Heart, and an artist video featuring his paintings called First and Royal Queen for a multi-night screening.  

John Lurie Profile in The New Yorker

This letter was signed by most of the people interviewed for the article "Sleeping with Weapons," and sent to the New Yorker Magazine. The New Yorker Magazine was unable to respond.

John Lurie: Superhero

Renaissance man, rebel, John is a profound and radiant talent. In this interview, we focus on his extraordinary painting.

John Lurie Sustains

The article was so undignified, so wildly inaccurate, that I don’t know what to say about it. And this was in the New Yorker, a magazine that I used to trust.

Swinging Modern Sounds, by Rick Moody

I’m writing because I am a very partisan adherent of Lurie’s music, and an acquaintance of the man himself, and, I suppose, because I am a person who cares about what Lurie stands for: art, aesthetic ambition, sensitivity, openness, generosity, unpredictability.