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Auer in Chicago, IL in January 2009
|Born||September 29, 1969|
|Genres||Power pop, alternative rock, grunge|
|Associated acts||The Posies, Big Star|
Jonathan Paul "Jon" Auer (born September 29, 1969) is an American musician who co-founded the power pop band The Posies, along with Ken Stringfellow. Auer and Stringfellow have also been a part of the rejuvenated Big Star.
As a solo artist, Auer has released an EP, 61/2, and a full-length record on the label Pattern25 called Songs from the Year of Our Demise.
In 2003, Auer and Ken Stringfellow released Private Sides, a six-song split EP (Arena Rock Recording Co./Rykodisc). Auer played guitar on the 2004 William Shatner record Has Been which was produced and arranged by Ben Folds.
Auer grew up in Bellingham, Washington. His father was a university professor who also played music, and he and Jon built a recording studio at home, which Jon used as a teenager. Auer is twice divorced, and currently married and living in Europe, where he has released an album with his wife under the name Dynamo Royale.