John Vanderslice plays The Dublin Unitarian Church on September 30th with Versechorusverse and we’ve nabbed some tickets for you to win.
John Vanderslice, a peerless storyteller and producer extraordinaire is one of the true hidden gems of underground music and he returns to Dublin for an intimate and not-to-be missed show in the magnificent surroundings of the Dublin Unitarian Church on Stephen’s Green on Friday September 30th
Lyrically, JV’s characters and storytellers track Manifest Destiny from burning wagon wheels to two-bedroom homes with full amenities in Bakersfield, California. Along that rough road there are bewildered commemorations, peace-lovers and revenge-lusters, psychotic reactions to unnamed episodes and the grief-stricken and the vengeance-hungry wrapped up in the same skin.
The newest entry into John Vanderslice’s deep and undeniably remarkable catalogue is White Wilderness, and it’s a record like no other he’s made before. Here are nine new and wildly impressive JV songs captured live over three days in a unique collaboration with the Magik*Magik Orchestra, a collective of classically trained musicians in the Bay Area led by artistic director Minna Choi. Recorded in San Francisco, White Wilderness was produced by John Congleton, whose resume includes albums by St Vincent, The Walkmen, Explosions in the Sky, Bill Callahan and many more. The results are simply stunning and White Wilderness is a breath of fresh air for JV as well as a pivotal landmark in his stellar career.
VerseChorusVerse is the alias of …And So I Watch You From Afar guitarist, Tony Wright. The ginger one, specifically. VerseChorusVerse is the polar opposite of Tony’s day job as it is acoustic and features vocals, lyrics, harmonica and occasionally sitting down. VerseChorusVerse is eager to be heard.
WHELANSLIVE.COM presents an intimate evening with the seminal John Vanderslice (Dead Oceans) + very special guest VerseChorusVerse The Dublin Unitarian Church (Stephen’s Green) Friday 30th September Tickets available from WAV Tickets [Lo-Call 1890 200 078], Tickets.ie & Ticketmaster
There’s also an aftershow party with John Vanderslice + support + DJs Upstairs in Whelan’s from 11.00pm which will be exclusive to ticketholders from the earlier gig & free in – just let firstname.lastname@example.org know if you’re a ticket holder & intend to go to the aftershow – space will be tight!)
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