Here’s your chance to help John Vanderslice in self-releasing two new albums via his basement-run label, Tiny Telephones. He has just launched a Kickstarter to facilitate the pressing and distributing of the records. The first album is Dagger Beach, an original he spent 10 or so months writing and recording. Second, Vanderslice will release a a second record covering the entire David Bowie album, Diamond Dogs. He will tell you all about it in the video above!
Come October, John Vanderslice kicks off his fall tour with Merge’s Crooked Fingers. Together, they’ll co-headline dates through the eastern U.S. and the Midwest. Shows start at Raleigh’s Kings Barcade and end at Off Broadway in St. Louis. Lots of tickets will go on sale at the end of this week. Check venue websites for specifics! See all dates below.
Going to be in San Francisco on August 14? Head to Mr. Smith’s where Amoeba Music and Noise Pop present Noise Pop Record Collective Party. John Vanderslice is the [special] guest DJ and he’ll spin your records all night. Details.
10/30/12 Raleigh, NC- Kings Barcade *
10/31/12 Washington DC- Rock and Roll Hotel *
11/01/12 Philadelphia, PA- Johnny Brenda’s *
11/02/12 Brooklyn, NY- The Bell House *
11/03/12 Allston, MA- Great Scott *
11/04/12 Hoboken, NJ- Maxwell’s *
11/07/12 Chicago, IL- Schuba’s *
11/08/12 Chicago, IL- Schuba’s *
11/09/12 Columbia, MO- Mojo’s *
11/10/12 Kansas City, MO- Record Bar *
11/11/12 St. Louis, MO- Off Broadway *
* = with Crooked Fingers
Great news for Vanderslice and Bowie fans alike! John Vanderslice is set to perform David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs in its entirety on Thursday, August 2 at San Francisco’s historic Vogue Theatre. Presented by folkYeah! & CinemaSF, the Vanderslice-curated event will also include a screening of Michael Gondry’s film, The Science Of Sleep.
This special performance will most likely not reoccur, so don’t miss your chance to see it! Get your tickets in advance HERE.
Interested in seeing some awesome photos of John Vanderslice in person? You’ll have to head to San Francisco, but here’s your chance. Photographer Peter Ellenby brings us DC/JV, an extensive collection of Death Cab for Cutie and Vanderslice portaits taken during the last fifteen years. Presented as a historical documentation of two varied, but undoubtedly successful musical careers, “DC/JV presents its subjects’ stories intimately, through the eyes of a photographer who has been there since the beginning.” A Noisepop Art Event brought to you by San Franpsycho, DC/JV’s opening reception takes place on February 2, followed by a festival reception on February 23.
As the official photographer for Noise Pop Festival, Peter Ellenby will also showcase his festival photos in celebration of it’s twentieth anniversary. Vanderslice, who as Ellenby describes him, “is like the glue that holds SF’s music scene together, will perform in Noise Pop Festival on February 23 at Bottom of the Hill. In the meantime, preview DC/JV HERE.
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