San-Fran Songsmith John Vanderslice

Charleston City Paper | April 25, 2007
San Fran-based singer-guitarist John Vanderslice visited Charleston twice in the last year or so in support of his latest semi-conceptual collection, Pixel Revolt (Barsuk) -- a mix of vocal melodies, oddball keyboard sounds, and unusual orchestration (acoustic guitars, piano, harpsichord, and strings).

This season, fresh off a spring tour supporting Death Cab For Cutie across the UK and Europe, he and drummer/Moog-handler Dave Douglas return.

Vanderslice previously fronted the critically-acclaimed indie band MK Ultra. After the band's sudden break-up in 2000, Vanderslice released four solo albums on the Barsuk label -- each featuring his distinctive low-tone singing voice.

Singer/guitarist/keyboardist St. Vincent -- a.k.a. Annie Clark -- is known for her work playing with The Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens. She opens the show in support of a new album on Beggar's Banquet titled Marry Me. See and for more.

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