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John Maus at Glasslands - 5/9/11 (via Contrast and Compare)
John Maus

John Maus (not to be confused with the John Maus who just sadly passed away) played Glasslands last night (5/9) with Gary War, Holy Shit, DJ International Tapes, and DJ WEIRD MAGIC. It was one of just three dates that Maus had/has scheduled in middle May, the next being 5/13 in LA on Maus's home coast. How was Glasslands? Bill, who didn't really know anything about John going in, tweeted, "it was just him onstage with canned backing but it was 4real, unlike, say, How To Dress Well bs. Still, he played too long." A video from the show is below.

If you missed it, look for Maus when he returns to the same exact Brooklyn venue on the date of his new LP's release. We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves is out via Ribbon Music on June 28th.

The next Glasslands show is also part of a tour with Puro Instinct, and actually one of two new NYC dates: there's Glasslands on 6/28 with Geneva Jacuzzi (tickets) and also Mercury Lounge on 6/29 (tickets go on AmEx presale Wednesday at noon). All dates are listed below.

John Maus, Live @ Glasslands, 5.9.11

05-13 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
06-18 San Francisco, CA - Brick And Mortar Music Hall *
06-20 Portland, OR - Doug Fir *
06-21 Seattle, WA - Chop Suey *
06-24 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry *
06-25 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle *
06-26 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick *
06-28 Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands *
06-29 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge *
06-30 Boston, MA - Great Scott *
07-03 Philadelphia, PA - Making Time @ Voyeur *
07-05 Washington, DC - Black Cat Backstage *
07-06 Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
07-07 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree *
07-08 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks *
07-09 Austin, TX - Mohawk Inside *
07-12 San Diego CA - Casbah *
07-13 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar *
# w/ Pictureplane
* w/ Puro Instinct

Jun 13 Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, CA



Comments (19)


Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 1:21 PM


Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 1:21 PM

this guy is the worst.

Posted by Arturo | May 10, 2011 1:31 PM

umm, who?

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 1:51 PM

Great show, it's nice to see him with some decent openers. The new songs are superb and more energetic.

Posted by steve sanders | May 10, 2011 2:13 PM

WHY AM I WATCHING SOMEONE DOING KARAOKE IN THE ABOVE VIDEO? Please respond in an orderly fashion. Thank you in advance

Posted by Ben Gibbard | May 10, 2011 3:35 PM

guess ill be seeing puro twice in a row, summer win

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 3:35 PM

I like how he blurs the line between comedy and music.

Posted by Robert | May 10, 2011 3:36 PM

sorry about yr tourette's

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 3:38 PM

Ben, John has a different view on performing live than that of the traditional instruments on stage routine. Look for interview videos where he goes deeper into why he does this "karaoke" style of performing on stage. Something to do with the singularity...

I've asked myself why John doesn't have a backing band several times before. But after seeing him live for the first time I must say if he did have a band it would ruin his energy/vibe that he projects. I felt him.

Posted by jim | May 10, 2011 4:06 PM

Ben, last night was my first time seeing him live. I knew of this "karaoke" style going into the show.

Posted by jim | May 10, 2011 4:10 PM


Steve Langford.... yeah, you can see where this is going...

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 4:18 PM

First time last night*

Posted by jim | May 10, 2011 4:29 PM

Christian bale is already in talks with david lynch to do a biographical movie on Maus, CAN'T WAIT!!!

Posted by Papi | May 10, 2011 4:42 PM

Yeah, I heard that too.

Posted by Anonymous | May 10, 2011 6:17 PM

Show was boiling hot and that was my first time seeing the show live as well. Glad I got tickets when I did...great energy on stage and off.

Posted by zincink | May 10, 2011 6:31 PM

John Maus was on some other level, people shouldnt care if he has a backing band. He was singing to his own music with energy that emanated of a five piece band. Too bad the crowd was a bit lame and wasn't able to reciprocate his spirit cause he was about to go super sayain.

Posted by dinohunter | May 11, 2011 11:17 AM

so rad! fuck traditional
john maus has been playing forever, glad to see he's getting some momentum

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2011 3:39 PM

I like how loud he gets.

Posted by Jamie | March 11, 2014 7:49 PM

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