Do you want to go see John Vanderslice and St. Vincent at Union Hall in Brooklyn Sunday night (April 22)? I have a pair of tickets to give away. To win, e-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Vanderslice). Include your first and last name as you'd like it to appear on the guestlist. One winner will be picked at random. Your email will not be shared. Contest ends Sunday @ 4pm.

Here are some pictures from their Thursday night (April 19) Mercury Lounge show...

John Vanderslice @ Mercury Lounge

Srsly, Vanderslice = Dance Party. If you ever doubted it in the past, doubt no more. I also now have a stronger memory of why Mercury Lounge rules. The sound was pretty much perfect. And watching John play guitar is fun. He was my Guitar Hero for the night." [vert's livejournal]

St. Vincent @ Mercury Lounge

By the way, St. Vincent (Annie Clark of Polyphonic Spree fame) is my new obsession. I can’t remember the last time I fell so hard for a musician that I had never even heard of before. She sings, plays guitar, bass, piano, synth, and does all this cool programming stuff. She’s charming and delightful and a seriously skilled and interesting guitarist. She was like…I don’t even want to insult her by comparing her to other female singer/songwriter types. Do yourself a favor and check out her myspace page or better yet see her live cause I don’t think she’ll be playing tiny venues for much longer. Look for her album coming out soon on Beggars Banquet. [uncoolkids]

Photos by elizabeth weinberg.
John Vanderslice's last blog entry, and all tour dates, here.

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