Win Tickets ($40): Andy Shauf – The Neon Skyline Tour @ Revolution Hall | Indie Pop, Folk Rock, Baroque Pop

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Andy Shauf – The Neon Skyline Tour @ Revolution Hall on February 24. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 19.



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From our sponsors:
Andy Shauf – The Neon Skyline
February 24, 2020
All Ages | Doors 7 p.m., Show 8p | $20
More info: revolutionhall.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician’s songs unfold like short fiction: they’re densely layered with colorful characters and a rich emotional depth. On his new album The Neon Skyline (out January 24 via ANTI-), he sets a familiar scene of inviting a friend for beers on the opening title track: “I said, ‘Come to the Skyline, I’ll be washing my sins away.’ He just laughed, said ‘I’ll be late, you know how I can be.'” The LP’s 11 interconnected tracks follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. While its overarching narrative is riveting, the real thrill of the album comes from how Shauf finds the humanity and humor in a typical night out and the ashes of a past relationship.

His last full-length 2016’s The Party was an impressive collection of ornate and affecting songs that followed different attendees of a house party. Shauf’s attention-to-detail in his writing evoked Randy Newman and his unorthodox, flowing lyrical phrasing recalled Joni Mitchell. Though that album was his breakthrough, his undeniable songwriting talent has been long evident. Raised in Bienfait, Saskatchewan, he cut his teeth in the nearby Regina music community. His 2012 LP The Bearer of Bad News documented his already-formed musical ambition and showcased Shauf’s burgeoning voice as a narrative songwriter with songs like “Hometown Hero,” “Wendell Walker,” and “My Dear Helen” feeling like standalone, self-contained worlds. In 2018, his band Foxwarren, formed over 10 years ago with childhood friends, released a self-titled album where Pitchfork recognized how “Shauf has diligently refined his storytelling during the last decade.”

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17 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Andy Shauf – The Neon Skyline Tour @ Revolution Hall | Indie Pop, Folk Rock, Baroque Pop

  1. RYAN February 8, 2020 at 6:12 am #

    Hey, this guy is really good!

  2. SD February 11, 2020 at 4:35 pm #

    We’d love to go!

    • Jonas Trekas February 11, 2020 at 9:11 pm #

      Folk rock is awesome.

      • Jonas Trekas February 19, 2020 at 11:23 pm #

        He is a true storyteller. I’ve never saw him.

  3. Carol Lynn Cooper February 11, 2020 at 9:10 pm #

    Want to see Andy please.

  4. Penelope February 12, 2020 at 10:50 am #

    He’s such a great musician. Would love to go!

    • Gena February 23, 2020 at 1:34 pm #

      Oh a moody Monday in neon. Let’s do it.

  5. Kimi February 13, 2020 at 3:17 pm #

    He’s so Macca-esque, and that makes this Beatles girl happy!

  6. Carol Cooper February 13, 2020 at 8:32 pm #

    Never saw Andy. But would love to.

  7. Jonas Trekas February 13, 2020 at 8:33 pm #

    Need to check this out please if possible.

  8. Alex February 17, 2020 at 5:24 pm #

    This would be a good show!

  9. Clinton February 18, 2020 at 1:13 pm #

    Cousin Greg told me about this guy in a Pitchfork article.

  10. Chris Johnson February 18, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

    Dang, I really want to go to this show. Let’s make it happen!!!

  11. Carol Lynn Cooper February 18, 2020 at 11:28 pm #

    Baroque pop is great.

  12. Jonas Trekas February 18, 2020 at 11:28 pm #

    Want to check them out please and thanks.

    • Carol Cooper February 19, 2020 at 11:20 pm #

      I want to see his flowing lyrical phrasing like Joni M says he does please.

  13. steven February 20, 2020 at 3:12 pm #

    This would just be a great show to attend. I’ve heard nothing but good things about Andy Shauf and would really love to check this out. I love the fact that he’s able to perform multiple genres of music and is a very talented musician.

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