Win Tickets ($60): Andy Shauf @ Revolution Hall | w/ Katy Kirby, Indie Pop, Folk

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Andy Shauf @ Revolution Hall on March 7. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed February 27.


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Andy Shauf
March 7, 2023
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $30 | All Ages
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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.”

The Party earned a spot on the Polaris Music Prize 2016 shortlist and launched Shauf to an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden as well as glowing accolades fromNPR, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and more. “That LP was a concept record and it really made me want to do a better album. I wanted to have a more cohesive story,” says Shauf. Where the concept of The Party revealed itself midway through the writing process, he knew the story he wanted to tell on The Neon Skyline from the start. “I kept coming back to the same situation of one guy going to a bar, which was basically exactly what I was doing at the time. These songs are fictional but it’s not too far off from where my life was,” Shauf explains.

Like he’s done throughout his career, Shauf wrote, performed, arranged, and produced every song on The Neon Skyline, this time at his new studio space in the west end of Toronto. On top of heartbreak, friendship, and the mundane moments of humanity that define his songwriting, Shauf makes music that explores how easy it is to find yourself in familiar patterns and repeat the same mistakes of your past. His characters wonder, “Did this relationship end too soon? Would going to another bar cheer my friend up?” “How hard is it to give a shit?” the songs on The Neon Skyline ultimately take solace in accepting that life goes on and things will be okay. Shauf says, “there’s moments on the album where the characters are thinking ‘this is the end of the world.’ But there are also moments with some clarity and perspective: Nothing is the end of the world.”




  1. Betsy on February 13, 2023 at 5:32 pm

    Yes please! Interested in this for a date night. I’m a mom of two young kids and it would be nice to be a grownup for a minute.

  2. Brian on February 14, 2023 at 11:01 am

    Oh, man, Andy is one of my favorite musicians of the last 20 years or so and I’d LOVE to see this show!

  3. Fig on February 14, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    Would love to see this show! Andy’s music is so beautiful.

  4. Addison Woodside on February 14, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    I would love to win tickets! Andy Shauf is one of my favorite artists. I’ve listened to his album The Party 1000s of times. It’s one of my top 5 favorite albums.

  5. Chipp on February 14, 2023 at 2:13 pm

    Would love to see Andy at Rev Hall. And Katy Kirby too!

  6. Avery on February 16, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Andy Shauf, what is there to say?? One of the last remaining musicians to make FULL albums

  7. Madeline Nico on February 17, 2023 at 1:18 pm

    Love me some Andy Shauf

  8. K on February 19, 2023 at 9:00 pm

    One of my favorite artists, would love to go to this show!

  9. Andrea K on February 21, 2023 at 2:36 pm

    I’d be stoked to see Andy Shauf, I saw him back in 2015

  10. Evelyn McLean on February 21, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    I would love to go to this!! What a cool opportunity!

  11. Ian M on February 21, 2023 at 7:21 pm

    I promise to buy merch and be on my best behavior if picked. We love Andy!

  12. Rb. on February 21, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    I’d love to see Andy Shauf. Pick me 🙂

  13. mel on February 22, 2023 at 8:04 am

    i have a friend who would LOVEEE this for his birthday!

  14. Scott Pierce on February 23, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    That will be a good one

  15. Samantha on February 27, 2023 at 11:01 am

    love this guy! new album is so great

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