In ten years of operation, Tiny Telephone has become one of the crown jewels of Bay Area music, and its founder, John Vanderslice, one of our indie rock heroes. In celebration of the studio’s ten years of service, Vanderslice will perform at the Great American Music Hall on January 30th, joined by a thirty-person ensemble of Tiny Telephone house orchestra The Magik*Magik Orchestra. They’ll be playing a variety of songs from Vanderslice’s deep catalog and also showcase some new tunes from his upcoming album currently being recorded at the studio. If you’re looking for hints of what the new album will sound like, check out this excellent live set recorded recently by NYCTaper.

[audio:] John Vanderslice – “White Dove” (from Emerald City)

The Bay Bridged is proud to announce that we are giving away TWO pairs of tickets to this great show! All you have to do is send an E-mail to contest[at] with your name, mailing address and answer the question “Who actually invented the telephone: Alexander Graham Bell or Elisha Gray?”. Support your answer with a compellng argument or an outlandish baseless claim (hint here). We will pick the lucky winner at random on Thursday, January 29th at noon and notify them via E-mail.

If you don’t win, tickets are still available! The show starts at 9pm and is $14. Aesop Rock will DJ before and after the performance. All proceeds from the event will benefit the orchestra.