John Vanderslice - Romanian Names
John Vanderslice will be releasing his 6th full length album, Romanian Names, on Dead Oceans next Tuesday, May 19th. In celebration of the release he will be performing at The Rickshaw Stop that evening with The Morning Benders in what should be one of the best all local shows this year.

[audio:] John Vanderslice – “Fetal Horses”

In his latest release, Vanderslice continued his long time collaboration with producer Scott Solter but this time headed to his home studio to record most of it. Featuring 11 contributors outside of his touring ensemble, Romanian Names, is rich in textures, harmonies and instrumentation including some very prominent woodwind arrangements.

[audio:] John Vanderslice – “Too Much Time”

With two outstanding acts performing, I highly suggest picking up your tickets early – however – for two lucky readers you won’t even have to think about it. We are giving away TWO pairs of tickets to this show! In addition, each winner will get a copy of either Romanian Names (on vinyl) OR Vanderslice’s split tour EP with The Mountain Goats, Moon Colony Bloodbath (the rare green vinyl version!).

To enter send an E-mail to by Monday (May18th) at noon and answer the following question:

Do you think LeBron James should have won the MVP over Kobe Bryant? (Please keep your responses to under 250 words.)

The winners will be chosen at random and notified via E-mail; the best response between the winners will get the choice of which album they would like to receive.

Doors open at 7:30, tickets are $16, and the show is all ages.