Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco will be bringing his faded guitar flares to San Francisco next week. Upon dropping 2, the full-length follow-up to the Rock and Roll Night Club EP, DeMarco received critical acclaim for the album’s lyrical depth and jangly guitar-pop.  DeMarco’s dreamy voice sings of the kind of discontent and boredom only known to suburban teenagers (we were all there at some point–this writer included), and his lyrics show that he knows all too well the ups-and-downs of being an insightful kid trying to make sense of the whole damn world. Where 2 pops are songs with unforgettable guitar riffs, like “Ode to Viceroy,” a gloriously simple love letter to cigarettes.

Signed to Captured Tracks, DeMarco has made quite a splash this year — unsurprisingly, Wednesday’s Rickshaw Stop show is already sold out! (Ed. note: he also supported Phoenix at their sold-out Independent show last night, and he’s headlining a free, all ages show at SFSU’s The Depot on Thursday, April 4th.)

Mac DeMarco, Trails and Ways, Cocktails, Calvin Love
Rickshaw Stop
April 3, 2013
8pm, $12

Mac DeMarco, Calvin Love, The She’s, Sheepeaters
The Depot at SFSU
April 4, 2013
6pm, Free, All Ages