Julianna Barwick

Tuesday evening at The Chapel will be an ambient affair, as Folk Yeah presents Julianna Barwick and Mark McGuire. Touring in support of her second studio album, Nepenthe, the extremely talented solo artist Julianna Barwick has been busy this fall: she did a few dates with Sigur Ros earlier this month, and was joined by Sharon Van Etten as well as Prince Rama’s Taraka and Nimai Larson at a church in Greenwich Village (see video below). Unlike her previous solo ventures in the studio, Barwick decided to integrate collaborators into her process for Nepenthe, including Iceland-based Alex Somers, and string musicians from both Amiina and Mum.

As the above video demonstrates, the church setting might be the best to witness Barwick’s performance (my first time seeing her was at Central Presbyterian Church during SxSW 2012, and it was haunting). The second best place, at least in San Francisco if a church hypothetically weren’t available, would have to be the gorgeous-sounding Chapel. On top of that, seeing this kind of show for just $12 is a steal (tickets are still available online).

Her support tonight comes from Mark McGuire — not the one most Bay Areans first are reminded of — but the Portland-based guitarist of former Books-esque electronic trio Emeralds.

Julianna Barwick, Mark McGuire
The Chapel
November 26, 2013
7:00pm doors / 8:00pm show, $12