Review: Julianna Barwick, Mark McGuire @ The Chapel, 11/26/13

Last night, The Chapel may as well have been a spiritual gathering. Julianna Barwick's vocal performance is shape-shifting, whether it's in the high-ceilinged Austin church in which I first witnessed her live, or the moderate height of the open two-story interior of The Chapel. Although volume plays into it, the sounds she emits adapt to their container naturally. Weighing the options just here in San Francisco, I was relieved that the show ended up at The Chapel; it was well attended, but not packed – which led several audience members to sitting on the floor, some even meditating. In Seattle, [...]

Tonight: Julianna Barwick and Mark McGuire (Emeralds) haunt The Chapel

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 [...]

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Creepers, Julianna Barwick, The Slasher Film Festival Strategy)

Jason: We keyed you into Creepers' new EP back in October, but the band is now streaming it in its entirety over on the metal blog on Invisible Oranges. Including members of Deafheaven and White Cloud, Creepers have crafted some epic prog-metal psychedelia. Stream the first two tracks off the EP ("Forked Tongue" and "Drug Vision") below and hear all four tracks on Invisible Oranges (via the folks at Brooklyn Vegan). CREEPERS by Creepers Nicole: This week, I'm living vicariously through European festivals like Pitchfork Paris Icelandic Airwaves, both of which are on my bucket list. Of the imaginary Reykjavik [...]

Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318) Download: Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. For some reason, November's concert offerings include a ton of exciting reunions, returns and anniversaries. This mix includes new music from Medicine, the shoegaze vets who are now touring behind their first album in 18 years, post-punk luminaries Wire, whose Change Becomes Us finds the band fleshing out ideas first generated three decades ago, and The Sonics. [...]

Julianna Barwick is performing at Aquarius at 4pm today

Julianna Barwick – “The Magic Place” If you are the kind of person who can swing over to Aquarius Records at 4pm today, first off, I envy you and your lifestyle. More importantly, though, if you are indeed such a person, you should head there then to catch a free in-store performance by Julianna Barwick, whose ambient songs built out of layered vocal loops should be especially moving in AQ's intimate quarters. If you can't make it there, Barwick is opening for Okkervil River at The Fox later tonight (7:30pm, $25). Julianna Barwick & Ikue Mori - Rejoinder by RVNG [...]

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