Review: Jenny Hval & Mark McGuire @ The Chapel

Portland-via-Cleveland ambient guitar player Mark McGuire and Norwegian singer Jenny Hval shared a bill at The Chapel on Wednesday night. Although the turnout was rather slim due to an unfortunate lack of promotion, both artists were very expressive in their appreciation for those who showed up. Mark McGuire performed long-form ambient guitar pieces from his new album Along the Way against a backdrop of projected visuals. The theme of the visuals varied from song to song, maintaining a hypnotic, psychedelic vibe throughout. Things got a little weird when political imagery flashed on the screen, with themes of terrorism and corruption [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Mark McGuire, Jenny Hval, Netsky

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Wednesday, April 9th Jenny Hval, Mark McGuire @ The Chapel 9pm, $14, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, April 11th Netsky @ The Regency Ballroom 9pm, $30, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, April 12th Caravan Palace, Rosin Coven @ The Regency Ballroom 9pm, $35, [...]

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 [...]

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