Great news: John Vanderslice is returning to Modified Arts on June 28 (via Stateside Presents). When we last saw JV at Modified in 2007, he was ordering pizza and taking a collection from the crowd for the delivery man, who walked out with at least a tip in excess of $100. He also played Nikki Oh Nikki outside in the parking lot with St. Vincent, which was, without a doubt, one of my greatest moments at Modified (or any show, for that matter).
This year’s show will come in support of his May 19 release Romanian Names, his first for the Dead Oceans label. No opener has been announced yet. Tickets are $12, and I might add, worth every penny. If memory serves, he and his band played for at least two hours and something like 20 songs. So long as Time Travel is Lonely remains in the set list, I’ll be a happy fella.
- John Vanderslice | Fetal Horses (from Romanian Names)