PICTURE THIS: John Vanderslice + Doe Eye @ Rickshaw Stop, SF 11/22/13
Doe Eye, a San Francisco band, started off the night with a mix of songs from her two EPs and her upcoming full length album. With a string section backing the band, they created a lush sound for her music. Her set was well received by a delighted audience. Keep an eye out for an April release of her full length album.
After listening to John Vanderslice‘s latest album, Dagger Beach, we were expecting a set of very odd, offbeat music from Vanderslice and Jason Slota (on drums). And while Vanderslice’s music is not anywhere near mainstream pop, he and Slota did an outstanding job of keeping their music accessible. Especially with just the two of them on stage. Slota at times playing drums with one hand and keyboards with the other is quite an amazing sight to see. We were truly impressed with the live interpretations of Vanderslice’s music. To finish off the night Vanderslice and Slota waded into the audience to play surrounded by their fans, lit only by their cell phones. If you get the chance we would highly recommend you seeing these two work together.
Want to hear something different? Head over to Band Camp and checkout Dagger Beach by John Vanderslice.
See more photos of Vanderslice taking over the Rickshaw Stop HERE!