Few artists are storytellers as deft and disarmingly observational as Andy Shauf. The Toronto-based, Saskatchewan-raised musician's songs unfold like short fiction: they're densely layered with colorful characters and rich emotional depth. On his new album The Neon Skyline (out January 24 via ANTI-), he sets a familiar scene of inviting a friend for beers on the opening title track: "I said, 'Come to the Skyline, I’ll be washing my sins away.' He just laughed, said 'I’ll be late, you know how I can be.'" The LP's 11 interconnected tracks follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up. While its overarching narrative is riveting, the real thrill of thealbum comes from how Shauf finds the humanity and humor in a typical night out and the ashes of a pastrelationship.
Andy will be performing a few tracks from the new album and hosting a full album playback ahead of its release at Gold-Diggers for a select few lucky guests.
RSVP is required, and does not guarantee entry, so plan to arrive early.
Presented by Gold-Diggers and ANTI-.
This is a 21+ event.