Vandaveer w/The Breedings

Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …

If any Vandaveer fans were concerned about the band’s fourth LP unexpectedly transitioning from acoustic Americana into, like, skate punk or something — fear not. Released on April 30, Oh, Willie, Please … makes up for what it may lack in excitement with beauty and precision. That's exactly what we’ve come to expect from the brainchild of D.C.-based Mark Charles Heidinger, an Ohio native who also fronts The Apparitions and plays bass for These United States. Featuring a lovely/spooky balance of murder ballads (“The Banks of the Ohio”) and Southern gothic character studies (“Pretty Polly,” “Poor Edward”), the record is mainly a showcase for the great harmonic interplay between Heidinger and his female foil Rose Guerin. If you fancy the discography of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, you should give Vandaveer a shot. Decide for yourself tonight.

—Andrew Clayman

Thu, May 23 | 9:00 PM (8:00 Door)
The High Watt
18 and over
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Washington DC  |  Alternative

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