Andy Shauf

Saturday, September 11, 2021 — 8:00 pm

Andy Shauf
Black Cat
1811 14th st nw Washington, DC 20009

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General Admission
Price: $25.00
Fee: $5.55
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Event Description

Andy Shauf

*This show was orginally scheduled for Dec 2020 and was postponed to this new date Sept 11 2021*

 

ANDY SHAUF

$25 / Doors at 8:00

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 a rich emotional depth. On his new album The Neon Skyline, 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 the album comes from how Shauf finds the humanity and humor in a typical night out and the ashes of a past relationship.