Hello friends! We’re looking for people to host David Bazan Living Room Shows in August and September.

Do you have a big living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, recording studio, coffee shop or other space where we can do a private show that can comfortably and safely host 40-75 people? If so, please read everything below and get in touch if you live in or near these towns and want to host a show. We’d love to have a show at your place!

August 5 : Bainbridge Island WA – CONFIRMED
August 6 : Port Townsend or Bremerton WA
September 2 : Bellingham WA
September 3 : Vancouver BC

Can you host a show?

We’ll make this as easy as possible for the hosts. All you have to do is let us borrow your space for about 3 hours and check names off the list at the door. In return you’ll get 5 additional free tickets for friends and our eternal gratitude.

IMPORTANT!

1. Read everything below so you know how it works.

2. READ THIS: We’ll need you to sign this when we confirm the show. This details everyone’s responsibilities for the show… yours and ours.

3. email bazan@living-room-shows.com this info:
– a. Your address.
– b. A few photos of your living room.
– c. Please put “Bazan Living Room Show” and the name of your city in the subject line.

4. Sit tight and we’ll get back to as soon as possible if we can book the show at your place.

Here’s how it works.

1. You have a big living room, loft space, community space, art gallery, yoga studio, recording studio, coffee shop or other space where we can do a private show that can comfortably and safely host 40-75 people. There needs to be street parking, parking garage or public transportation nearby and your neighbors should be cool. It would be a huge bummer if someone called the cops because of all the extra cars and people coming to your place. You probably shouldn’t do this if you live in a tiny apartment with a bunch of uptight neighbors or a cranky landlord. Be realistic on how many people your place can hold. We need to know how many tickets we can sell in advance. Sorry, we can’t do these shows outside.

2. Ticket price will be $30. Everyone must buy tickets in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. There will be no reselling or third-party tickets sales. All tickets sales are direct to fans from Undertow. Limit 4 tickets per person. We want everyone to have the same chance of getting tickets.

3. We’ll provide the host with a list of everyone coming to the show. The host won’t have to deal with any money and will only need to check people off the list as they arrive. We ask show guests to arrive between 7:00-7:45pm. The shows start at 8pm and we ask everyone to be out of your space by 10pm.

4. The host gets 5 additional free tickets for the show. If you have other friends beyond your 5 guests who want to come to the show you should direct them buy tickets on-line.

5. Your home address will not be published on the web and will only be given to people who purchase tickets.

6. The shows will promoted on our websites, Facebook and Twitter and word-of-mouth.

7. We’ll need your help to spread the word on your Facebook and Twitter too. We’ll create a Facebook event for each show and make you a host of the event so you can easily invite your friends (Thank you!). Remember, please don’t post your address. The address only goes to people after they buy tickets. We need to keep the location private so people don’t try to show up and pay at the door.

8. You don’t need any sort of sound system. All we need is a nearby electrical outlet for David to plug his amp into. Some kind of ambient lighting like a lamp on coffee table, floor lamp, or overhead lights with a dimmer to help create a cozy mood and a small table or counter top where David can sell some merchandise after the show.

9. You don’t need seating for everyone. If you have a bunch of chairs, great! But most shows are floor seating and we let guests know they should bring a cushion or pillow to sit on during the show.

10. There will be no opening acts on the living room shows.

11. We love dogs and cats… we really do! But an excitable pet running around during the show can be distracting for the guests and performers. If you have curious and friendly 4-legged family members, would you be ok with putting them in another part of the house or sending them to a friend’s house during the show?

That’s it.
THANK YOU!!!

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Will Johnson is headed West for a big tour in March and April. These are all acoustic Living Room Shows… no stage, no sound system. He’ll be playing a bunch of songs from the new album Hatteras Night, A Good Luck Charm. Each show limited to 35-50 tickets. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

March 21 : Phoenix, AZ – Tickets
March 23 : Bakersfield, CA – Tickets
March 24 : San Francisco, CA – Tickets
March 25 : Petaluma, CA – Tickets
March 26 : Reno, NV – Tickets
March 28 : Eugene, OR – Tickets
March 29 : Portland, OR – Tickets
March 30 : Portland, OR – Tickets
March 31 : Seattle, WA – Tickets
April 1 : Boise, ID – Tickets
April 2 : Cheyenne, WY – Tickets
April 3 : Ft. Collins, CO – Tickets
April 4 : Denver, CO – Tickets
April 5 : Albuquerque, NM – Tickets

PRE-ORDER

he New Year’s first album in 9 years SNOW will be released world-wide on April 28, 2017. Pre-order Vinyl, CD, MP3 or Hi-Res WAV now and get an immediate download of the first single “Recent History.”

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David Bazan’s 4th full-length studio album Care will be released world-wide on March 7, 2017. Pre-order Vinyl, CD, MP3 or Hi-Res WAV now and get an immediate download of the title track “Care.”

The album was produced, recorded and mixed by David Bazan and Richard Swift at his studio National Freedom, USA.

1. Care
2. Up All Night
3. Disappearing Ink
4. Sparkling Water
5. Permanent Record
6. Make Music
7. Lazerbeams
08. Inner Lives
09. Keep Trying
10. The Ballad of Pedro y Blanco

Will Johnson kicks off a Southern shows Living Room Tour this week that includes Valentine’s Night for the 5th consecutive year in beautiful Waverly, AL. All shows except Florence, AL and Mobile, AL are acoustic with no PA. Tickets are on sale for all shows… links below.

Feb. 10 : Memphis TN – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Feb. 11 : Florence AL – 116 E. Mobile – TICKETS #
Feb. 12 : Birmingham AL – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Feb. 13 : Atlanta GA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Feb. 14 : Waverly AL – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Feb. 16 : Mobile AL – Satori – INFO
Feb. 24 : San Antonio TX – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Feb. 25 : Sealy TX – Living Room Show – TICKETS ##

# with Joey and Kelly from Glossary, and Shonna Tucker.
## with Erika Wennerstrom

Hello Friends, We’re excited to announce two new Will Johnson songs available on a very limited edition 7″ from Different Folk Records. Only 300 records are being pressed. Don’t delay, this will sell out.

Pre-order now and get an instant download of both songs. Record will be shipping to arrive on or before March 1.

PRE-ORDER HERE

Side A: Patient, Patient Man
Side B: Uinta

We’re very excited to announce a new Clap Your Hands Say Yeah album. ‘The Tourist” will be released world-wide on February 24, 2017. You can pre-order it now and get a download of the first single “Fireproof” immediately. There’s also a specially priced Deluxe Vinyl Bundle available with a limited edition white vinyl, t-shirt and turntable mat.

[ PRE-ORDER HERE ]

The band will be embarking on an extensive North American tour in March, April and May. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Don’t delay… these will sell out quick.

One October night I was sitting on my porch with Dave Bazan and a few close friends drinking wine and cheering up a friend who was in deep despair over his personal life. This didn’t look very fancy. We drank, we made deeply inappropriate jokes, we cooked dinner.

Dave pulled out his phone at one point later in the evening and asked if he could show us something. It was a video, shot by award winning documentarian Brandon Vedder (LA Source, In Pursuit Of Silence), that was going to be used as a promo on Kickstarter for their upcoming documentary about Dave’s career and life.

Dave hasn’t appeared in a video before. But there on the porch, with eight of us gathered around a screen, I watched his daughter run in slow motion as his face looked directly into the screen, and cried as he sang over and to her as she bolted down an empty street.

Either way
You are worthy of love.

It was beautiful. I wept even though it was a phone screen.

I wept because even back in the halcyon days before the results of this election, as a woman (a white, privileged woman) I have been told my value lies in my relationship to men. I am a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend. Never a human. Never allowed to sever the umbilical cord that I was taught to wrap around the wrists of the men who love me. Never pushed out the door and told to run.

Never told that just because I am, that is why I am worthy of love.

And just because I am, means I am worthy of my humanity.

I woke up on Wednesday morning empty and numb. I reached out to friends, especially friends who were LGBTQ, POC, immigrants or children of immigrants, and parents. I reached out and didn’t say much. We just wept. Not because of something beautiful, but because we had just been told by a wide margin that we were not worthy. That because we are, we are less.

Dave woke up that morning, unclear how he would explain to his own daughter and son about what had just happened in our democratic republic, and realized he needed to put that video out out now.

Because art speaks. Art is important. Art is personal, and it is binding. It is for when words fail. It is for when we fall down and need to crawl with our elbows through the mud toward a shrouded destination because we cannot stand.

He called me and told me he didn’t want to sell records from this or raise money for the film. He wanted this to be what it was – art that meant something different a month ago, and suddenly shifted overnight to take on a new purpose. Because that’s what art does when we allow it to speak – it moves and changes and grows.

I watched that video again, as a woman now decisively told that my value is diminished. I watched that video as everything I am – a person, a daughter, a writer, a friend. And I wept. But it had changed. I watched Dave cry, staring down the lens like the barrel of a gun. I watched a white man tear himself open and let his daughter be a person while knowing that the world may be cruel to her because of who she is. I watched him let her run away, and give her love because she is, not because of what she is.

And I walked out the door and started my own long journey into whatever comes next – untying the cords and breaking into a run.

-Kathleen Tarrant

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“Trouble With Boys” From the album “Blanco” on Barsuk Records.
Directed, Shot & Edited by Brandon Vedder
Colored by J Michael Neal

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To celebrate the release of David Bazan’s new Christmas album”Dark Sacred Night” he’ll embark on his first ever Christmas themed tour.  Tickets for all shows are on sale now!

Nov 29 : Richland WA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Nov 30 : Boise ID – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 01 : Salt Lake City UT – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 02 : Las Vegas – Living Room Show –  TICKETS
Dec 03 : Tuscon AZ – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 04 : Phoenix AZ – Valley Bar – TICKETS
Dec 06 : San Diego – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 07 : Aliso Viejo CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 08 : Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge – TICKETS
Dec 09 : Bakersfield CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 10 : Modesto, CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 11 : San Jose, CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 13 : San Francisco, CA – Swedish American Hall – TICKETS
Dec 14 : Sacramento CA – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 15 : Medford OR – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 16 : Eugene OR – Living Room Show – TICKETS
Dec 17 : Portland OR – Revolution Hall – TICKETS
Dec 18 : Seattle WA – Neumo’s – TICKETS