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Phono Del Sol #4 is coming to a skate park near you.

posted by JV | May 12 2014



Phono Del Sol is a festival I present with the excellent Bay Bridged:

"The Bay Bridged is proud to announce five great bands performing at the Phono del Sol Music Festival on July 12, 2014 at Potrero del Sol Park. The fourth annual festival celebrating the best of independent music will be co-headlined by Baltimore’s Wye Oak in their exclusive San Francisco Bay Area performance in support of their acclaimed new album Shriek. Also at the top of the bill are SF favorites Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, hands down one of the best live bands around.

They’ll be joined by eight other bands at the festival, three of which we’re announcing today. SF’s Blackbird Blackbird will be bringing anthemic electronic pop to Phono, fresh off the June release of Tangerine Sky. There will also be performances by SF/LA transcendental rock band A Million Billion Dying Suns and local rock and roll party-starters The Tambo Rays. The five remaining Phono del Sol 2014 bands will be announced soon.

General Admission and VIP tickets to Phono del Sol are on sale right now at PhonoDelSol.com. Individual General Admission tickets are $25 each, with a limited number of discount six-packs (save $5 per ticket!) also available."

Living Room Shows!!

posted by JV | May 11 2014

I'm taking most of the year off to produce records and build the new Tiny Telephone Oakland. I will be playing 4 Bay Area shows this summer. They are all pretty special.

Sun Jun 8, 2014 - Novato, CA
w/ Amber Rubarth!!! Presented by the greal KC Turner

Sat Jun 21, 2014 - Davis, CA

Fri Jul 25, 2014 - San Francisco, CA
These are the BEST shows and my favorite to play. ALMOST sold out. w/ Emily Elbert

Sat Jul 26, 2014 - San Francisco, CA
Just ADDED!! w/ Justin Farren

Magik*Magik Orchestra 5 Year Anniversary!!!!

posted by JV | December 17 2013



On January 31st, my beloved group, Magik*Magik Orchestra, celebrates our 5th birthday at the Fox Theater. Over the past five years, Magik has had the honor of creatively contributing to over 100 artists' projects and over 450 songs. We would like to share some snippets of those collaborations with you in one beautiful evening of curated music featuring orchestrated guest performances by: The Dodos, John Vanderslice, Zoe Keating, How To Dress Well, Two Gallants, The Lonely Forest, Geographer, Rogue Wave, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers and the lovely Diana Gameros. 30 young singers from the hauntingly gorgeous Pacific Boychoir will make guest appearances on a number of songs throughout the evening as well. 

There will be only 1500 seats available for purchase to this special evening. Come claim yours this Thursday at our presale. Password is mockingbird. TICKETS HERE.

Polyvinyl Record Co. Singles Club

posted by JV | December 17 2013

I'm part of this amazing series of Polyvinyl Record Company singles tracked on Of Montreal's old 4-track. These are only available by subscribing to the series (they won't be released digitally, but each 7" will come with its own download code). Other bands participating include Diane CoffeeThao & The Get Down Stay DownInto It. Over It., Cloud Nothings, and tons more. Find out more / subscribe here: http://polyvinylrecords.com/singlesseries

US Tour is ON!

posted by JV | October 15 2013

Hey, I just packed the van with Vanderslice Plays Diamond Dogs and Dagger Beach 200g vinyl, new t-shirts, flexi singles, screenprinted posters, and these weird reflective plastic discs they call CDs. I only have 165 Diamond Dogs records left (he bolds for maximum impact). Diamond Dogs is streaming here.

The tour starts tomorrow.

Please come to a show near you!!!! It's going to be my last club tour until 2015. I've got to build this Oakland studio next year. Also, my cats, Miette and Clover, have made it very clear I need to stay home.

I'll have the superb Jason Slota on drums and Moog Source and Tiny Telephone's awesome Jacob Winik on sound. Jason and I are going to play tons of stuff we've never played before: "Harlequin Press," "Sleep It Off," "How The West Was Won," "Song For Dana Lok," and some songs from Diamond Dogs.

As always, we'll have amazing support bands, including Bent Shapes, Alexander and the Grapes, Jared Bartman, Samantha Crain, Doe Eye, and Prism Tats.

I'll see you soon!!!

You As Merch Person = Guest List + Free Drinks

posted by JV | October 10 2013

You As Merch Person = Guest List + Free Drinks

What's not to love? If you can do any of these cities, write me. We need people in St Augustine FL, Tucson AZ, and Phoenix AZ. Check the dates on the right side of this page. Thanks!!!!!!!

FALL TOUR DATES are ON!!!

posted by JV | August 12 2013





Hello everyone! My fall club tour is happening and all the dates and (some) ticket links are below. This will be my only club tour until 2015 so PLEASE PLEASE come to this if you can. I'm knee deep in building a new Neve studio in Oakland and I'll only be playing living rooms next year. 

I'll have the amazing Jason Slota on drums and Moog Source and Tiny Telephone's lovely Jacob Winik on sound.

As always, we'll have amazing support bands, including Samantha Crain, Doe Eye, and Jared Bartman. More bands announced soon!

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"The AM band was made for you and meDAGGER BEACH TOUR 

Thur September 5 | Portland, OR 
Music Fest NW | Doug Fir
w/ Bob Mould

Fri October 18 | Seattle WA
Sunset TavernTickets

Sat October 19 | Portland OR
Bunk Bar | Tickets

Mon October 21 | Boise ID
Neurolux | Tickets

Tue October 22 | Salt Lake City UT
Urban Lounge | Tickets

Wed October 23 | Denver CO
Hi Dive | Tickets

Fri October 25 | Kansas City MO
Czar Bar

Sat October 26 | Omaha NE
Slowdown

Sun October 27 | Minneapolis MN
Triple Rock Social Club |

Tue October 29 | Madison WI
The Frequency | w/ Samantha Crain

Wed October 30 | Chicago IL
Schubas | Tickets | w/ Samantha Crain

Thu October 31 | Peoria IL
Apollo Theater | Tickets | w/ Jared Bartman & Samantha Crain

Fri November 1 | Columbus OH
A&R Music Bar | w/ Samantha Crain

Mon November 4 | Philadelphia PA
Johnny Brenda's | w/ Samantha Crain

Tue November 5 | New York NY
Mercury Lounge | w/ Samantha Crain

Wed November 6 | Boston MA
Great Scott | Tickets

Thu November 7 | Washington DC
DC9 |

Fri November 8 | Chapel Hill NC
Local 506 | Tickets 

Sat November 9 | Atlanta GA
529 | Tickets

Mon November 11 | St Augustine FL
Original Cafe 11 | Tickets

Tue November 12 | Orlando FL
The Acre

Wed November 13 | Tampa FL
Crowbar

Fri November 15 | Dallas TX
Three Links |

Sat November 16 | Austin TX
Holy Mountain

Mon November 18 | Tucson AZ
Club Congress

Tue November 19 | Phoenix AZ
Rhythm Room | Tickets

Wed November 20 | San Diego CA
Soda Bar

Thu November 21 | Los Angeles CA
Bootleg Bar |

Fri November 22 | San Francisco CA
Rickshaw Stop | w/ Doe Eye

posted by JV | August 02 2013

This backer-only song from the Kickstarter campaign is the Native Sound's first release! It's printed as a beautiful yellow or translucent flexi 7" with really nice artwork. You can stream it here or buy it at The Native Sound. The B-side is the unreleased "Vitas At Wimbledon." This is SUPER limited, the green flexis sold out right away.

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