Tag Archives: John Vanderslice

KEXP Video of the Week: John Vanderslice

This week we present another great live session from KEXP’s broadcast from the Bay Area, at Opus Music Ventures studio in Berkeley. San Francisco resident John Vanderslice, who has made numerous appearances on KEXP over the years, joined us on his home turf and brought along some new songs. Joined by drummer Matthias Bossi, JohnRead more…

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Thursday News Threads 2/5

Sadly, the Cramps frontman Lux Interior died yesterday of a pre-existing heart condition. Born Eric Lee Purkhiser, Lux formed the Cramps in 1973 with his wife, Kristy Wallace, aka Poison Ivy, whom he supposedly picked up hitching hiking. Fusing 50’s rock, punk, horror films, and sexual fetishism, the Cramps performed consistently over their 30 oddRead more…

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Romanian Names, Bloody Fists and Dead Oceans: An Interview with John Vanderslice

interview by Jim Beckmann Last week, during KEXP’s broadcast from Berkeley, John Vanderslice offered us a preview of his forthcoming album when he performed two new songs live at Opus Music Ventures studio. Accompanied only by Matthias Bossi on a portable drum kit, John played a stripped down set that was characteristically, and literately, probing,Read more…

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Live in San Francisco, Day 2: John Vanderslice

photos by Chad Syme John Vanderslice has been a singer and songwriter since at least the early 90’s. Of all the places John has lived over the years, San Francisco is where he seems to be settled for the moment and where he seems to fit. It’s also where he first appeared on the musicRead more…

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