Lucy Dacus

TUESDAY 11TH JUNE 2019

Doors 7pm

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A glance at her worldwide touring schedule in 2019 shows little sign that Lucy Dacus is slowing down, and in fact, she will release a series of songs titled 2019 to celebrate. Recorded in here-and-there studio spurts over the last two years, 2019 will be released later this year as a physical EP, and will be made up of originals and cover songs tied to specific holidays, each of which will drop around their respective date: Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day (and Taurus season!), Independence Day, Springsteen’s Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Dacus has released a cover of Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose,” sung in both French and English. Dacus’ clear vocals and faint vibrato float over the chiming piano, a starry-eyed, upbeat take on the classic tune, and a hint at her pop-star potential. “From the first time I heard it, I thought ‘La Vie En Rose’ was a perfect song. Hearing it, I knew that, one day, I would fall in love,” says Dacus, adding “I want someone to listen to this while running at top speed to the doorstep of the person they adore, ready to profess their deep, undying love. (PS, there’s a longer story about singing this song as a duet with my middle school janitor, but it is not concise).”

Dacus uses her gift as a songwriter to help understand and cope with the world around her, including making sense of national holidays, often more geared towards social media boasts and manufactured consumerism than authentic celebration. “What is going on,” she asks herself on these days, retreating from the heightened expectations of holidays to figure out what to make of them and to find her own meaning. “I've collected some songs from trying to answer that question,” she says, and “this series seems like the right place to put them next to each other. These songs are self-contained, not indicative of a new direction, just a willingness to do something different and sometimes even out of character.”

2018 was a milestone year for Richmond, VA’s Lucy Dacus. Her widely celebrated sophomore record, Historian, was met by a cavalcade of critical elation, with NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NBC News, Slate, The Atlantic, Billboard, Paste, Stereogum, and more choosing it as one of the best albums of the year. Her collaborative EP as 1/3 of boygenius (with Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers) landed on many of those same lists, plus Newsweek, The New Yorker, Esquire, and the New York Times. She played revelatory sold-out shows at clubs and festivals alike, and appeared on television sets across the country on CBS This Morning, Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Last Call With Carson Daly.


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Venue Details



TUE 17 SEP 2019
Joyero
Hug & Pint, Glasgow11.45pm£7.50
PILE
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow19.30£10.00
The Maes (AU)
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£8.00
WED 18 SEP 2019
Thunkfish + Trio TYR
Blue Arrow Club, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£8.00
THU 19 SEP 2019
Cornerstoned #2: Null + Death Bed.
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£4.00
FRI 20 SEP 2019
Frog Costume
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19:30£4.00
Impatient - Launch Night
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow23:00£8.00
Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert
Summerhall, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£16.50
SUN 22 SEP 2019
RAZA
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£5.00
Aidan Moffat + RM Hubbert
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£16.50
TUE 24 SEP 2019
Michael Janisch "Worlds Collide" Launch Tour
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£10.00
Zang + Pyro
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£5.00
WED 25 SEP 2019
Plastic Mermaids
Hug & Pint, Glasgow20.00£9.00
FRI 27 SEP 2019
Alex Cameron
The Art School, Glasgow7.30 pm£13.00
SAT 28 SEP 2019
The Roques + Canary Gold & The Morning Retakes
Hug & Pint, Glasgow7.30pm£5.00
Awkward Family Portraits: Album Launch
Drygate, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£10.00
MON 30 SEP 2019
Living Hour
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£6.00
THU 3 OCT 2019
Elliot Galvin Trio
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow19.30£8.00
FRI 4 OCT 2019
Skeltr
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow7.30 pm£8.00
SAT 5 OCT 2019
DZ Deathrays
Stereo, Glasgow19:00£12.00
SUN 6 OCT 2019
Chance McCoy
Old Crow Medicine Show
Sneaky Pete's, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£12.00
Dan Mangan
Murray A. Lightburn (The Dears)
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£14.00
FRI 11 OCT 2019
Murkage Dave
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£10.00
SAT 12 OCT 2019
The Eskies
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30cancelled
Jim Bob (Carter USM)
The Art School, Glasgow19.30£15.00
Tiny Murder Launch Party + Pocket Knife
& Charrette
Blue Arrow Club, Glasgow23.00£5.00
SUN 13 OCT 2019
Pillow Queens
Hug & Pint, Glasgow19.30£8.00
MON 14 OCT 2019
Alessi's Ark
Hug & Pint, GlasgowDoors 19:30£8.00
Creep Show ft. John Grant, Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter & Benge
The Art School, GlasgowDoors 7:30pm£16.00
WED 16 OCT 2019
Kiefer Sutherland
Old Fruitmarket, GlasgowDoors 7.30pm£30.00
THU 17 OCT 2019
Broken Chanter
Sneaky PetesDoors 7.30pm£10.00