Lucy Dacus | photo by Marin Leong | courtesy of the artist
Lucy Dacus sells out night one at Union Transfer; adds second night with Bartees Strange
Riding the excitement around the release of her terrifically-received third album Home Video, singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus sold out her October 20th Philly concert with Shamir at Union Transfer. If you missed out on getting tickets, fear not; Dacus added a second Philly show on October 21st at Union Transfer, and XPN Artist to Watch Bartees Strange is slated to open.
Home Video is a journey in memory and the calamities of childhood for Dacus, and while the pre-album singles echo the sounds Dacus is known for — rousing rock (“Hot + Heavy”) and gutting introspection (“Thumbs”) alike — the full scope of the record explores different and unexpected territories. “Partner In Crime” is notably a unusual and otherworldly autotune exploration in the vein of Alex G, while “Triple Dog Dare” is an explosive and epic jam.
Bartees Strange released the celebrated Live Forever album last year, as well as an EP of covers interpreting his favorite songs by The National, Say Goodbye To Pretty Boy. This is his first Philly-area gig since his profile exploded over the past couple years.
Tickets for Lucy Dacus’ October 21st show at Union Transfer with Bartees Strange are available here. Grab your copy of Lucy Dacus’ Home Videoover at Bandcamp, and keep tabs on the XPN Concert Calendar for the latest in Philly regional concert news.