Jack Name – Tuesday Jan 28 – Vancouver BC @ The Biltmore

“On occasion, something sublime gets through the noise of my inbox . . . This sounds to my ears, in some oddball way, like The Residents meet the Gun Club. The guitar solo even sounds like Snakefinger. This is a very good thing.” – Dangerous Minds

“Jack Name is a rare entity and a genius story/songsmith and I am envious as hell that GOD? Records is putting this out and not Castleface. Whiffs of young Brian Eno, Gary Numan, Chrome, ELO, Bruce Haack . . . even Richard O’Brien (a la “Rocky Horror”) and Stefan Wul stain the sleeves of this story, but it’s still wholly original and cooked at home so it’s as honest as it is good for you. The sounds are a dense and ever-shifting beast — just an absolutely put-you-on-the-floor headphone record. The narrative holds as much significance as the sound; hopefully there will be a lyric sheet so teenagers ripe for a push in the right direction can follow along, pink-eyed, with their index fingers.” – John Dwyer

Light Show is a rock and roll sci-fi novella by Los Angeles underground spectre, Jack Name:  A chilling glimpse into an imaginary world torn apart by a war between rival gangs the shadows and the wooly bullies. Teenage vandals and druid-like oracles lead the resistance against a juggernaut of psychological warlords in this genre-bending explosion of sonic fiction, illustrating why critics have called Jack Name “an aural mirror to an A.D.D. generation.”

Elusive underground artist, Jack Name, is sharing another song off his ever-shifting debut album, Light Showout January 21st via Drag City imprint, God? Records. Following “Pure Terror,” dive further into the heavy world of Light Show with the more ominous “Born to Lose.”With each new track, it becomes increasingly evident the narrative in this powerful and wholly original, genre-bending explosion of sonic fiction holds as much significance as the sound as Jack brilliantly presents an imaginary world torn apart by a war between rival gangs, the shadows, and the wooly bullies.


Jack Name (vocals, guitar, electronics) will be joined by Jamie Phillips (vocals, synths) for a North American tour with May Dent kicking off later this month. The shows will be Brutalist, electronic, rock ‘n roll. He’ll continue playing select cities throughout March. All dates are below.



JACK NAME’S “BORN TO LOSE” MP3 – http://bit.ly/1irvUOg
“Born to Lose” stream – http://bit.ly/1dklbWr

 “Pure Terror” mp3 – http://bit.ly/1ewcWTK
“Pure Terror” stream – http://bit.ly/1dCS1wo


“Everything sounds dynamic from the get-go, yet still held back, leaving room for a major build. And oh, how he builds: The percussion kicks up as the verse rolls on, and when the chorus hits, everything’s big and ethereal.” – Pitchfork


(new shows in bold)
Thu. Jan. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel w/ Dent May, Chris Cohen
Fri. Jan. 25 – Eureka, CA @ The Works w/ Dent May
Sat. Jan. 26 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Dent May
Tue. Jan. 28 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret w/ Dent May
Wed. Jan. 29 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Dent May
Thu. Jan. 30 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Dent May
Fri. Jan. 31 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Dent May
Sat. Feb. 1 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive w/ Dent May
Wed. Feb. 3 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill w/ Dent May
Thu. Feb. 4 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Dent May
Sat. Feb. 5 – St. Louis, MO @ Billiken Club w/ Dent May
Sun. Feb. 6 – Nashville, TN @ The Stone Fox w/ Dent May
Mon. Feb. 7 – New Orleans, LA @ Tulane University LBC Quad w/ Dent May
Sat. Feb. 8 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (inside) w/ Pontiak
Sun. Feb. 9 – El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace w/ Pontiak
Mon. Feb. 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Last Exit Live w/ Pontiak
Thu. March 6 – Nashville, TN @ Freakin’ Weekend
Tue. March 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog
Thu. March 13 – Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo
Sat. March 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio

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