This Must Be the Gig
Every week, Lior Phillips talks to artists, critics, and professionals about the live scene

Andrew Bird on His Past, His Present, and His Finest Work Yet

on March 20, 2019, 7:27pm

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Welcome back to another episode of This Must Be the Gig, the podcast that gives you an all-access pass to the world of live music! This week, we have an interview with the music world’s foremost whistler, Andrew Bird.

Even just listening to his recordings, it’s clear that Bird has been playing violin since four years of age. But his music is so much more than impeccable technique—and his brand new record, My Finest Work Yet, taps into a vibrant, labyrinthine inner world of heady emotion, obscure reference, and brilliant songwriting.

Host Lior Phillips and Bird work through his elaborate career—his first performances, seeing Japanese noise rockers Boredoms as his first concert, his time with the Squirrel Nut Zippers, and all the way up through to his latest release. Plus, just two days out from My Finest Work Yet, we’ve got an early taste of the record in the form of the dazzling “Sisyphus”.

Listen above and subscribe now to keep your finger on the pulse of the live music world. Consult his next round of tour dates below and click here if you’re hoping to catch one of his shows. Not coming to your town? Grab some vinyl, instead!

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Andrew Bird 2019 Tour Dates:
03/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Largo
04/02 – Chicago, IL @ Green Mill
04/03 – Chicago, IL @ Green Mill
04/08 – New York, NY @ National Sawdust
04/09 – New York, NY @ National Sawdust

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