Villagers Tonight @ Rickshaw


Our friends from Ireland, Villagers, have arrived. They will be playing tonight at The Rickshaw @ 8pm. Tickets are only $12. Our buddies at are promoting the show, and have a great video session with the band that you can see here.

After choosing the name Villagers – “I like the name because it doesn’t offend the songs” – O’Brien released The Hollow Kind EP in February 2009 and the 7” ‘On a Sunlit Stage’ last October on the Any Other City label, run by Villagers drummer James Byrne. After signing to Domino, Becoming a Jackal was recorded in Villagers guitarist Tommy McLaughlin’s home studio, with Tommy engineering and co-producing alongside Conor. “We wanted to make it sound a bit like a Neil Young album, not to dress it up too much, like someone is whispering in your ear, but also to get the epic-ness at times.”

Villagers Conor O'Brien on the back of bassist Danny Snow with drummer James Byrne in San Francisco last night. photo by Victoria Smith