Until Fri Dec 20 2013
Photograph: Courtesy Andrew Bird
Time Out says
Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird is bringing his annual winter "Gezelligheid" tour to LA for the first time. The name translates to "extra, extra cozy" in Dutch, an atmosphere Bird encourages at the intimate performances where he uplifts listeners before entering the dark winter. Expect a reworking of his impressive back catalog with a heavy emphasis on violin pieces—an instrument he's been playing since he was four—helped by special guest Tift Merritt and amplified only by giant Specimen horns. The shows will take place at the Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian Church (3300 Wilshire Blvd); Bird likes performing in sacred spaces to let the audience experience his music in a different atmosphere.