Having done substantially well in Canada and even earning Vancouver indie rocker Dan Mangan the title of XM Satellite Radio Verge’s Artist of the Year, the celebrated album Nice, Nice, Very Nice finally made its US debut this month. After spending the last few years extensively touring (and sometimes wandering) with his band, Mangan heads to NYC to play a couple of shows with The Wooden Birds, the first of which takes place on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at The Rock Shop (tickets $12, doors 7:30 p.m. 21+.) Friday, Sept. 3 they play an early evening show at the Mercury Lounge (tickets $10, doors 7:30 p.m. 21+).
Dan Mangan: A Friend From The North
—by Dani Tauber, August 30, 2010