John Maus, wildman vocalist and vintage synth freak, will be performing at the Broadberry on Sunday, Feb. 10 for his first Richmond show.
A Minnesota native, Maus is a former teacher of philosophy at the University of Hawaii whose music is sometimes described as a “goth-pop,” probably due to its use of medieval church modes, as well as his dramatic baritone vocals.
He’s known for emotional and energetic live shows and for albums with titles such as “We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves” which has a little ditty called “Cop Killer” that didn’t create nearly the controversy that Ice-T’s song by the same name did (with the group Body Count).
Maus went to school at Cal Arts with musician Ariel Pink and the two have performed together and have plans to collaborate on an album.
The artist has announced that this upcoming tour will be solo. Sadly, his younger brother Joseph recently died at the age of 30 while on tour with Maus last July in Latvia, due to an undiagnosed heart condition.
The John Maus show takes place at the Broadberry on Sunday, Feb. 10 with a special guest to be announced. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 day of show. They go on sale Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.