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Andy Shauf is a Canadian singer-songwriter best known for his 2016 breakthrough, The Party. A concept album that traces the events of a single evening, The Party proved Shauf a keen observer and literate storyteller who cleverly incorporates snippets of dialogue in his reflective, often bittersweet songwriting. Shauf’s latest record, The Neon Skyline, released in January, shares a similar narrative with The Party: This time we’re at a bar, the singer is having beers with a buddy and reminiscing about his ex — and then she walks in. The Neon Skyline’s vignettes and character studies are every bit The Party’s equal and the album features somewhat fuller production; it will likely find its way onto many year-end lists.

Andy Shauf plays with Molly Sarle at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 20 at the Fonda.

LA Weekly