Photo by DANNY COHEN
Wise men say only fools rush in where angels fear to tread. But apparently nobody told pepperoni playboy Mac DeMarco and Indieland is all the better for it. Still, all things must pass, and somewhere around 2014’s Salad Days, DeMarco took a giant step forward in his ongoing transition from “wacky indie guitar boy” to “actual person with feelings and shit.” Going forward, there were less gimmicks and more self-reflection as DeMarco flirted with adulthood, which admittedly was a ballsy move for a songwriter beloved for cigarette anthems, stoner odes, and chorus pedal abuse. But despite expectations, DeMarco seems to have widened his audience without losing his original gangstas in the process. Which explains why he’s gone from playing Underground Arts to headlining the Skyline Stage of the Mann on Sept. 4th in just four years. We have a pair of tickets to give away to 47th Phawker reader to email us at Phawker66@gmail.com with the correct answer to the following Mac DeMarco trivia question: What is Mac DeMarco’s birth name? (HINT: it’s not Mac DeMarco). Put the words THIS OLD DOG in the subject line and please include your full name as it appears on your photo ID and a mobile number for confirmation. Good luck and godspeed!