Brooklyn venue Baby’s All Right posted this image to Instagram with the caption “Guess who’s playing Baby show tomorrow?”
With the event page on their ticketfly listed as “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” (for Demarco’s song “Chamber of Reflection”) with the supporting act as “Another Juan”, not for Tall Juan who is opening Demarco’s upcoming tour, but Juan Wauters who played 4Knots Music Festival last year and signed to the Captured Tracks label, along with Demarco.
Recently, the singer released his mini-LP “Another One” (Another Juan, get it?) where at the end of the record he tells the listener to “come over, I’ll make you some coffee” after listing his address in the Far Rockaways. One fan that made the trek out to Queens for the promise of coffee, confirmed from Demarco himself that he was playing the intimate Williamsburg venue.
With tickets selling for only $5 at the door, once the word got out that Demarco was in the building a line formed quickly and sold out hours before doors opened.
Opening the show was Uruguayan singer-songwriter and Queens representative Juan Wauters performing a solo set. While Wauters was brought on at the last second to support Demarco, having wrapped up his “Who Me?” tour of North America, the singer helped quell an ecstatic crowd of Mac fans. With his rambling, folk style the music was well received at it’s less serious points, especially with Wauters opening and closing with a track off his latest LP “Who Me?” The bilingual singer also performed a track on the record in Spanish, while singing in his heavily accented English.
Shortly after, Mac Demarco took the stage, debuting his new keyboard player John who recently joined the group for Demarco’s heavily synth based record. Also joining Demarco’s backing band is guitarist Andrew White who replaced Peter Sagar after his departure in 2014.
Playing a set that switched between newer tracks off “Another One” and older crowd favorites like “Ode to Viceroy”, the singer was still getting comfortable with the new material (despite forgetting the words to the first verse of “Cooking Up Something Good.”) The singer even managed to fit in a cover of Steely Dan’s “Reelin in the Years”, showing some of the influence the band has had on his approach to writing his latest mini-LP.
Inevitably, Demarco finished the set on a high note, stage diving into the small crowd and surfing them all across Baby’s, while grabbing onto the rafters. Closing out with “Still Together”, the band ended an electric set in the best way possible.
The Way You’d Love Her
Stars Keep Callin’ My Name
No Other Heart
Let Her Go
Ode to Viceroy
Cooking Up Something Good
Just to Put Me Down
Chamber of Reflection
I’ve Been Waiting for Her
Heart Like Hers