With a mission to bring the community intentional and curated concert experiences, we are thrilled to present Aussie singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin’s Vegas Residency for three Thursdays in spring – April 18, 25, and May 2 at 7 p.m. The exclusive performance will showcase not only Jacklin’s immense talent but also the state-of-the-art acoustic flexibility of the Constellation sound system here at The Beverly Theater.
Since releasing her debut album Don’t Let the Kids Win in 2016, Melbourne’s Julia Jacklin has carved out a fearsome reputation as a direct lyricist, willing to excavate the parameters of intimacy and agency in songs both stark and raw, loose, and playful. If her debut announced those intentions, and the startling 2019 follow-up Crushing drew in listeners uncomfortably close, PRE PLEASURE is the sound of Jacklin gently loosening her grip.
PRE PLEASURE presents Jacklin as her most authentic self; an uncompromising and masterful lyricist, always willing to mine the depths of her own life experience, and singular in translating it into deeply personal, timeless songs.
Recorded in Montreal with co-producer Marcus Paquin (The Weather Station, The National), PRE PLEASURE finds Jacklin teamed with her Canada-based touring band, bassist Ben Whiteley, guitarist Will Kidman, and drummer Laurie Torres.
“The residency idea started because, in the spirit of doing what I want next year, even if it doesn’t make sense, I decided I wanted to do a Vegas Residency. The thought made me laugh, and I want to laugh more, and I want more joy in the indie rock touring circuit. I just feel like I jumped on a train in 2016 when I released my first record and it’s been a while since I’ve interrogated why I’m still on the train or asked who's driving,” said Jacklin. “I’m approaching next year’s shows with a sense of play. I want to write on the go, try things out, and slow things down for a second. I want to stay in the same city for more than a night and have some breathing room in between each show to really think about what I’m doing, why I’m drawn to songwriting and public performance, and how I can change my practices to be more sustainable. Maybe I can even work on my enduring stage fright in intimate rooms where I can see people’s faces, feel their support, and remember that this is all just about connecting with other people at the end of the day. I'll be playing solo, I'll have some guests, some friends, who knows! I'm just going to see how it feels and leave room for exploring and experimenting. Hope to see you there.”
Powered by Meyer Sound, featuring a custom audio experience with Constellation, a platform that integrates high-quality loudspeakers, microphones, digital processing, patented algorithms, and proprietary certification techniques in a flexible package. This enables us to transform its architectural acoustics with a finger tap, affording incomparable sonic flexibility for the perfect music performance.