Wednesday 18.10 at 6pm at Arkadia: Indie Pop concert by John Van Deusen and Half-handed Cloud

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Dear friend of Arkadia,


You are invited to an Indie Pop concert by John Van Deusen and Half-handed Cloud  on Wednesday 18.10 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11).

Records and CDs will be available (cash only).




Warm regards,


– Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc.!


John Van Deusen sang and played for indie rock band The Lonely Forest (2004-2014) with albums produced by Death Cab For Cutie’s Chris Walla.  A native of island town Anacortes, Washington (home of The Microphones/Mount Eerie), Van Deusen was named as the best male vocalist by Seattle Weekly in 2011.  He recently released his first solo album (I Am) Origami Pt.1 – The Universal Sigh, with more albums to follow soon on his homemade label Monopath Records and/or Germany’s DevilDuck Records.

John Ringhofer has released albums under the Half-handed Cloud name since 1999, a year after he got a degree in painting.  He takes an art school approach to music, filtered through his love for ’60s pop melodies, thrift store culture, pocket-symphony arrangements, biblical texts, a DIY indie rock aesthetic, and lo-fi tape experiments.  He was a member of Sufjan Stevens’ performing band 2004-2005 (during the Illinois, Michigan, & Seven Swans era), and all his albums have been released on Sufjan’s own Asthmatic Kitty Records.  Ringhofer moved from California to Helsinki at the beginning of 2015.