Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sharon Van Etten

Tonight, Brooklyn's Sharon Van Etten and Baltimore's Flock of Dimes perform at The Earl.  Here's Ms. Van Etten earlier this year performing at New York's Mercury Lounge:

According to Atlanta's Creative Loafing newspaper, Ms. Van Etten's music "finds honesty in the equivocal, love amidst gloom. Like Brooklynite Lucinda Williams, Van Etten's bold vocal tones suggest a depth of being formed by a young lifetime of hard-won triumphs."

It will be my third time watching Ms. Van Etten perform, having seen her last year at Bumbershoot and the year before that (2010) opening for Junip at The Earl. For those of you interested, her February 26, 2012 set at the Bowery Ballroom is available for free download over at NYC Taper.


Meanwhile, way back during last year's Rocktober, I mentioned that I would love to hear Wye Oak play a smaller club like The Earl some day.  While that wish hasn't yet been fulfilled, I do get to hear Flock of Dimes, "a sample-heavy project weighted by Wye Oak frontwoman Jenn Wasner's deliriously wonderful songwriting" (the Loaf again) at The Earl tonight.

icy by Flock of Dimes

glaze by Flock of Dimes

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