Tag: Sharon Van Etten

  • Sharon Van Etten

    In our age of internet terribleness of trying to stay cool and ahead of the trends, it’s easy for us to cast quick judgement on singer-songwriters for being “harpy” or #emo, but Sharon Van Etten breaks the mold. Her latest album Are We There is one of honesty and frustration—a beautifully tragic portrait of the […]

  • Sharon Van Etten

    In our age of internet terribleness of trying to stay cool and ahead of the trends, it’s easy for us to cast quick judgement on singer-songwriters for being “harpy” or #emo, but Sharon Van Etten breaks the mold. Her latest album Are We There is one of honesty and frustration—a beautifully tragic portrait of the […]

  • Sharon Van Etten and Nitty Scott, MC Start New Chapters

    When your muses and your demons spring from the same passion, you’ve got two choices: give in or grit your teeth. You cut your losses with one in favor of the other, or you hold your ground and pray that you’re the one still standing at the end of the war between the two. Sharon […]

  • Sharon Van Etten, Getting Personal

    Before the ear-splitting pleas of the full room coax them back out for an encore, Sharon Van Etten and her band spend the final seconds of their set at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., slumped over their instruments, seemingly knocked out by their own crescendos. Over the enveloping swell of “I’m Wrong,” Van Etten […]

  • EPIC

    Despite slaying an umbrella-holding crowd of hundreds this summer at McCarren Park, Sharon Van Etten works best in intimate spaces—coffee shops, back rooms, and the like—where her voice and guitar (and on one song, harmonium) can project comfortably, only straining when she so chooses. This afternoon, in WNYC’s Greene Space, Van Etten will be performing […]

  • The Slow Burn of Sharon Van Etten

    Three years ago, Sharon Van Etten—then a 25-year-old singer-songwriter who’d recently left her boyfriend in Tennessee to make music in New York—landed an internship at the record label Ba Da Bing, home to the buzz band Beirut. To label owner Ben Goldberg, she was a disciplined, fastidious, quiet gift. Maybe too quiet. Van Etten didn’t […]

  • Kyp Malone+Sharon Van Etten

    With TV on the Radio on hiatus for a year, vocalist-guitarist Kyp Malone is doing a solo show to open for indie-rock singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten. Tonight’s concert is the release show for her latest, Epic, which is full of heart-on-sleeve, emotionally raw acoustic ballads. Given Malone’s penchant for political metaphors and right up-front vocals, […]

  • Damon & Naomi+Michio Kurihara

    Visit Damon & Naomi’s Web site and you learn a few things. It lists the duo’s discography, sure, and their history—as members of Galaxie 500, as collaborators with other arbiters of outsider cool, and as the band who provided the soundtrack to Meadow Soprano’s drug use dilemma. (No joke!) But it also reveals how determinedly […]

  • Eric Bachmann

    Anyone who worried that Eric Bachmann’s post-Archers of Loaf career was too downcast can now take cold comfort in the fact that the times have caught up with him. Now a decade into his Crooked Fingers career, he/they are overdue for a new album and his own solo record is two years old now, so […]

  • BRIGHT FUTURES

    Three Brooklyn bands slated to break nationally start by taking Manhattan. Even if The Antlers don’t break big, they still dream big—their recently released second album Hospice is a dreamy Antony-meets-Arcade-Fire song suite that is framed in the widescreen ideals of post-rock bands such as Explosions in the Sky. Its focus on weighty issues—love, cancer, […]