CD Review: Sharon Van Etten — Tramp; Playing Black Cat on February 11 and The EARL, April 25

CD Review: Sharon Van Etten — Tramp; Playing Black Cat on February 11 and The EARL, April 25

Sharon Van Etten
Tramp
Jagjaguar

By Micah McLain

First off, a disclaimer of sorts: I am a huge fan of Sharon Van Etten and have been ever since I first heard of her via All Songs Considered a couple of years ago. I was absolutely floored by “Love More” and have been equally impressed with the majority of her music since. With Tramp, Van Etten continues to grow and expand her sound, although this album also finds her occasionally settling back into some of the same sparse acoustic arrangements that she first explored on her debut Because I Was In Love. Van Etten has an amazingly evocative voice and an uncanny ability to pull a listener into a song, almost forcing you to feel her pain, sorrow and (much less often) joy through your speakers or headphones. Read more about CD Review: Sharon Van Etten — Tramp; Playing Black Cat on February 11 and The EARL, April 25

CD Review: The Cave Singers — No Witch; Playing The EARL, March 23 and The Red Palace, March 30

CD Review: The Cave Singers — No Witch; Playing The EARL, March 23 and The Red Palace, March 30

The Cave Singers
No Witch
Jagjaguwar

By Al Kaufman

Seattle is at it again. Not content to rest on their laurels as the birth of grunge, the Rainy City is now fostering a rebirth of the organic folk-rock scene. It is a sound that has been led by Fleet Foxes, and The Cave Singers are not far behind. Read more about CD Review: The Cave Singers — No Witch; Playing The EARL, March 23 and The Red Palace, March 30

GAYNGS (Members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, Solid Gold and More) Full On Takeover at The Black Cat – October 5

GAYNGS (Members of Bon Iver, Megafaun, Solid Gold and More) Full On Takeover at The Black Cat – October 5

Although supergroups aren’t necessarily the new thing in music – with the recent success in supergroups like the Dead Weather, Them Crooked Vultures, and Broken Bells – its easy to get excited about the joining of forces of already famous and talented people. With that said, we’re very excited about the new supergroup GAYNGS. Led by […]

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