Angel Olsen

June 17
7:30 p.m.
Indie Pop
Before breaking through as a solo artist, singer-songwriter Angel Olsen recorded and toured with iconic indie-folker Bonnie "Prince" Billy, sometimes under the moniker Angela Babbler. Even then, she was always destined to excel on her own. The undeniable evidence? A singing voice that once prompted Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein to praise her "effortless evocation." Olsen's arresting vocals and her lonesome (but not hopeless) lyrics gave her a singular identity on her breakout 2012 album, Half Way Home, though that LP also recalled Joni Mitchell and Vashti Bunyan. With her sophomore release, 2014's Burn Your Fire for No Witness, Olsen introduced a new blend of folk, country, and punk aided by producer/engineer John Congleton's array of microphones and the presence of a full band. This year, the 29-year-old from St. Louis is readying her third album, My Woman, set for a September release. She recently teased the synthesizer-sparkled single "Intern," which showcases her vocal range while signaling continued evolution. With Scott Tuma.