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Sharon Van Etten

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    October 16, 2013

    Picked to Click 2013

    The 23rd installment of Picked to Click, or when the rappers took over

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    October 15, 2013

    Picked to Click 2013: #4. Carroll

    #4. Carroll: 52 points Thousands of bands form at colleges every year, but only a scant few are serious enough to grow up to be MGMT (Wesleyan) or Vampire Weekend (Columbia). But the indie-rock foursome Carroll, named after the street they lived on while studying at Macalester, made a solid first st ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Dark Dark Dark release new EP, Nona records with the National

    It's no surprise that the worldly, chamber-pop charms of the Minneapolis quintet Dark Dark Dark has found an audience throughout the U.S. and Europe. Their sound has both a classic appeal and modern flourishes that are pleasing both to the ear as well as the heart. At their transfixing Who Needs Wh ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    Best Twin Cities concerts 2012: Staff lists

    Here are the raw lists from many of City Pages' contributing writers and photograghers for the finest shows they attended this year. Hint: It's all over the place!See Also:Best Twin Cities concerts 201250 Awesome Concert Photos from 2012Best Twin Cities songs 2012: Staff lists Best Twin Cities album ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Sharon Van Etten at First Avenue, 8/4/12

    See Also:Sharon Van Etten on Tramp and her upgraded bandSharon Van Etten and Shearwater at Cedar Cultural Center, 2/18/12 Sharon Van Etten with TennisFirst Avenue, MinneapolisAugust 4, 2012They liked her. They really, really liked her.It wasn't too hard to figure out how Sharon Van Etten's visit to ... More >>

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    August 3, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: Die Antwoord, Sharon Van Etten and Dosh

    We may not have Lollapalooza, but there are still plenty of bands in the Twin Cities this weekend. This Friday Dosh releases his new 7" at the 7th Street Entry while Haley Bonar takes on the Turf, fronting the new wave band Gramma's Boyfriend. Be sure to hang around First Ave and the Entry Satu ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012
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    August 1, 2012
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    July 27, 2012

    Bomba de Luz's Lydia Hoglund on new album and Rhymesayers

    Assembled entirely of 17-year-olds from Central High School, the precocious Bomba de Luz are already on their second album, What a Heavy Weight. Spanning seven tracks and 31 minutes, it's a record rife with soaring alt-folk, due especially to frontlady Lydia Hoglund's Sharon Van Etten-evoking vocals ... More >>

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    June 1, 2012

    Patrick Watson drops new video, free download ahead of his Cedar show Saturday

    Insightful Canadian singer/songwriter Patrick Watson rolls into the Cedar Cultural Center Saturday night on the strength of his excellent new record, Adventures In Your Own Backyard, an album filled with a studied blend of subtle instrumentation and profound lyrics. Watson has long since captured th ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    SXSW 2012's six worst moments, brought to you by #DEWeezy

    ​The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ​If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    Sharon Van Etten & Shearwater at Cedar Cultural Center, 2/18/12

    ​Sharon Van Etten and ShearwaterThe Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisSaturday, February 18, 2012View a slideshow from the concert here.It's a rare and wonderful thing to have a double-bill featuring artists who have both recently released superlative new albums. And that is just what the sold-o ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Weekend Checklist: The Pines, Zoo Animal, Dre Day 2012, The Jayhawks

    ​ So much live music happening this weekend ranging the gamut of genres.

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    February 17, 2012

    Sharon Van Etten on Tramp & her upgraded band

    ​There's been a lot of talk about Sharon Van Etten lately, and it's deserved. Her third album, Tramp, features indie music powerhouses like Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, Beirut's Zach Condon, Aaron Dessner of the National, and Van Etten, who used to be better known as a ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg: I came back before I got frostbite

    ​Jonathan Meiburg started Shearwater as a side project with his then-bandmate in Okkervil River,  Will Sheff, as an outlet for material that wouldn't quite fit the sound of their primary band. After 12 years, while Sheff is now solely focused on Okkervil, Meiburg is still dedicated full-ti ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Zoo Animal's Holly Newsom: I thought Departure was going to be a dud; release show Saturday

    Janell Marie​It's all change these days for Holly Newsom and the band she calls Zoo Animal. A few months ago, her longtime bandmates, bassist Tim Abramson and drummer Thom Burton, both left the group. The tireless songwriter has responded with an excellent new EP, Departure, a record she claims sh ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Dan Israel talks 'Crosstown Traveler' and staying grounded amid life's traffic jams

    Photo by Steve Cohen​Dan Israel has been a constant in the Twin Cities roots music scene for over a decade now, and has proven himself to be a consistently high-quality songwriter and a witty, self-deprecating performer. Israel is getting ready to release his 11th album, Crosstown Traveler, a ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    Watch Justin Vernon, Sharon Van Etten, and Megafaun play some gorgeous Americana

    ​Alan Lomax was the principal documentarian of of southern roots music, culminating in the release, fifty years ago, of Sounds of the South, a keystone in American musical history. Last fall, an improbably good band played some selections from his defining collection and...wow.

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    May 11, 2011

    The Ericksons take up residency at the Aster

    ​The Ericksons base their music around one principle: simplicity. Less is more. Sisters Bethany Valentini and Jenny Kochsiek cultivate a sound that is sparse and dark, a little Appalachian and a little bluegrass. Their lyrics are in the tradition of a storyteller, humble but with heart and sou ... More >>

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    April 7, 2011

    Sharon Van Etten at the Cedar, 4/6/11

    Photos by Tony Nelson​ Sharon Van Etten April 6, 2010 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis Brooklyn-based Sharon Van Etten is a force to be reckoned with. Her show last night at the Cedar saw the audience moved and silenced by the folk artist whose talent and capacity for music is far greater ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Radio K releasing 'Stuck on AM 7: Stuck on Tape' on Record Store Day

    ​It's hard to believe 10 years have passed since I picked up my first Radio K Stuck on AM compilation, because I still remember it vividly.

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    November 8, 2010

    Junip and Sharon Van Etten at the Cedar Cultural Center, 11/7/10

    Photos by Kathy Easthagen​Junip and Sharon Van EttenNovember 7, 2010Cedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisWhen Junip and Sharon Van Etten were announced as touring mates to play a Cedar gig a few months back, I could think of no better venue to suit the heart-breaking sounds that both artists create. ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Cedar Cultural Center knocking out 22 shows in 20 days

    The Sweet Colleens perform amidst a flurry of shows​Rocktober is in full swing, and the Cedar Cultural Center doesn't intend to slow its pace as we head into November. The all-ages venue is hosting an impressive run of shows over the next 20 days, squeezing in 22 separate events by an eclectic arr ... More >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Bowerbirds give heartfelt performance at the Varsity

    The band's strength truly lies in their subtlety, with melodies often just an afterthought to mood, and those considerable talents were on full display last evening.

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    January 19, 2010

    Bowerbirds tonight at the Varsity

    Bowerbirds play the Varsity Theater with opening act Sharon Von Etten

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    January 13, 2010
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    January 13, 2010
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