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Sharon Van Etten Live at The Sinclair

Sharon Van Etten Live at The Sinclair

Sharon Van Etten and opening act Torres set out to dispel any misconceptions that singer-songwriter acts are tame, captivating a sold-out crowd at The Sinclair with two high-intensity sets. The artists may have preached to the choir though, as there was a palpable, excited buzz going through the young and smart-looking crowd before either act […]

Sharon Van Etten at the Paradise

Sharon Van Etten at the Paradise

Sharon Van Etten has a good habit of touring with equally as impressive and underrated musicians as herself. From indie rockers Shearwater to Boston-favorite Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Etten’s openers repeatedly surprise crowds by bringing just as much a show to the stage as the headliner herself. If his name wasn’t recognizable enough, Damien Jurado […]

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Holiday Compilation Album Full of Big Names

Isn’t releasing a holiday CD before it’s even Halloween a bit early? Apparently Starbucks’ (yes, the coffee giant) label Hear Music and Concord Music Group don’t think so. The two have compiled a list of big name artists to cover holiday songs, most of them Christmas standards. The album is titled Holidays Rule (appropriate for […]

Newport Folk Festival: Sharon Van Etten

Newport Folk Festival: Sharon Van Etten

It seems right for Sharon Van Etten to join the Newport Folk Festival. Given the slightly moody weather when she went onstage – warm winds, humid air, and clouds that were winking out tiny rain drops every few minutes – it was natural to hear music that has one foot in a wandering sadness and […]

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