Sharon Van Etten

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Top Five Memorable Bands From This Year's Lollapalooza

    See Also:*Best of HARD Summer, Day 1 - Los Angeles State Historic Park - 8/3/12*HARD Summer Night 2: Top Five Performances*Bloc Party Speaks: Why Bringing Their Guitars to HARD Summer was a Gutsy MoveSince 2005, Lollapalooza has descended upon Grant Park in Chicago every August to bring some of musi ... More >>

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    April 11, 2012

    Lollapalooza Lineup Released: Black Sabbath Reuniting!

    In an attempt to possibly take some of the spotlight off Coachella this week, Lollapalooza released a "same, same but different" lineup for the eighth installment of the Chicago festival in Grant Park. As at Coachella, the Black Keys and At the Drive-In are performing. But unlike Coachella, the Red ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    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 cr ... 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 >>

  • Music

    May 12, 2011

    Making Air Waves

    Nicole Schneit expands her band's horizons while staying true to her indie-pop aesthetic

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    March 31, 2011

    The National's 'Think You Can Wait' Featuring Sharon Van Etten Goes Old-School

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​The National's "Think You Can Wait" sounds so much sweeter with Sharon Van Etten sharing harmonies with lead singer Matt Berninger, but the video isn't all that great, interspersed as it is with clips from the movie Win Win. (Well, it is the lead off the soundtrack.) ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    TGIF: From Sharon Van Etten to Hugh Cornwell, the Best Shows to Watch This Weekend

    John Gilhooley/ OC Weekly​Friday means another visit from the characters in The Adolescents at Alex's Bar in Long Beach--and why not, given how often they've made it a home away from home (or alternately, close to home?). But there's a further mix of familiar characters on the bill: Woodland Hills ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Sharon Van Etten

    Detroit Bar

  • Music

    March 24, 2011

    Sharon Van Etten's 'Epic' Win

    Her intimate rootsy-shoegaze sound has led to some not-so-intimate gigs

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    March 23, 2011

    Little Scream: 'Just Thinking of Elliot Smith Helps Me Write Better Songs'

    ​Montreal's Little Scream renews my faith in music. Singer/songwriter Laurel Sprengelmeyer (who looks like a young Susan Sarandon, apparently) is touring to support her debut, The Golden Record, a gorgeous set of folk/pop songs that she named after the 1977 Voyager space-shuttle time-cap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Year in Review: Best of Albums and Tracks Lists Reveals Much Love for Animal Collective

    Approximately 800 zillion records were released in the past 12 months, and that's just the ones issued on old-fashion CD. Like never before, definitive tallies of the year's greatest are absurd. But us music geeks still like to see what others were obsessed with--even if it's just to get a head shak ... More >>