From our previous preview:
Sharon Van Etten will be playing next Saturday at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland brought to the city by the good people at the Warhol Museum. She is touring behind her third studio album, Tramp, which has received praise via the blogosphere along with the mainstream press. The LP was released in February of this year on Jagjaguwar Records featuring producer Aaron Dessner of The National. The album is compilation of an individual up’s and down’s in life with visions of death and love. The songs are easily identified by people across the board; they are honest, sincere and relate to everyday experience giving her a wide fan base that has developed over the past several years.
Part of our review from Carnegie Lecture Hall:
Van Etten's music is often melancholoy, with lyrics based on an unkind lover or scorned follower. She channels that painful ache from love gone awry onstage with an honest and fluid delivery. The singer was front and center supported by a four piece backing band that allowed her to be the focus of the performance. Often demonstrating her skills, SVE was able to bounce from one instrument to another with no trouble.
Find more information about the show here.