Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Show Preview - Sharon Van Etten - 6.22.12 - Schenley Plaza - Concert Preview - Pittsburgh

Sharon Van Etten just recently made a stop in Pittsburgh less than two months ago playing at the Carnegie Lecture Hall. She put on fine performance which will probably make our top 10 shows at the end of the year. You can read the review here. Next Friday you have the opportunity to see her for FREE at WYEP's 15th Annual Summer Musical Festival at Schenley Plaza. Not only will she be performing, but also locals Donora, Great Lake Swimmers and Dr. Dog. Quite the lineup (if you don't plan on attending Modest Mouse at Stage AE).

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.