Angel Olsen at the Southern

February 18th, 2014 · 1 Comment · By

I had the opportunity to see Angel Olsen in November of 2012 at the Tea Bazaar. I had heard a lot of buzz about her so I figured I would stop by. Since then I have been hooked. Olsen’s first two albums consisted of stripped down guitar and vocals, which were beautiful and powerful. On her new album, Burn Your Fire For No Witness, coming out today on Jagjaguwar, she is adding more depth to her sound, complete with a rhythm section and more harmonies. However, these additions don’t take away from Olsen’s strong voice, powerful lyrics, and simple guitar patterns. Though she is now touring with a full band, every one of her sets are intimate. Despite playing deeply personal songs, Olsen sings with glazed over eyes, refusing to make eye contact with her audience, showing how focused she is on her own work. Here is a video of Angel Olsen playing one of my favorite tracks, Miranda.

Old Calf, recording project of Ned Oldham opens. They play classic alt-folk jams with excellent lyrics. This whole concert is highly recommended by all of us here at Nailgun.

$10 / Show @ 9.


Poster designed by Thomas Dean.

(Side note: if you were interested in seeing Cian Nugent as the opener, he will be at the Tea Bazaar on Friday now with Ned Oldham and Andy Aylward and the Floaters.)

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  • 1 james // Feb 18, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    oh DAANG that’s a great T-Dean poster