Sharon Van Etten Playing Bowery Ballroom In January

Politely acidic Brooklyn folkie Sharon Van Etten is a burgeoning SOTC obsession -- her intoxicating sophomore album, Epic, is a killer if you're in a particularly emotionally vulnerable mood. (YIMBY'd closing track "Love More" especially.) She hasn't played around here lately, alas, denying us the chance to stand around feeling emotionally vulnerable in public, but that will mercifully change in the new year, with a lengthy U.S. tour (including a mess of dates opening for the National), including a January 8 show at Bowery Ballroom. We will be there. The recent "Tiny Desk Concert" concert she did for NPR (this appears to be a self-explanatory thing) will hopefully convince you to be there, too:

Tour Dates:

Sharon Van Etten Tour Dates: Dec. 3, 2010 Nara, Japan - Nara Café Sample Dec. 4, 2010 Kyoto, Japan - Kyoto Urbanguild Dec. 5, 2010 Fukui, Japan - Turuga Pinon-Pinon Dec. 7, 2010 Aichi, Japan - Nagoya JD Japon Dec. 8, 2010 Kanagowa, Japan - Kamakura Café Goatee Dec. 9, 2010 Tokyo, Japan - Shibuya, 7th Floor Dec. 11, 2010 Nagano, Japan - Matsumoto Cafe Dec. 12, 2010 Tokyo, Japan - FoundLand Jan. 8, 2011 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom Jan. 19, 2011 New Haven, CT - BAR Jan. 20, 2011 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's Jan. 21, 2011 Columbus, OH - Wexner Performance Space at OSU Jan. 22, 2011 Nashville, TN - The 5 Spot Jan. 23, 2011 Asheville, NC - TBD Feb. 15, 2011 Belgium, Brussels - Forest National w/The National Feb. 22, 2011 Poland, Krakow - Studio w/The National Feb. 24, 2011 Poland, Warsaw - Stodola w/The National Feb. 25, 2011 Germany, Berlin - C-Halle w/The National Feb. 26, 2011 Denmark, Aarhus - SCC w/The National Feb. 28, 2011 Sweden, Lund - Färs Frosta w/The National Mar. 1, 2011 Sweden, Stockholm - Cirkus w/The National Mar. 3, 2011 Finland, Helsinki - The House of Culture w/The National Mar. 4, 2011 Finland, Helsinki - The House of Culture w/The National

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