Featured: Top of Home Page

Sharon Van Etten Releases New Single "Taking Chances" + Tour Dates

Sharon Van Etten once again tweaks her signature sound just the right amount.

Slightly more relaxed and groovy than the biting tracks off 2012’s Tramp, Sharon Van Etten recently dropped “Taking Chances”, the first single off her forthcoming album, Are We There?, due out May 27. Sadly and soulfully, “Taking Chances” doesn’t desert her signature dreamy style, but the song has a slick production quality to it and sharp, yet subtle indie-pop sensibilities. It’s a lot less sparse than usual and quite a bit more atmospheric, which is exciting considering Van Etten is skilled at slight tweaks to her distinct sound. She’ll also be touring extensively throughout the next few months.


TOUR DATES

05/08 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall


05/09 – Hudson, NY @ Helsinki Hudson


05/10 – Providence, RI @ Columbus Theatre


05/11 – Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space


05/25 – Brussels, BE @ La Botanique


05/28 – Paris, FR @ Café de la Danse


05/30 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival 


06/91 – Koln, DE @ Studio 672


06/02 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub


06/03 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet


06/05 – London, UK @ Koko 
06/11 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
06/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival


06/13 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom


06/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom


06/17 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club


06/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer


06/19 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Small’s


06/20 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom


06/21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit In


06/24 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater


06/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge


06/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre


06/29 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent


06/30 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent


07/02 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir


07/03 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir


07/05 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival


07/06 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre


07/08 – Calgary, AB @ Republik


07/09 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room


07/14 – Fargo, ND @ Aquarium


07/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue


07/17 – Madison, WI @ University of Wisconsin


07/18 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival


07/18 -7/20 — Louisville, KY @ Forecastle

8/5-8/9 — Øyafestivalen @ Oslo, Norway

8/14-17 — Green Man Festival @ Wales, United Kingdom

Music


Books


Film


Recent
Books

How the Template for Modern Combat Journalism Developed

The superbly researched Journalism and the Russo-Japanese War tells readers how Japan pioneered modern techniques of propaganda and censorship in the Russo-Japanese War.

Film

From Horrifying Comedy to Darkly Funny Horror: Bob Clark Films

What if I told you that the director of one of the most heartwarming and beloved Christmas movies of all time is the same director as probably the most terrifying and disturbing yuletide horror films of all time?

Music

The 50 Best Songs of 2007

Journey back 13 years to a stellar year for Rihanna, M.I.A., Arcade Fire, and Kanye West. From hip-hop to indie rock and everywhere in between, PopMatters picks the best 50 songs of 2007.

Music

'Modern' Is the Pinnacle of Post-Comeback Buzzcocks' Records

Presented as part of the new Buzzcocks' box-set, Sell You Everything, Modern showed a band that wasn't interested in just repeating itself or playing to nostalgia.

Music

​Nearly 50 and Nearly Unplugged: 'ChangesNowBowie' Is a Glimpse Into a Brilliant Mind

Nine tracks, recorded by the BBC in 1996 show David Bowie in a relaxed and playful mood. ChangesNowBowie is a glimpse into a brilliant mind.

Music

Reaching for the Sky: An Interview with Singer-Songwriter Bruce Sudano

How did Bruce Sudano become a superhero? PopMatters has the answer as Sudano celebrates the release of Spirals and reflects on his career from Brooklyn Dreams to Broadway.

Music

Inventions Conjure Mystery and Hope with the Intensely Creative 'Continuous Portrait'

Instrumental duo Matthew Robert Cooper (Eluvium) and Mark T. Smith (Explosions in the Sky) release their first album in five years as Inventions. Continuous Portrait is both sonically thrilling and oddly soothing.

Music

Esperanza Spalding and Fred Hersch Are 'Live at the Village Vanguard' to Raise Money for Musicians

Esperanza Spalding and Fred Hersch release a live recording from a 2018 show to raise money for a good cause: other jazz musicians.

Music

Lady Gaga's 'Chromatica' Hides Its True Intentions Behind Dancefloor Exuberance

Lady Gaga's Chromatica is the most lively and consistent record she's made since Born This Way, embracing everything great about her dance-pop early days and giving it a fresh twist.

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Street Art As Sprayed Solidarity: Global Corona Graffiti

COVID-19-related street art functions as a vehicle for political critique and social engagement. It offers a form of global solidarity in a time of crisis.

Music

Gretchen Peters Honors Mickey Newbury With "The Sailor" and New Album (premiere + interview)

Gretchen Peters' latest album, The Night You Wrote That Song: The Songs of Mickey Newbury, celebrates one of American songwriting's most underappreciated artists. Hear Peters' new single "The Sailor" as she talks about her latest project.

Music

Okkyung Lee Goes From Classical to Noise on the Stellar 'Yeo-Neun'

Cellist Okkyung Lee walks a fine line between classical and noise on the splendid, minimalist excursion Yeo-Neun.

Reviews
Collapse Expand Reviews

Features
Collapse Expand Features
PM Picks
Collapse Expand Pm Picks

© 1999-2020 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters is wholly independent, women-owned and operated.