Angel Olsen at Lee’s – A Quick Review

May 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm (Uncategorized)

Went down to Lee’s last week to see Angel Olsen. The show was originally  scheduled for the Garrison, but I guess it sold out too quickly, and the promoter moved it to Lee’s. No matter, Lee’s is a great venue, and I’ll be heading to the Garrison tonight to see Blood Red Shoes.

The openers, Promised Land Sound are a country grungy four-piece from Nashville who recall the harmonies and sound of the Jayhawks. They played a solid thirty minute set only occasionally veering into sounthern boogie sounds.

If you haven’t heard Angel Olsen’s second album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness, you really need to get on that. The album contains a vast array of sounds from folk to country to garage all with a heavy debt to Leonard Cohen. Quite stunning.

And so it was with her set. A four-piece band which thrilled us with a variety of sounds including all of the above to an almost Elvis rock ‘n’ roll. At the centre Ms. Olsen played her guitar, sang her sad songs and talked to us about them. A good time was had by all.

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