Marissa Nadler silences snide male crowd at The Chapel

Statuesque, bearded men sipped beer and rocked back and forth on their haunches to tales of gothic folk intimacy in San Francisco’s The Chapel. It had taken more than half a set to get here, but Marissa Nadler had managed to silence the aging male crowd. Her songs weave intimate
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Angel Olsen revels in post-Valentine’s Day Fillmore show

If there were any such thing as a perfect post-Valentine’s Day venue for the likes of Angel Olsen, it would have to be The Fillmore. Incandescent aquamarine fog slithered on stage, out above the expectant crowd waiting for Angel Olsen to perform last Wednesday, and past the macabre, flickering chandeliers
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Mitski leaves her mark on indie rock with ‘Puberty 2’

Mitski lays out the premise of her new album, Puberty 2, exactly seven seconds in. Neatly laid over the skitter of drum machine ambience, the New York-based musician sighs, “Happy came to visit me.” There’s a lot to unpack over the duration of the album’s opening track (and arguable thesis),
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Kane Strang serves up likable, staid ‘Blue Cheese’

Though likable and often catchy, New Zealand singer-songwriter Kane Strang’s debut album Blue Cheese comes off like nothing so much as a patchwork quilt sewn from scraps of found material: not exactly original and not exactly derivative. The album opens with “The Web,” a curious song that sets the terms
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Festival dispatch: Sasquatch! 2015

“It’s fucking beautiful,” cried Angel Olsen to the wind, rain and fans on Sasquatch!’s opening night. And indeed it was. The Washington music festival, set in the Gorge-eous Amphitheatre, has delivered once again. Over the course of four days, Sasquatch! boasted a repertoire of headliners and small bands alike against
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