| May 6, 2014
| 11:42 AM
When songwriter Sharon Van Etten's fourth album, "Are We There," gets released on May 27, the West Village resident and her band will already be out on tour, road-testing the new songs alongside numbers from her impressive back-catalog. Raves about "Are...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Downtown Sound, Millennium Park’s free Monday night music series, returns this summer with a lineup that includes Sharon Van Etten, Glen Hansard, Dessa and Psalm One.
In addition, the Loops and Variations series that debuted last year on...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:24 AM
What follows are the favorite 10 albums of 2012 as chosen by Times pop music staffer Todd Martens:
1. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam). No doubt this is Ocean's moment, what with his Grammy nominations and the romantic topicality of...
| May 22, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Take the challenge
The big finish As running events go, few set themselves apart like the Soldier Field 10 Mile. The 10th-anniversary course makes its way along the lakefront and then finishes, spectacularly, on the 50-yard line of Soldier Field, with...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:47 PM
Listening to Sharon Van Etten's music, you'd never guess she has a difficult time showing vulnerability.
The Jersey-born singer-songwriter's albums are uniformly confessional, steeped in heartache, longing and regret. Listening to battered tunes like...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:26 AM
Here’s the rundown for Friday, Day 1 of Lollapalooza in Grant Park, as brought to you by yours truly (GK) and my colleague Bob Gendron (BG):
11:45 a.m.: Are they expecting the Normandy invasion? Lollapalooza officials say that security has been...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 8:41 PM
The 2012 Lollapalooza lineup to be announced Wednesday reaffirms that the culture of DJs and electronic artists is catching up with rock as a live attraction on the lucrative summer festival circuit.
Two of the rock headliners for the Aug. 3-5...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Sharon Van Etten was a struggling, uncertain artist trying to find an audience on tour in 2010 when she was awakened one morning with some life-changing news. The night before, the National’s Aaron Dessner had joined Bon Iver on stage at the...
| May 27, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Those with fat wallets or friends in the biz will no doubt celebrate the bounty that is the summer music season in Southern California. The offerings are unrivaled among American regions, with so many open air venues, majestic theaters, off......
| Sep 12, 2011
| 9:34 PM
A review of the Hollywood Bowl performance by the National, Neko Case, and Sharon Van Etten, which took place on Sept. 11, 2011. Times pop critic Randall Roberts reviews....
| Sep 19, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Lou Reed and Metallica tease 'Lulu' with a snippet of a new song....
| Feb 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Album Review: Sharon Van Etten's 'Tramp' written by Mikael Wood....