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Angel Olsen Takes Over Brooklyn

A false fire alarm, a mint-green tour bus and a failed—yet comedic—attempt at a Collective Soul cover.

 

This was Angel Olsen at Brooklyn Steel. The former 20,000-square-foot steel fabrication shop turned venue is less than three years old and has already become a mainstay for live shows in New York City, catapulting itself onto the list of top NYC venues likes of Webster Hall, The Music Hall of Williamsburg and Terminal 5.

It’s a big deal to sell out the 1,800-capacity venue. It’s an even a bigger deal when you do it three nights in a row, which is what Angel Olsen did November 21, 22 and 23.

King Princess

King Princess will bring spunk and attitude to the Pageant on February 13th in support of her 2019 debut album, Cheap Queen. The genderqueer icon makes sure that all eyes are on her when she performs—whether that's from dancing around on stage in outfits that make a statement or by grabbing a guitar and riffing with the band.

 

The singer is known for the song, "1950," but Cheap Queen takes King Princess to new levels—it's a pop/synth album that you can listen to front to back and not be sick of, each song having its own style but still somehow coming back to flow perfectly to her distinct sound: a soulful voice and unique lyrics.

 

She charmed the masses when we saw her at Austin City Limits in October, and this surely will be a show that will keep you entertained and have you begging for a second album from the new King of music.                                          

                                                                                       — Madisyn Siebert

pageant • feb. 13th • show 8 pm

Joseph

Three sisters come together to bring a folk vibe that has a way of making you feel connected to them, almost like you're part of their family. Joseph, the Portland, Ore.-based sister trio (Natalie Closner Schepman, Allison Closner and Meegan Closner), will be at Delmar Hall on February 12th.

The band's small hometown vibe has an underappreciated sound and a lot of love—challenging anyone who thinks folk can’t be revived to think again. Add some country and pop flair, and Joseph is defining and opening up the folk-pop genre that is slowly emerging and taking people by storm.

 

Their latest album, Good Luck, Kid, expresses all of these sounds perfectly and fluidly. We had the chance to see them on the main stage of Austin City Limits in October, and I’m sure soon enough they will be main-stage draws in every city on upcoming tours. Don't miss the fun, bubbly personalities of the Sisters Closner this February. 

                                                                                       — Madisyn Siebert

Delmar Hall • feb. 12th • show 8 pm

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A Sublime Gary Clark Jr. at the Fox
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"Best Friend Sh*t": Phantogram in KC
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Matt Maeson Sells Out Delmar Hall
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A Subdued Whitney at Delmar Hall
Truth Mystics: Bad Suns at Ready Room
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