Angel Olsen Announces New Album, Debuts New Song

I’ll never forget the first time I heard Angel Olsen sing. It was August 2010 and I was covering my very first show for a music site (the now defunct Chicago Tunes). It was a lot of firsts all at once-first time at Empty Bottle since I was 21 and drove up from Indiana to see Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Liars play forever ago, first … Continue reading Angel Olsen Announces New Album, Debuts New Song

The Besnard Lakes-The Plain Moon (Video)

   I saw The Besnard Lakes live at Maintenance Shop in Ames, Iowa way back in 2007. I was a big fan of their record Are The Dark Horse, which was a surprise because it didn’t sound like anything else I was listening to at the time. I was a little disappointed by their set, which was highlighted by an impromptu blues jam when a … Continue reading The Besnard Lakes-The Plain Moon (Video)

Angel Olsen-Burn Your Fire For No Witness

It’s hard to believe it’s been over three years since Angel Olsen first came to my attention when she opened a show at The Empty Bottle that I attended having no idea who she was (another opener at that show: the amazing Neutral Uke Hotel). She was already pretty well known around Chicago, but I was still new to the area. A singer/songwriter with Bathetic … Continue reading Angel Olsen-Burn Your Fire For No Witness