Posted in: September 2009

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So, everyone’s favourite folk singer, Sharon Van Etten, is on tour, and if you don’t go see her, you will definitely be missing out. Here are the dates (and yes, I’m a bit late in posting this so some of these dates are not applicable anymore!) And before I forget, or in case you don’t feel like checking out the tour dates, she’s touring with both The Great Lake Swimmers and Rain Machine (the fellow from TV on the Radio’s solo group). So unless you’re like me and are lamenting the fact she’s not playing in your town, I command you to go see her. Or at least implore!

In case you haven’t heard any of her awesomeness, here’s the video of one of her many fantastic songs, For You.

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It is interesting to see what one learns about themselves from their music blogs. I have learned that try as I might, and no matter how much good music gets thrown my way, I will still sit on it much like a toilet after too many burritos. Now that that pleasant image is in your mind, I would like to introduce you to New York’s Says She’s Ms. Blat. They play cabaret music in the style it was always (or at least originally) intended to be: entertaining! Between their spirited and sexy vocalist/keyboardist Lottie and drummer Bret, they’ve made an album that’s never too dark and never too light, not to mention never boring! Everything is properly balanced, and the lyrics are as sassy as you might expect (especially on their song Poseurs.) All in all, an album so well-done that you can’t believe they haven’t been signed to a label. It makes me wish I had one, to say the least.

And here’s videos of So Long! (If I Had More Money) and Not Sorry, some of the many standouts of the album.