Angel Olsen is a musician we’ve been writing about for years. Years. She impressed us from the very beginning with her strong vocals, singable melodies, and vaguely vintage sound, and we’ve watched her evolve into a complex and nuanced songwriter. Though earlier singles featured upbeat, singable melodies, newer releases have taken a darker turn.
Olsen got her start in the backing band of fellow alt-country presence Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, but for her San Francisco date, she’ll be making a completely solo appearance. Her first solo tour since 2014, the Tiny Dreams tour comes through San Francisco next month, stopping at the Nourse Theater (the Nourse is usually reserved for speaking engagements and stand-up comedians, which makes this an ultra-rare event). Sparkly indie-pop singer Hand Habits — cut from nearly the same cloth as Olsen with earnest, intimate songwriting — will serve as opener, and Olsen herself has promised sets that cover items from her early catalog and new, as-yet-unreleased material. Expect a surprising set list, a new venue, and to get to know Olsen like you never have before.
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