Angel Olsen at Strange Matter

olsenangel_largeAngel Olsen plays Strange Matter on Monday, Oct. 7. This is Angel’s first Richmond show in support of her sophomore album, “Half Way Home.”

Angel Olsen has been bringing her otherworldly presence and extraordinary range, “as wide as it is controlled” (Los Angeles Times), to stages across North America and Europe since releasing her second album, Half Way Home, last year on Bathetic, and signing to Jagjaguwar earlier this year. With each performance, she wholly captivates, her robust voice up front, so bold and engaging, aching to be heard. After playing the Pitchfork Music Festival and her biggest hometown show yet at Lincoln Hall in Chicago, she’ll do a short August run leading into the Hopscotch Festival and Music Fest Northwest and then will head out for a tour of the Northeast and Southeast. For almost all of the shows, Angel (guitar, vocals) will be joined by her band comprised of Stewart Bronaugh (bass) and Joshua Jaeger (drums).

Opening for Angel Olsen is pop experimentalists Pillars and Tongues, who bring a modern folk sound and combine it with an alluring drone. The band’s LP, “End-dances” is out now.

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