For Immediate Release
1 May 2018
Contact: Jodi Joseph
Director of Communications
Angel Olsen at MASS MoCA on September 29
Angel Olsen with Julianna Barwick
Saturday, September 29, 8pm
Hunter Center at MASS MoCA
Tickets on sale beginning Friday, May 4, at 10am
NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — On the heels of a jam-packed summer of music — including Grizzly Bear (June 16), Ray LaMontagne with special guest Neko Case (June 29), Courtney Barnett (July 12), and Blondie (August 3) — the arresting Angel Olsen rolls into town Saturday, September 29, along with the electronic music artist Julianna Barwick who will open the show. From the low-fi, sparse melancholic folk of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, polished rock ‘n’ roll bursting from 2016’s beloved and acclaimed My Woman, Olsen has refused to succumb to a single genre, expectation, or vision. Singing her precise, often revelatory lyrics with a warbling wild voice that blends Dolly Parton and Patti Smith, Olsen swirls sun-kissed dream pop and brooding garage rock into something whole, impressionistic, and new.
“Knockout vocals, driving guitars, and a killer sense of humor that makes no apologies.” — NPR
Olsen first received wide critical praise for her 2014 folk-rock opus Burn Your Fire for No Witness. Her follow-up, My Woman, was one of 2016’s most universally extolled albums and catapulted the already revered songwriter into a larger spotlight. The record made regular appearances on year-end Top 10 lists in Pitchfork, Time, American Songwriter, Esquire, and Newsweek, among others. Olsen’s most recent release, Phases (2017), is a collection of B-sides, demos, and covers, which Pitchfork lauds as “terrific and revelatory in its own right.”
Tickets for all events are available through the MASS MoCA box office located on Marshall Street in North Adams. The box office is open 11am to 5pm every day except Tuesdays. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 x1 during box office hours or purchased online at massmoca.org. All events are held rain or shine.