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Angel Olsen with Julianna Barwick


“Knockout vocals, driving guitars, and a killer sense of humor that makes no apologies.” — NPR

From the low-fi, sparse folk-melancholy of her 2010 EP, Strange Cacti, to the electrified, polished rock ‘n’ roll bursting from 2016’s beloved and acclaimed My Woman, Angel 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. On the heels of a jam-packed summer of music Olsen rolls into town, along with the electronic music artist Julianna Barwick whose hypnotic, otherworldly sounds open the show.

What To Expect
Get here early to check out the galleries of MASS MoCA, which New York Times says “…Is a weird and wonderful place. Its mission seems to be to appeal to everyone, both the entry-level art lover and the sophisticated one.”

If you choose preferred tickets, we’ll have a reserved standing room section for you near the stage. A full bar will serve craft beer and local spirits throughout the show. Come early for dinner! In addition to a number of creative food options in downtown North Adams, right here on our campus Bright Ideas Brewery delivers mouthwatering pizzas to your table, Gramercy Bistro serves up a mean crab cake, and our museum café, Lickety Split, rolls out a concert menu that’s likely to include super juicy grilled beef or bean burgers, and crispy field greens salads.

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