Posted in music | pictures on November 20, 2012

photos by Chris La Putt

DOWNLOAD: Chelsea Light Moving - "Groovy & Linda" (MP3)

Sharon Van Etten @ Town Hall
Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten brought her tour through NYC for a hometown show at Town Hall on November 15, her biggest headlining date in the area yet. Though she unfortunately was not supported by Damien Jurado, who opened most of the tour, she treated her hometown fans to a special show without an opener, which instead saw Sharon playing two sets and an encore with a number of special guests. The guests, mostly past collaborators, included Jenn Wasner from Wye Oak, Peter Silberman from The Antlers, Brad Cook from Megafaun, Aaron Dessner (who produced her new album) from The National, Thurston Moore (and his band, Chelsea Light Moving), and her own father, who came out to cover "Barstool Blues" by Neil Young (who he is a fan of and it was his birthday, which is why Sharon chose that cover) during the encore. A special night for many reasons.

When Thurston Moore first came out, it was all the members of his band Chelsea Light Moving (Keith Wood, Samara Lubelski, and John Moloney) and all the members of Sharon's band, to play the CLM song, "Groovy and Linda," which you can download above and stream below.

Sharon is also presenting a show in NYC soon with She Keeps Bees and Speck Mountain, that she may or may not be performing at.

More pictures and the setlist from the show, below...

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Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon began the set on her own...

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

And was soon joined by Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Then Heather from Sharon's band came out

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

And eventually the rest of her band (Doug and Zeke included)

Sharon Van Etten

Peter Silberman of the Antlers came out for a song

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

And then so did Thurston Moore, joined by his band Chelsea Light Moving

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Aaron Dessner came back out with Thurston

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

And finally everyone came out together, as well as the guest of the night, Sharon's dad...

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Chelsea Light Moving - "Groovy & Linda"

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Comments (15)

Great show!

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 11:13 AM

Can someone confirm/deny that SVE is the special guest at Cameo on Dec. 15th?

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 11:17 AM

I don't really care for SVE, but that looked like a fun show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 11:21 AM

i can confirm it

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 11:21 AM

i, on the other hand, can deny it

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 11:25 AM

What about it looks fun? The shots of the crowd dancing away or the ones of them bobbing their heads? The hip rocking on stage?

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 11:36 AM

It looks fun because a lot of talented musicians were making pretty sounds on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 12:25 PM

see, i told you i could confirm it.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 12:27 PM

This is the equivalent of a high school talent show for very white upper middle class assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 1:16 PM

1:16-so funny and so right!

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 3:21 PM

not really, 1:16. It was a great show full of talented musicians.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 3:36 PM

think thurston is hitting it?

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 3:50 PM

1:16- is absolutely correct, this is embarrassing.

Posted by Anonymous | November 20, 2012 5:57 PM

BV comments section - the worst place on the internet.

Posted by Anonymous | November 22, 2012 11:31 AM

I'd love to see sharon live.

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