Eight Gigs: Birdy

Sat., June 25, 7 p.m., Ace of Spades, $20

Most of us met British singer Birdy through her affecting covers of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love” and the Naked and Famous’ hipster summer anthem “Young Blood.” But the crooner has been busy with original work, releasing her third album, Beautiful Lies, last March. Born Jasmine van den Bogaerde, the artist’s stage name dates back to infancy, when her parents realized she opened her mouth like a little bird when fed. Adorable. Come see Birdy for her vocals that seem to burst from a woman who’s seen a lot more of this cold world than 20 years would allow, assuming you can find a ticket for this sold-out show. 1417 R Street, http://officialbirdy.com.