Sat., March 09, Christine Shields
Time Tested Books, 7 p.m., no cover
Christine Shields is the kind of folk singer that brings a lot of heart and beauty to everything she plays. But she also adds a ton of interesting textures to her songs with her backing band and unusual arrangements. It's a sort of psychedelic indie-folk sound that will evoke a reflective, somber feeling while stirring up some weird nostalgic memories. She also does some really cool surreal paintings: They look kind of like offbeat kids' paintings, but are just too bizarre and emotional to have been done by any kid in his or her right mind. 1114 21st Street, http://tinyurl.com/christineshields.