Wed., April 24, Angel Olsen
Bow & Arrows, 8 p.m., $8-$10
Midwestern singer-songwriter Angel Olsen makes the kind of music that sneaks up on you: It's quiet, unassuming and utterly devastating. Her 2012 album Half Way Home made Pitchfork's year-end honorable-mention list, and it's no wonder. She's been compared to the likes of Roy Orbison, but there are also tremors of Joni Mitchell and Nico coursing through her voice. The sound is minimalist—the instruments definitely take the backseat to the Chicago resident's voice—but also shaped by jazz and blues complexities. Olsen's Bathetic Records labelmate Villages and Sacto artist Olla open the show. 1815 19th Street, http://angelolsen.com.