Live Picks: 03.14.2011 – 03.16.2011

Sharon Van Etten is performing at One Eyed Jacks on March 14, 2011

Since Foburg commandered last weekend and SXSW is fixing to swallow up this next one, here is a mini-edition of our weekly Live Picks to get you through the next few days.

03.14: Sharon Van Etten + Great Lake Swimmers + Ava Luna – One Eyed Jacks

Sharon Van Etten has come a long way since her days in Tennessee spent sneaking out of the house to perform at open mic nights and recording EPs in her parents’ basement.  Her latest album, Epic, finds her honest songwriting and uninhibited lyrics – emotionally evocative if not a bit restrained on 2007’s debut Because I Was In Love –  punched up by a dynamic backing band, with the additional sonic dimension adding a haunting depth to her tales of love and loss.

After spending the last few months touring around Europe, opening for The National and getting the cover treatment from Bon Iver, Van Etten is embarking on her largest US tour and will be joined at One Eyed Jacks by Canadian folksters Great Lake Swimmers and New York electro-soul outfit Ava Luna.

03.15: Menomena + Megafaun – Republic

03.16: Felix + Casper and the Cookies – Hi-Ho Lounge

Check out our New Orleans Music Calendar for a full slate of constantly updated live picks

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