I’m guessing many of our readers are currently counting down the hours to indie rock royalty Angel Olsen’s two-night stand this Tuesday and Wednesday at Union Transfer.  Hopefully you’re also concerned about the perfect duds for bearing the bitter cold because, in addition to being one of the most potent and poignant singer/songwriters of the century, she also manages to always look fabulous.  Although only 30, the songstress already has quite the catalogue.  At times she’s twangy, at times folky, and at times she’s quite rock’n’roll.  Last year Olsen released MY WOMAN, her third LP and most varied effort yet, flirting with what could be considered pop (even of the synth variety) sensibilities for the first time.  Last month she released Phases, a collection of rarities and unreleased tracks, which she is currently touring behind.  If you’re looking for a soundtrack for a chilly day at work, or need an extra push to get tickets to tonight’s show (I think there are like a child-sized handful left.), here’s a very, very brief and completely insufficient history of Angel Olsen in 10 performances.


“The Sky Opened Up”




“Some Things Cosmic”








“Sweet Dreams”


“Shut Up Kiss Me”


“Give It Up”