GOING LIVE: Sharon Van Etten, Tennis
SHARON VAN ETTEN, TENNIS
PHOENIX CONCERT THEATRE, TORONTO / JULY 31st
The Phoenix Concert Theatre has always been an intimate Toronto venue, but with help from two bold set lists, SHARON VAN ETTEN and TENNIS unchained their mesmeric classes of indie rock without losing an ounce of naked passion. Whereas the Denver outfit placed sharp harmonies alongside honeyed vocals and the cutting sting of rhythms, the Brooklyn songwriter pushed her headlining set to be wholesome and exhilarating, caving in walls with a crashing wave of sincere poetry. Though time rarely stands still, it definitely went into shock on this night.