Sharon Van Etten’s “Tramp” is one of the strongest releases of the new year, and the Brooklyn-based folk singer was the talk of the town at South by Southwest last week. In contrast to some of her contemporaries (Feist, Regina Spektor, Ingrid Michaelson), Etten’s lyrics, cadences and inflections contain a welcome pain and sincerity that takes many aspiring female singers years to learn. She headlines the Bluebird Theater on Wednesday night with Reverb favorite the War on Drugs as support. Tickets, $15, are available through axs.com — or you can win a pair below.
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