Sharon Van Etten. Below: Bowerbirds. Photos by Jon Behm.
The Varsity Theater was the perfect place for the Bowerbirds performance on Tuesday night—the North Carolingian trio's bittersweet melodies were perfectly matched to the theater's lush, velvety decor. In fact if it weren't for the stage lights one could have mistaken the entire performance for an intimate gathering in someone's enormous living room. Attendees lounged around the floor, chatting, sipping drinks; sometimes cradling pillows from one of the venue's many couches. Three hundred pairs of pajamas would have made the picture complete—but alas, the recent cold spell kept everyone bundled.MORE »