When: Tue., July 13, 9:15 p.m. 2010
For all the slipshod choices she's made on record, New York songwriter Larkin Grimm—who, thanks to her polyglot heritage, meandering sonic directions and itinerant backstory, is as close to the edges of "freak-folk" as any other American artist—is a commanding performer. Onstage, she mixes levity and lugubriousness like an alchemist, and her voice fills a room with intimacy and volume, like a whisper tied to a scream. The dramatic cello trio Rasputina headlines. —Grayson Currin
Price: $15 in advance; $17 at 9:15 p.m.