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Out and about: Sharon Van Etten a concert highlight in a big-name-packed week
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Sharon Van Etten

spotlight show • Please go to this show. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter was so broke during the 14-month recording process of her most recent album, "Tramp," that she was essentially homeless, crashing on friends' couches and spending one night sleeping in her car. "You can't afford New York rent when you have a band," Etten said in a phone interview. "You don't make money in music. You just get by. It's pretty in-your-face that you're not going to make money." That kind of attitude has elevated her folk-influenced indie-rock to cult status, with fans including Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and The National's Aaron Dressner, who produced "Tramp." Her music lays bare her insecurities and anxiety. "I think people like my music because it's vulnerable and then they can relate to that," the 31-year-old said. "I feel like I am not scared to show my music to other people."

David Burger

When • Friday, Aug. 17, at 9 p.m.

Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 in advance, $17 day of, at 24Tix

The Hot Club of Zion CD release show

Gypsy jazz music by the Hot Club of Zion.

When • Friday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m.

Where • Beehive Tea Room, 12 W. Broadway (300 South), Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Crescent Super Band

Saxophonist Jeff Coffin of the Dave Matthews Band will be special guest artist at this Gallivan Center concert, a fundraiser for the Utah's Carnegie Hall-bound Crescent Super Band.

When • Friday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m.

Where • Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

The B.D. Howes Band

The B.D. Howes Band plays vintage, blues-based '60s and classic rock, with a concert that's a kickoff of the Rock 'N' Ribs Festival.

When • Saturday, Aug. 18, at 4 p.m.

Where • Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Jeff Coffin

Jeff Coffin & the Mu'tet, a saxophonist and two-time Grammy Award-winning member of Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, will perform a concert in conjunction with the Mt. Ogden 100K bike race.

When • Saturday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m.

Where • Snowbasin Resort, 3925 E. Snowbasin Road, Huntsville

Tickets • $25 per carload

Voice of Africa

Voice of Africa performs traditional African music, dance and drumming, with influences by Ghanaian, Zimbabwean, Kenyan and Rwandese cultures. At intermission, DeAnn Emett will perform slam poetry.

When • Monday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m.

Where • Chase Home Museum of Utah Folk Arts, 600 E. 1100 South, inside Liberty Park, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Norah Jones

Singer-songwriter Norah Jones mixes her jazzy vocals with pop, country, folk, Americana and rock influences.

When • Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Sold out

Mumford & Sons

British folk rockers Mumford & Sons, whose breakout hit from their "Sigh No More" album is "The Cave," will bring their tour to Saltair.

When • Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 8 p.m.

Where • Saltair, 12408 W. Salt Air Drive, Magna

Tickets • $40 at SmithsTix

Theophilus London

New wave-pop artist Theophilus London will perform with Dopethought, The Vibrant Sound and Flash & Flare.

When • Wednesday, Aug. 22, at 9 p.m.

Where • Urban Lounge, 241 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15 in advance, $17 day of, at 24Tix

M. Ward with DeVotchKa

Singer and guitarist M. Ward, noted for his bluesy take on classic Americana, will perform for week 7 of the 2012 Twilight Concert Series.

When • Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7 p.m.

Where • Pioneer Park, 350 S. 300 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5 at gate or in advance at Graywhale Entertainment stores

Crosby, Stills & Nash

The tight harmonies of David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash are a cornerstone of rock 'n' roll.

When • Thursday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Where • Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, 300 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Sold out

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