If you're in need to a quick kick-start to your weekend, the double-bill at The Urban Lounge Friday night is just the ticket.
SHARON VAN ETTEN & TENNIS, THE URBAN LOUNGE, Friday, 9 p.m., $15 advance/$17 day of show
Brooklyn singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten is quickly becoming a Salt Lake City favorite; her show at The Urban Lounge on Friday is at least her third visit in recent memory. Lucky us, because she is a rising star who could easily parallel the growing audience of someone like Brandi Carlile if enough people are exposed to her winning wordplay and songcraft, captured on her excellent album, Tramp, released earlier this year. It’s her third full-length, and easily her best work so far. This summer, she’s touring with Denver’s Tennis, a fine pop-rock duo who could easily be headlining on their own.