Singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield may compose tender melodies laden with the type of confessional lyrics that make indie bedroom tunes wholly relatable, yet she was relating to a whole other side of the musical spectrum for the majority of her performing career. As a mainstay of the Birmingham, Alabama punk rock scene, Crutchfield first found the empowering voice you hear in her solo project Waxahatchee.

Using music as a means of empowerment, she’s shifted her focus and vastly expanded her repertoire. This year’s critically acclaimed Cerulean Salt LP cemented Waxahatchee’s status as no fluke of lo-fi trickery. It’s a polished effort showcasing Crutchfield’s strong voice.

She takes that spirit of abandon to SF tonight, bringing fellow Birmingham act Swearin’ to the Rickshaw Stop as well. Tickets are just $10-$12 and the show starts at 9pm.

What: Waxahatchee at the Rickshaw Stop
When: Monday, December 2; doors: 8pm, show: 9pm
Where: Rickshaw Stop: 155 Fell St.
Cost: $10-$12; purchase tickets here

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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