When: Tue., Dec. 3, 7 p.m. 2013
A couple years ago, bruised from a series of bad breakups and the disbanding of P.S. Eliot, the punk band she formed with her twin sister, Katie Crutchfield drove to her parent’s house on Waxahatchee Creek in Alabama. Snowed in and alone in the woods, she wrote and recorded a series of painfully honest and affecting acoustic-guitar-driven songs over the course of a weekend. They ended up becoming the basis of her debut album, 2012’s American Weekend, which she released under the moniker Waxahatchee. Earlier this year, Crutchfield released her second album, Cerulean Salt. While it’s more produced and features a full band, the album still allows Crutchfield to shine as a songwriter and vocalist: Her lyrics about youth are dark, plainspoken, and relatable, her voice warm and gravelly. She’ll perform at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records (420 40th St., Oakland) with her sister’s new pop-rock band, Swearin’, and Acid Fast, a punk band from Oakland.