Tonight’s must-see show: Sky Ferreira at the 9:30 club

November 18, 2013

She’s only 21, but Sky Ferreira has been churning in the music-industry machine for half a decade, a problem child for major-label minders who weren’t sure what to do with the socially awkward rock singer with the model good looks.

The cover of Sky Ferreira's debut full-length, "Night Time, My Time." (Courtesy of Capitol Records) The cover of Sky Ferreira's debut full-length, "Night Time, My Time." (Courtesy of Capitol Records)

Add epic delays of her debut album, a drug arrest and the cancellation of a high-profile opening slot for Vampire Weekend and it was easy to begin to lose faith that the singer would amount to much. But then Ferreira turned out a promising performance at this fall's Virgin Mobile FreeFest, displaying her knack for penning teenaged songs of woe with a rock-and-roll sensibility.

Read: For Sky Ferreira, it’s at last ‘Night Time, My Time’

Read: The Washington Post review of "Night Time, My Time"

Night Time, My Time,” her debut album, was finally released late last month. It serves only to cement the idea that Ferreira could stick around. A collection of grungy ditties, it's a surprisingly solid showing, a fun ride even if its songs do add up to a handful of disparate thoughts rather than a masterpiece of an album.  If you're a fan of Best Coast, Chvrches, Garbage and similar acts, you might want to grab tickets for Ferreira's 9:30 Club show with the Smith Westerns tonight. Check out our profile and review, then get ready for the show with some of Ferreira's top tracks.

Watch: "You're Not the One" from "Night Time, My Time"

Watch: "Lost in My Bedroom" from the "Ghost" EP

Lavanya Ramanathan is a features reporter for Style.
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