Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Tica Douglas explores the boundaries of folk music, shifting its gentle, melodic roots through a sparse, atmospheric pop lens. Douglas cites among her influences Sharon Van Etten and Neutral Milk Hotel, two artists who have successfully combined a dark, morose quality with characteristically bright, traditional folk instrumentation. Similar to the aforementioned musicians, Douglas' music is mellow and mysterious, and often addresses somber, life-altering events and issues. Douglas recently released her newest album, "Summer Valentine."
Tica Douglas performs with Mikaela Davis, Josh Netsky, and MD Woods on Sunday, June 2, 8 p.m. at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave. $6-$8. Bugjar.com.