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Jaffe's Career Continues Upward Trend
She came onto the music scene like a house of fire, and hasn't slowed down. And if her latest album, "The Body Wins," is any indication, Sarah Jaffe's career will continue its upward trend.
Though critics and fans were quick to point out that "The Body Wins" is drastically different than Jaffe's first album, "Suburban Nature," the praise for the change has been universal. Words like "confident" and "dynamic" have been used quite liberally, and Jaffe herself has been tearing up the road, bringing the material to the New Multitudes Tour and other shows where she's played the headliner.
Jaffe also used 2013 to step even more outside her comfort zone. Just how far? Let's just say that when rapper Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" dropped on November 5, 2013, Jaffe's name was featured prominently on the CD insert. That's because she wrote the first track, "Bad Guy," along with Texas hip-hop producer S1 (Symbolyc One), and her vocals are featured on the track.
Jaffe confirmed on her Facebook page that she wrote the hook for "Bad Guy" and sings it. Beyond that, she has joined with S1 to form a new band called The Dividends. The two have been in studio with Dr. Dre, who produced "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" with Rick Rubin.
Look for more of Jaffe on the road in 2014, including a date at the Granada Theater in Dallas on January 25th with openers Zhora and Sam Lao.
'A major new talent' emerges in Texas (Updated December 5, 2012)
The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas. If that's the case, Denton native Sarah Jaffe should have quite the capacious career.
Hailed as "a major new talent," Jaffe has amassed quite a following since her 2008 EP, "Even Born Again." After thriving on the independent music scene, she took home a haul of awards from the 2008 Dallas Observer Music Awards, including Best Folk/Acoustic Act, Best Female Vocalist and Best Solo Act. The following year she signed to Kirtland Records and released her first full-length album, "Suburban Nature," in May 2010.
In 2011, Jaffe released "The Way Sound Leaves a Room," which was laced with a more Indie-Rock sound. The EP included a cover of the Drake song, "Shut it Down," and came packaged with a DVD of Jaffe's live show at the Wyly Theater at the AT&T Performing Arts Center in Dallas.
Jaffe had the biggest year of her career in 2012, as she opened on the New Multitudes Tour to introduce fans to songs from her next album. On April 21, she debuted her second full-length LP, "The Body Wins." Hailed by critics, many noted the album was a huge departure from Jaffe's previous material. Instead, this project focused more heavily on rhythm, with songs constructed around simple melodies. The first single, "Glorified High," became a fan favorite for its infectious energy.
Jaffe joined Norah Jones and Blitzen Trapper for tour dates throughout June and July 2012. She then joined up with State Radio for a handful of dates beginning November 8 in Cleveland and ending November 17 in Boulder, Colorado. She'll ring in the New Year at Kessler Theater in Dallas on Monday, December 31.
Sarah Jaffe Discography
|Album name||Release date|
|The Way Sound Leaves A Room||2011|
Top 10 Sarah Jaffe Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|3||Better Than Nothing||8,517||2,435|
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date city state venue 04/11/2015 San Antonio TX La Villita 04/10/2015 San Antonio TX La Villita 04/10/2015 San Antonio TX La Villita 03/29/2015 Denton TX Dan's Silverleaf 03/26/2015 Dallas TX The Bomb Factory 02/13/2015 Dallas TX Trees 01/30/2015 San Antonio TX Sam's Burger Joint 01/29/2015 Fort Worth TX Lola's
Sarah Jaffe Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 11/23/2014 Denton TX Dan's Silverleaf 10/17/2014 Austin TX Stubbs BBQ 09/27/2014 Iowa City IA Blue Moose Tap House 09/26/2014 Saint Louis MO Blueberry Hill 09/25/2014 Ferndale MI Magic Bag 09/24/2014 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom 09/23/2014 Cincinnati OH Taft Theatre 09/20/2014 Charlotte NC The Milestone Club 09/19/2014 Raleigh NC Kings Barcade 09/18/2014 Richmond VA Strange Matter 09/17/2014 Washington DC DC9 Nightclub 09/16/2014 Pittsburgh PA Cattivo 09/13/2014 New York NY Mercury Lounge 09/12/2014 Hamden CT The Space 09/11/2014 Allston MA Great Scott 09/10/2014 Portland ME Port City Music Hall 09/09/2014 Buffalo NY Iron Works 09/05/2014 Chicago IL Lincoln Hall 08/23/2014 Dallas TX Majestic Theater 07/26/2014 Denver CO The Soiled Dove Underground 07/23/2014 Portland OR Mississippi Studios 07/19/2014 Santa Cruz CA The Catalyst 07/17/2014 San Luis Obispo CA SLO Brewing Co. 05/10/2014 Dallas TX Main Street Garden Park 04/19/2014 Austin TX The Parish 01/25/2014 Dallas TX Granada Theater
Sarah Jaffe Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/17/2013 Los Angeles CA The Hotel Cafe 12/16/2013 San Francisco CA Bottom of the Hill 12/13/2013 Portland OR Wonder Ballroom 12/12/2013 Seattle WA The Crocodile 12/09/2013 Denver CO Larimer Lounge 12/07/2013 Kansas City MO The Riot Room 12/06/2013 Saint Paul MN Turf Club 12/05/2013 Chicago IL Schubas Tavern 12/04/2013 Saint Louis MO Old Rock House 11/24/2013 Denton TX Dan's Silverleaf 11/23/2013 Denton TX Dan's Silverleaf 11/20/2013 New York NY Le Poisson Rouge 06/19/2013 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall 06/16/2013 Brooklyn NY Club Europa 06/15/2013 Albany NY Valentines 06/12/2013 Grand Rapids MI The Pyramid Scheme 04/26/2013 Big Spring TX Texas Crawfish & Music Festival 03/24/2013 Denton TX Dan's Silverleaf 03/07/2013 Denton TX Downtown Denton 02/06/2013 La Jolla CA UCSD The Loft 02/05/2013 Phoenix AZ Crescent Ballroom
Sarah Jaffe Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 12/31/2012 Dallas TX The Kessler Theater 11/11/2012 Chicago IL Subterranean 11/08/2012 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom 07/25/2012 Millvale PA Mr. Small's Funhouse 07/18/2012 Richmond VA The National 07/15/2012 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg 06/23/2012 Atlanta GA Fox Theatre 06/16/2012 Los Angeles CA The Satellite 06/15/2012 Oakland CA The New Parish