Sarah Jaffe @ Granada

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Words by Melissa “Sausage” Cox. Photos by Anna “Hashbrowns” Vernon. 

The last time local artist Sarah Jaffe was in the Granada, she cleaned up at the Dallas Observer Music Awards, winning Best Solo Act, Best Album, Best Song, Best Folk Act, and Best Female Vocalist. This time, she performed to a sold out crowd, who came in droves to listen to her sing. Jaffe released her first full-length album in April, Surburban Nature, now available in vinyl.

There were two opening bands – Jonathan Evan Clark and Seryn. We missed the first opener, but made it in time to see most of Seryn’s set. It was quite striking walking into the theater in mid-song. Read on for the full review after the jump.

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BOT-Approved Shows: Sept 27-Oct 3, 2010

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Tuesday Sept 28: Jenny and Johnny w/Eternal Summers and Whispertown @ Granada
8pm. Doors at 7pm.
for $16.

Tuesday Sept 28: Ratatat w/Bobby Birdman @ Palladium
Get tickets here for $27 with fees.

Wednesday Sept 29: CocoRosie w/Sleep Whale and New Fumes @ Granada
8pm. Doors at 7pm.
for $18.

Thursday Sept 30: Michael Franti and Spearhead @ House of Blues
9pm. Doors at 8pm.
Get tickets here starting at $27 ($23 for a 4/pack).

Saturday Oct 2: Ishi and Black Tie Dynasty @ Granada
8pm. Doors at 7pm.
for $10.

Northwest Arkansas | Little Rock

Monday Sept 27: Shwayze @ Chi Omega Greak Theater, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Show starts at 9pm and it”s FREE.

Wednesday Sept 29: Citizen Cope @ George’s Majestic Lounge, Fayetteville, AR.
Starts at 8pm and tickets are $25.

Friday Oct 1: Michael Franti & Spearhead @ The Village, Little Rock, AR.
Starts at 9:00pm. Doors open at 8pm.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door.

Saturday Oct 2: The Black Crowes @ The AMP, Fayetteville, AR.
Starts at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm.
Tickets go from $20-$100.

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The Flaming Lips – “See The Leaves”

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This is so humorous to me. Love this song, love this video.

The fucking Flaming Lips.

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A Conversation With… Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee

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Photo by Chad Smith, courtesy of Madison House Publicity.
Interview by B “Café con Leche” Gutierrez.

BOT had the opportunity to chat it up with Joel Cummins, founding member and keyboard-master of Umphrey’s McGee. We talked about new Umphrey’s material, side projects and interests, and even baseball came out in the conversation.

Umphrey’s McGee is playing a show in Fayetteville, AR at George’s Majestic Lounge on Sunday, Sept 26. Do you have your ticket yet? Don’t miss out!

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Drive-by Truckers – “Drag the Lake Charlie” webisode

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Tomorrow, Houston temporarily gets even more badass, from the moment the Drive-by Truckers cross into our city limits till the moment they leave. You’ve got two chances to check out one of the hardest-working bands in the business, who over the course of 14 years have carved out a reputation as some of the best songwriters and performers in alt-country. Their three-guitar blitzkrieg is now supplemented by keyboardist Jay Gonzalez, who joined the band prior to the recording of their latest album, The Big To-Do. As part of the promotion for the record, the band released webisodes explaining either the lyrical or musical origins of most of the songs. Check out the webisode for my favorite song off of it, “Drag the Lake Charlie,” and head to Cactus tomorrow at 3:30 and House of Blues tomorrow night. Snag your tickets here!

I love that the DBT’s are forming relationships in the jam world… almost as much as I love the lyric: “I’m almost out of Valium, courage, and self-respect.”

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