Dallas Observer Music Awards back in 2010. Part confessional singer-singwriter, part blues-pop purveyor, part indie electronica whiz, Jaffe brings a variety of tools and textures to her stage shows. Lately, she's been collaborating with hip-hop producer S1, and partnering alongside another local favorite, Sam Lao, for some of the tunes featured on her recent EP, Visions. This weekend will find her back home at the Kessler for a two-night stand after a month spent overseas touring around Europe. Co-headlining for the weekend are The Suffers, a tight-knit ensemble from Houston that take elements of Southern hip-hop, Latin grooves, and Stax muscle and turn it all into a glorious, celebratory noise. Anchored by singer Kam Franklin's powerfully soulful vocals, The Suffers have seen their profile rise sharply in the past year, buoyed by appearances on NPR All Songs Considered, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and The Daily Show With Trevor Noah. It's a solid two-night stand that features some of Texas' best talent sharing a stage.
Sarah Jaffe needs little introduction around these parts. The DFW-native has been a fixture on the scene long before she first began compiling a slew of