Logo premieres local musician Sarah Jaffe on NewNowNext tonight

Local musician Sarah Jaffe keeps making the right moves into becoming the next big music thing. Logo channel’s NewNowNext Music will premiere her video “Clementine” tonight at 1 a.m. I know, it’s late, but she’s so worth it. The song is from her debut full-length, Suburban Nature, on local based label Kirtland Records.

And don’t go jumping to conclusions about Jaffe. The show features music from both gay and non-gay artists. All you need to know is that she’s pretty amazing.

Once you watch the video, catch her live on Friday when she plays at The Loft. Get tickets quick though. She sold out the Granada earlier this year.

—  Rich Lopez

Jeffree Star plays tonight at The Loft — you can still win tix

Born to be a Star

Internet-bred Jeffree Star is on the up and up. Pushing himself into self-created Web fame caught enough attention to garner a fanbase. Now that mega-producer Akon has signed him on, the out goth drag artist is downright legit.

Star stopped in Dallas back in May during his 2 Drunk 2 Fuck Tour, but announced a whole new tour for the latter half of 2010 — only this time, he says he’s releasing new music along the way.

We’re giving away tickets. Go here for more info.

DEETS: With Dev and It Boys. The Loft (In the Gilley’s Dallas Complex) , 1135 S. Lamar St. 7:30 p.m. $13–$15. GilleysMusic.com.

—  Rich Lopez

FREE TICKETS: Wanna see Jeffree Star at The Loft on Wednesday? OK, then e-mail us

The Loft peeps were generous to offer us four pairs of tickets to give away to Jeffree Star. He comes back to town this week with supporting acts Dev and the It Boys.

The MySpace star could be the next big thing. Producer Akon signed him to his label calling him the the next Lady Gaga. This might be your chance to see him before you can’t get a ticket at American Airlines. Hey, just saying.

E-mail us here with “I Wanna Be a Star” in the subject line and we’ll pick four winners on Wednesday. Good luck!

—  Rich Lopez

Concert Notice: Jay Brannan returns to Dallas this December

It is my duty to report to you that gay musician Jay Brannan will be coming to Dallas this December. He returns to The Loft where he played last summer. I profiled him before that show which I thought went well. After my review of his show, it all went downhill. Brannan himself commented the following on our little ole Instant Tea blog.

jay brannan
Posted on July 21, 2009 at 1:17 pm (Edit)

based on how nasty you and your boss have been to me, i regret giving you an interview at all, especially when i really didn’t have the time, went out of my way to speak with you, and i only do a limited amount of gay press (b/c they are always so entitled and bitchy and critical as you both have been in your writing)

i assure you i will never do anything with the dallas voice again!

and i can’t believe i even gave you free tickets to the show!

jay

Of course, that second to last line kinda burst our bubble, but still, we only want his fans to know he’s coming back. Last year’s show was a packed house. He’s set to play The Loft on Dec. 14. Doors at 7:30. Tickets are on sale right now.

—  Rich Lopez

Semi Precious Weapons play The Loft tonight

The Lady Gaga openers strike out on their own

Most people probably hadn’t heard of Semi Precious Weapons until Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour. They opened for her gaining big-time exposure. But their live act didn’t translate so well in the huge venue of American Airlines Center when they were here this past July. Their indie glam rock isn’t the stuff of sports venues, but definitely for the likes of The Loft. And  “Sexually fluid” frontman Justin Tranter is a must-see in high heels — especially up close.

DEETS: The Loft, 1135 S. Lamar St., Sept. 23 at 8:30 p.m. All ages. $15–$17. TheLoftDallas.com.

—  Rich Lopez

FREE STUFF: 4 pairs of tickets to Semi Precious Weapons’ show this Thursday at the Loft


If you didn’t get enough of garage glam rockers Semi Precious Weapons when they opened for Lady Gaga this summer, here’s your chance to see them up close and personal. Taking a reprieve from the Monster Ball, they’ve hit the road on their own before getting back to their Gaga gig (we think – we keep hearing they are on, they are off, back on again – oy).

But we know this for sure: Semi Precious Weapons will return to town with openers Breedlove to play The Loft this Thursday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. And we got tickets. Thanks to The Loft, we have four pairs to give away. All you have to do is e-mail us to snag a pair. E-mail notices@dallasvoice.com with their song title “Rock ‘n’ Roll Never Looked So Beautiful” in the subject line. Please include your first and last name and phone number. Winners will be picked at random.

Good luck! And I should see you there.

—  Rich Lopez

Concert Notice: Lady Gaga openers Semi Precious Weapons come back on their own

Most people probably hadn’t heard of Semi Precious Weapons until Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour. They opened for her gaining big-time exposure. But their live act didn’t translate so well in the huge venue of American Airlines Center when they were here this past July. Their indie glam rock isn’t the stuff of sports venues, but definitely for the likes of The Loft.

SPW is keeping up its Gaga momentum with some tour dates of their own. They hit Dallas (again) later this month and then come back with Gaga next March. Perhaps by then, they’ll accept their growing fame and kick out a bigger show. They work much better in closer quarters. “Sexually fluid” frontman Justin Tranter is a must-see in high heels — especially up close.

The Loft, 1135 S. Lamar St., Sept. 23 at 8:30 p.m. All ages. $15–$17. TheLoftDallas.com.

—  Rich Lopez