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SLCene Suggests: Jessie Ware at In The Venue

by on November 12, 2013

JESSIE WARE, IN THE VENUE, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m., $18

A lot of dance music gets a bum rap for being utterly manufactured, a mere studio contrivance lacking the musical heft of “real” sounds made by “real” musicians, and the vocalists who sing on club-focused dance tracks are certainly dismissed quickly by many music snobs–myself included. Consider Brit-pop up-and-comer Jessie Ware a breakthrough artist, then, in the sense that her rise in the public eye via a bevy of Brit electronic hits led to a burgeoning career as a soulful pop artist more in the vein of Sade or Whitney than folks she’s worked with like SBTRKT. Her debut album, Devotion, has earned rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork and The New York Times, and now she’s on her first headlining tour of the states, where her live shows are similarly blowing minds of pop and dance fans alike.


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