Friday, December 7, 2012 , Updated 8:00 a.m., December 12, 2012
UPDATED: See video of Larry g(EE) and Sarah Jaffe on Jimmy Kimmel Live
That's a double dose of Dallas musicians.
Many North Texas residents boast of the great local music scene in DFW, and Jimmy Kimmel's camp seems to have taken notice. Monday night, Dallas’ Larry g(EE) performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Tuesday night, it was Denton's Sarah Jaffe.
Larry g(EE) Performs “Camera Phone” on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Monday on Kimmel: See video of Larry g(EE) on Kimmel to the right. Larry g(EE) is a local funk collective named for its front man, whose Elvis-like swagger and inherent charisma bring out the dancing fool in every listener. Larry g(EE) emphatically writes a sultry '70s saga over a whirlwind of saxophone, trumpet, electric guitar, and keys. His backup vocalists fill in the gaps with high-pitched melodies, and when all pieces come together, the end result is like a big band Soul Train, complete with hair whipping and booty bouncing.
Though Larry g(EE) released just one EP (Weekends, 2011), the band has made a name at festivals like SXSW and Homegrown. The band is continually pushing the boundaries of a classic style in a modern way and maintaining an ever-growing fan base along the way. As one of Dallas’ up and coming, the Jimmy Kimmel performance couldn’t come at a better time. For those who will be witnessing Larry g(EE) for the first time Monday on television, you'll see what the funk is all about.
Sarah Jaffe Performs “Talk”
Tuesday on Kimmel: See video of Sarah Jaffe on Kimmel to the right. Sarah Jaffe, one of Dallas’ best-known singer-songwriters, will sing "Talk" and "Mannequin Woman" from her newest record, The Body Wins, on Kimmel. Her style has shifted since her debut full-length Suburban Nature, stepping away from whispered, acoustically-driven tracks into the bigger shoes of blues-inspired, orchestral melodies.
If you want to want to watch the performance with other local music fans, head to Sundown at Granada Tuesday night, where they will be hosting a viewing party.
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