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Music, All Shook Down Oakland Gothic Folk Singer Emily Jane White on the Quiet Joys of Melancholy

Oakland Gothic Folk Singer Emily Jane White on the Quiet Joys of Melancholy

The heartbreaking songs Emily Jane White sings on her new album, Ode to Sentience, are quietly addictive. Her celebrations of life's darker moments are delivered in a quiet, confessional style that's immediately captivating. White's stark, almost whispered vocals have…
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Music, All Shook Down 20 Awesome Songs From 2012: A Spring/Break Playlist

20 Awesome Songs From 2012: A Spring/Break Playlist

Well, well. It's spring, we're a third of the way through 2012, the schoolkids will be let out for a week of madness soon (if not already) and so: It's time to round up the musical fruits the year…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 2/24/12: Jolie Holland Channels a Haunting Past at the Swedish

Live Review, 2/24/12: Jolie Holland Channels a Haunting Past at the Swedish

Jolie Holland Will Sprott DRMS Emily Jane White Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 Swedish American Hall Better than: Every show I've been to in the last 12 months. Among those who work there, it's common knowledge that the Swedish American…
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Music, All Shook Down Marissa Nadler on Funding Records with Kickstarter, Sexism in Music, and Being Shy

Marissa Nadler on Funding Records with Kickstarter, Sexism in Music, and Being Shy

By CHLOE ROTH Massachusetts-based songwriter Marissa Nadler performs this Sunday, Dec. 18, at Cafe Du Nord with local songstress Emily Jane White. We caught up with Nadler while she was working on a mysterious vocal project somewhere in the…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Music Links: New Young L Mixtape, S.F. Garage-Rockers Invade a Cruise Ship, and More

Bay Music Links: New Young L Mixtape, S.F. Garage-Rockers Invade a Cruise Ship, and More

Local rappers compete in a battle at the "Live Large Project" at Rockit Room  -- basically just an ad for Trojan…
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Music, All Shook Down Wines That Go Well With Bay Area Bands

Wines That Go Well With Bay Area Bands

You can go to a restaurant and ask the server to offer wine pairings to accompany your fancy-pants menu choice. But imagine you're home and have just reached for the latest album from that hip new San Francisco band. You're…
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Music, All Shook Down Bay Area Music Links: Robotspeak to Close

Bay Area Music Links: Robotspeak to Close

  Listening to…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Thursday's Pick: Emily Jane White at Hemlock Tavern

What To Do? Thursday's Pick: Emily Jane White at Hemlock Tavern

If these hazy, winter-wet nights have got you in a dreamy, spellbound mood, you're not the only one. Feeling a bit bewitched by all the murk, I'm thinking a soundtrack to these dark days is in order. Through lovelorn lyrics,…
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Music, Emily Jane White evokes melancholy nostalgia

Emily Jane White evokes melancholy nostalgia

Emily Jane White has a sorrowful singing voice that evokes feelings of long-forgotten, foggy memories. She offers a sense of nostalgia through those somber vocals. The acoustic-guitar strummer, who occasionally lives in San Francisco, crashes in Santa Rosa when not…
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Music, All Shook Down What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Emily Jane White

What To Do? Wednesday's Pick: Emily Jane White

​Emily Jane White @ Rickshaw Stop Emily Jane White's voice -- a veil of lightweight, slightly frayed cotton, with just a bit of singeing around the edges -- meshes so impeccably with her plaintive music that you almost don't notice…
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Music, All Shook Down Openers: Get There Early for Garrett Pierce

Openers: Get There Early for Garrett Pierce

Cherish the singer-songwriter who knows how to hang when things get dirty. Garrett Pierce writes slow, somber acoustic ballads that are more beautiful than most, but that's not all he does. Grittier rock numbers such as "Lioness & Lion," "Tonight,"…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pretty Oakland

Pretty Oakland

We first saw Grand Lake at Artists' Television Access, the best possible way to get to know a band. People talk trash about ATA's sound quality, but we think it sounds great. It's not where you'd want to hear Stevie…
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Music, Music Awards Program Guide

Music Awards Program Guide

Rap/Hip-Hop 40Love 40Love's latest album, Bangerang, is a solid, well-crafted effort with hot beats and tight flows that stands as one of the best hip-hop releases of 2009. Streetwise but not thuggish, clever but never nerdy, the four-member group is…
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Calendar, Night&Day White No Lie

White No Lie

She shows up on radio playlists next to Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter. People constantly, incessantly compare her voice to Chan Marshall's. Her songwriting reminds us of the cryptic imagery of Neko Case's weird storytelling, and we're pretty sure…
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News, The Snitch Local Music Blogs to Host BeatBeat Whisper, Or, The Whale and Emily Jane White This Saturday

Local Music Blogs to Host BeatBeat Whisper, Or, The Whale and Emily Jane White This Saturday

Local music blogs ipickmynose and The Bay Bridged will host a show at Berkeley's Starry Plough on Saturday, featuring folk acts BeatBeat Whisper, Or, The Whale, and Emily Jane White. We caught up with ipickmynose's Adrian Bischoff to discuss…
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Music, Let's Get Killed Best CDs of 2007

Best CDs of 2007

I'm really not ready for 2007 to end. Any year that starts out in January with garage-punk great Jay Reatard smashing a clock with his face at the Hemlock is gonna be one for the books. But this year has…
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Independent film with local music = go see it

Wild Tigers I Have Known is at the Roxie May 25-30. It was made by a Santa Cruz guy, Cam Archer, and Gus Van Sant executive produced, woah. We didn't get the chance to put it in Night & Day,…
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Music, From Cormac McCarthy to Chan Marshall

From Cormac McCarthy to Chan Marshall

Emily Jane White is a rare solo performer who can cut through noisy club din and turn antsy foot traffic into apt listeners. Her voice pierces the egos of those within earshot; it's a low, lilting alto, often compared to…
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