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Music, Hear This Ledisi

Ledisi

New Orleans–born and Oakland–bred soul singer Ledisi expresses the intensity of growth on "Going Through Changes" from her recent Grammy-nominated album, Turn Me Loose. Her fifth release is a simmering tale of resisting temptation, where she sings from a deeper,…
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Music, All Shook Down Jimmie Reign Gets Ready to Rule

Jimmie Reign Gets Ready to Rule

What's up with the Bay Area's indie R&B scene? First Ledisi. Then Goapele, followed by Netta Brielle. And last, but (certainly) not least, Ms. Jimmie Reign. Reign has the goods to go far in the industry--she projects a sex-on-a-stick…
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Music, Hear This The Melvins melt your noggin this New Year's Eve

The Melvins melt your noggin this New Year's Eve

On first hearing Ledisi's major-label debut, Lost and Found, you might think that the New Orleans–born, Oakland-raised jazz and R&B singer is attempting to make more radio-friendly material. But a closer listen shows the vocals surrounded by complex arrangements, and…
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News, Night Crawler And the Winners Were ...

And the Winners Were ...

Though I spend several months every year planning and pondering the chimeric configuration of the SF Weekly Music Awards, I never actually know what will happen. We hire the talent, pack the Bay Area's most fervent supporters of independent music…
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Most Soulful Young Jazz Artist

With a style that's as playful as it is soulful, a repertoire of catchy original tunes, a litany of fun facial expressions, and scat that is all that, Ledisi is our most commanding young local performer. The Orleans-born, Oakland-raised, opera-trained…
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News, Feature SF Weekly Wammies 2000

SF Weekly Wammies 2000

Being on the ballot-counting end of the Wammies has proven to me that the San Francisco music scene is definitely not suffering from apathy: We received well over 9,000 votes this year, and that doesn't include the several hundred ballots…
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