6 Acts You Can't Miss At The Sophomore Edition of Float Fest 

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Sarah Jaffe / 5:45pm / Sunday

Denton singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe is among the most criminally underrated talents in Texas music, maybe even popular music in general. Why? Jaffe has — in the span of seven years and five albums — marched from gritty bedroom folk to Starbucks pop, through lush indie rock to even more lush, orchestral indie rock, and finally, with her most recent effort, to electro-pop.

Meanwhile, as she tries on genres, discontent with sitting still in form or in content, her brash, bright and oddly beautiful voice has remained at the core of her work.

Jaffe just has one of those truly singular rock voices that can constrict or widen the very pumping of your heart. It's a penetrating instrument, to say the least. Jaffe's most recent work, 2014's Don't Disconnect, might signal her arrival as a mainstream contender but she's been proving her mettle since the get-go. — James Courtney

Float Fest

$65-$349, 2pm-10:45pm Fri-Sun Aug. 28-30, Cool River Ranch, 601 Dupuy Ranch Rd., Martindale, Tx,888-512-7469, floatfest.com


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