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The Polyphonic Spree, Sarah Jaffe, Friends & Family 

When: Wed., July 23, 9 p.m. 2014
Price: $18-20
Sarah Jaffe is a musical wonder evolving at warp speed; you can either keep up or get out of the way. Her early indie-folk records—2008's self-released Even Born Again EP and 2010's Suburban Nature—are only a few years old, but they seem like antiques when compared to 2012's sleek, modern The Body Wins, which raised Jaffe's profile considerably, and especially her third full-length, Don't Disconnect, which comes out August 19. Don't Disconnect is an album of unabashed pop songs powered by drum machines and streaked with electronic melodies, though Jaffe's compelling voice and personal lyrics remain the core of the sound. Considering Jaffe's side project with hiphop producer S1 under the name the Dividends—the two wrote a song that ended up on Eminem's last album—it's no surprise that the music on Don't Disconnect is largely built around beats and synths. And it'll be exciting to see where she goes from here, but that's always been the case. BEN SALMON

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