Hi-Fi is hosting a wide variety of musicians this month, especially with contrasting artists Emily Jane White and Dizzy Wright performing in the same week (watch out for whiplash).
White is a singer-songwriter with a side of dark and eerie undertones. Her Victorian goth-folk sound pairs best with a glass of moody merlot. The Oakland-born White sewed her musical roots in the Bay Area’s punk scene, which has a heavy influence on her present-day tone. She released her fifth album, They Moved in Shadow All Together, in June 2016 and continues to address themes of sexism, police violence and trauma in her lyrics.
Fast-forward two days: Wright is bringing an entirely different level of energy to Hi-Fi. Wright’s career skyrocketed after he released his debut album Smokeout Conversations in 2012 with independent label Funk Volume. His most recent album, The Growing Process, has a modern hip-hop sound, but he also focuses on the genre’s traditional intent of building stronger black communities.
White performs with Rachel Hoffman at Hi-Fi 9 pm Sunday, Sept. 25; $10 adv., $12 door, 21-plus. Check out Wright’s performance along with Audio Push and Mark Battles 8 pm Tuesday, Sept. 27; $18 adv., $22 door.