"The message of Peach seems to battle growing pains and struggles realizing that sometimes faith cannot and will not be able to wear the armor for you. Lester makes a point, though, through the bittersweet nature of the tracks, to thank her bruises and scars for being an integral part in shaping her into the woman she is as she sings each word. "
Check out our photos from Just Neighbors with You Vandal & Wait And Shackle at The Hardback
Slow Buzz is a hodge-podge of contrasting vibes that resonate with the out-of-balance energy a breakup brings. The beats of happiness are drowned out by the painful melancholy of packing yourself up and away from someone, allowing the album to be full of tracks that universally pull at the heartstrings.
We caught The Forum, The Dog Apollo and Wild Pines at Loosey's in downtown Gainesville. Check out our photos
"Originating from Austin, Texas, Wild Child’s music video for their song “Follow Me” off of their new album “Expectations” is enchanting."
We caught an awesome show at Loosey's in downtown Gainesville featuring The Mermers, Nomore and Bothering Dennis. Check out the photos!
Check out out photos from Swamp Records spring showcase at Heartwood Soundstage!
"It’s almost shocking to believe this LA-rooted trio has such little official material with the maturity and slickness this single gives their name."
" For those familiar with the previous work “see you in hell, schwartz”, Vianale’s light and captivating voice will be a welcome sound, it’s as pleasant as ever. Ditching the acoustic guitar of her previous songs, however, Viannale takes a big step to becoming Florida’s monarch of bedroom-styled pop, opting instead for a full band sound."
" It feels as though the bulk of the record was written while lying on the bedroom floor, strumming the guitar, and ranting about the day’s pint-up frustration in melody form. You feel included in this, almost like you’re lying on the bed reinforcing the process as they trail off about how much life and money and mental health can suck."
" Anyone fond of crashing drums, fast-paced rhythms, and raw-cut vocals will be satisfied with the EP and excited for the band’s future work. In Shallow Waters is unpolished. It’s raw. It’s loud. It’s strong. It’s everything needed to make a solid record in the scene."
For 4/20, Dikembe played at The Atlantic with Look Mexico, Frameworks, Winded & comedian Casey Crawford
"Post Louis are able to create a disjointed sound while maintaining cohesiveness and this song shows their ability to capture emotion. Hopefully, their new album demonstrates this ability tenfold."
"On first listen, Space is an earworm. The word infectious doesn’t do it justice. The song kicks in with a muted, but punchy 808 kick drum and doesn’t waste time dropping the bass hook on the listener."
Machinist kicked off their tour for their new record, Closer To Death, at The Atlantic with Oof, Pyre and Orbiter. Make sure to view the full photo set.
" Each member of the band brings something to the table and the result is a collection of great sounding, well written, and super catchy songs that really capture flipturn’s infectious energy. Flipturn has once again managed to blow all my expectations out of the water, and hopefully before long I’ll be writing about a full-length record by the band, not just an EP."
"The band has an ability to create a beautifully layered depth to their vocals with their accapella style. Seeing them to perform to such a small crowd in an intimate setting make the experience even more memorable than seeing them play in a traditional venue and I'm already looking forward to the next Notebook Sessions event."
We caught Screaming Females on their current tour with THOU and HIRS where they were joined by the Tallahassee Night Witch. Check out the full set of photos.
Sofar Sounds happens somewhere in Gainesville every month at a secret location with a secret line up. Check out our photos from their most recent show featuring Retrolux, Ari Chi and The Hails.
"For the next headliners it would be the ultimate dream to see either Alkaline Trio or The Lawrence Arms (or both!) play. I also wouldn't mind seeing The Menzingers, Masked Intruder, Dillinger Four, The Ergs, or Propagandhi either."
She deftly switches pitches between verses and choruses, showcasing her immense talents as a singer and her unique four-octave vocal range.
"If there’s one word that could sum up Philadelphia-based group No Thank You’s sophomore effort, it’d be the word Catharsis. All It Takes To Ruin It All is an emotional release and purification process that almost clears the conscious by its end. "
"Sofar guests get to see new sides of Gainesville, or see spaces they love in a new light. As for artists, its kind of hard to put into words what makes an artist right for a Sofar: Gainesville show. There are certain elements, like the fact that they must put on a compelling live show, have a presence that works in an intimate setting, and generally make good music, but there’s another X-Factor that is harder to describe."
"Like in records prior, Post Animal still hold onto that ability to create a nostalgic atmosphere of the past for their listener all while experimenting with new energies that will pave the way for the future of modern psychedelic rock."
"Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Neighbor Lady's new track Oh Honey starts off with a guitar riff that makes me feel like I'm in an old soda pop store in the 1950s. Girls walking around in big poodle skirts, fresh melts being served, and "Oh Honey" is playing in the background on the juke box. "
"Going into Fest that first time, I only knew one other person who would be there, since then I've met so many others, including some of my favorite people in the whole world. Because of them I always have something to consistently look forward to every year. Fest isn't just a music festival, it's one big, sweaty, drunk, and extremely happy family and I can't wait until this year's family reunion!"
"A house show on a Sunday, and a really damn good one at that? It’s more likely than you think. " Check out our photos & review of Glove's first show in Gainesville with local bands Parallel, BiteMarks & DonKng.
The Fine Print recently celebrated their 10th year as a publication with an anniversary show at the Civic Media Center featuring The Co-Pilots, DonKng and Piss Test.
"I know for certain that whatever and whoever gets announced, I'm going to see dozens of bands I love and find dozens more new ones." We talked to Fest attendees about who they're excited to see, who they're hoping gets added to the lineup and much more.
On their way to play Paramore's Parahoy, MewithoutYou played three shows including one in Gainesville with Museum Mouth and Sports Reference. Make sure to view the full set of photos.
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The subject matter along with the cleverly detailed musicality allows one to feel like they’re enjoying a day on the beach or drifting amongst the tide in the ocean. From Watson’s smooth vocals reminiscent of 90’s indie artists to the album’s artwork, the project is one that’s difficult not to enjoy from start to finish.
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We covered Livid's show with Uncle Sammy and The Warlords with SAW at Durty Nelly's. Check oout the full photo set.
"Being a Philadelphia crockpot pop band, it’s hard to imagine that Queen of Jeans originated anywhere besides southern California. With their dreamy vibe and lush instrumentals, the group proves that sound is a state of mind and can be pulled from anywhere. "
Lawn Chairs from Oakland, California played at Loosey's while on tour. Check out photos from their set along with Shark Anatomy and Balcony Collapse on our site.
"“Shannon” is a perfect blend of dream-pop and shoegaze that showcases the talent the band has embodied from the start."
"I think it's pretty safe to say that outside of music festival most people would never see such a diverse line up." Check out our photos from last month's Sofar Sounds Gainesville show.
"It might be the color choice of the single’s artwork, but Kississipi’s newest release, “Easier to Love” is shrouded in mood-shifting pinks- matching the constant ups and downs of vulnerability and self-love. If the track is any precursor to Sunset Blush, it will definitely be worth the listen."
We caught Zeta with Ignorados Comediantes and Cam Isaza of DonKng at The Dumpster. Make sure to view the full photo set.
By: Lindsy Carrasquillo Machinist! is a four-piece metal band from Valdosta, Georgia that formed in 2011. This Thursday, the band will be kicking off their tour for their new record, Closer To Death, at The Atlantic with Orbiter, Pyre and Oof. We were able to talk to their vocalist Jeff Hill about the new record, … Continue reading Q&A: Machinist! Discuss New Record, Upcoming Tour & More
We covered Boston Marriage's show at the Civic Media Center with local bands The Mermers, Mystery Expert & Sid Taylor. Check out the full set of photos.
During our Savannah Stopover adventures we got the chance to sit down with Wild Child. We caught up with Alexander Beggins (Lead Vocals, Baritone Ukulele) and Kelsey Wilson (Lead Vocals, Violin) after their sound check at Trinity Church in downtown Savannah, GA. Watch the video & learn more about their new record, touring and more.
By: Lindsy Carrasquillo Some artists are able to create an immersive experience that tie the listener in with not only their soundscape but their ability to tell stories that are both personal and relatable. That’s the case with the Chicago based indie-rock duo Ratboys and we were able to talk to singer and guitarist Julia … Continue reading [Artist Feature] Ratboys Discuss Tour With Vundabar, New EP and More
Check out our interview with the Nashville based band Twen where we were able to discuss their upcoming album, inspirations and more on the last night of Savannah Stopover.
In Savannah, we were able to do a session in the park with Ryan Jones where she preformed the song "Artist" on acoustic guitar which highlights her unique voice and the heaviness of her lyrics.
At Savannah Stopover, we were able to talk to the Orlando, Florida based band The Pauses behind Congress Street Social Club about their new album, Unbuilding, which is due out in June through Arctic Rodeo Recordings.
At Savannah Stopover, we were able to do an interview the The Sh-Booms in front of the Bradley Lock Key Shop near Downtown Savannah. In our interview, we were able to discuss their two new songs which were released in October along with the Orlando music scene and more.
We covered Suppression's show at The Atlantic with Minimum Rage, Wage Slave and Lilac Angel. Make sure to view the full set of photos.
Killer Robot Music put together a mixed genre show at the Hardback Cafe on March 17 with the touring bands Dying Whale, Gaffer Project and Necter. Check out the full set of photos on our site.
This house of grief will never fall Structure will out last all This house of ghosts will never fall Structure of fear will outlast all Knock knock on coffin Top And pray to god there's no response spoken and broken in the same breath Every step taken Closer to death And hope to sleep … Continue reading Machinist!: Closer to Death
Breathing smoke and spewing bile Coughing hateful words so vile Daylight burns them into stone Waking shaking cold as bone Traveler Create a pathway to me Possession Mental cell living hell asleep The body the vessel the flesh the fuel Unseen hand moving chess piece tool Traveler Create a pathway to me Possession Mental … Continue reading Machinist!: The Vessel
This song was written about drowning because one of us is aquaphobic. Tears of blood will fall The sorrow of all Won't quench the flow Sink below Flowers of black will bloom Embrace the doom The living curse funeral dirge Surface shimmering drops away Light so coveted Always fades The light will fade The … Continue reading Machinist!: Living Curse
Climb the mountain of God Guilty as its always been Curse the lightening so cruel Uncovering the marks of sin Shame All the things we have done in name of the one Shame the blood we have spilled the children we've killed Understanding Opening eyes The choice is made Stand or hide Climb the … Continue reading Machinist!: Shame