"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.
Some try for years and never achieve the rare balance of original and familiar syllable combinations that you have to have in order to make it in this realm. This is a skill / talent that $anchez has zeroed in on and hit. Bang! Bull's eye!
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.
We were able to speak to Alyse Vellturo, an artist better known as Pronoun about her new single, upcoming release and more at Orleans Square in Savannah, Georgia during Savannah Stopover. Make sure to watch the full video and listen to the track.
Following our interview with Caroline Rose in Columbia Square during Savannah Stopover, we were able to do a live session with her where she performed 'More Of The Same' acoustically and it was the first time she's ever played that song on guitar. The track is the first song on her new record, "Loner", which was released in February of this year through New West Records.
During Savannah Stopover, we were able to enjoy the beautiful weather of Savannah, Georgia in Columbia Square and sit down with Caroline Rose for an interview. We were able to discuss her record "Loner", touring and much more. Enjoy!
On the way to SXSW, Quinn Cicala from Myrtle Beach played a show at the Hardback with Stress Fractures from Winnsboro, South Carolina and were joined by the local band Mystery Expert. Check out the full set of photos.
"On the opening night of Savannah Stopover, the Lvl team was able to catch them live and it solidified my love for them. Their music is full of heavy, grimy guitars and vocal hooks. we decided on filming a session with the band near River Street in The Storehouses under The Factors Walk. The dark walls and echos of the room compliment the band's sound and lends itself to a stripped down performance that still capture's the band's essence." We hope you enjoy!
On the first day of Savannah Stopover Music Festival, the Away Team at Lvl To The Room had the great privilege of witnessing the wonderfully heavy A Deer A Horse. Check out the review of the show and more!
During Savannah Stopover, we were able to hangout with the Nashville based band Okey Dokey and explore River Street.
"It’s a record that follows the song-writer’s abstract thoughts, allowing the listener to feel comfortable enough to share theirs as well. Through simple musicality and unrefined vocals, Dill has the ability to personalize every sound and drifted lyric- enabling one to experience the rawness of the entries."
Former Misfits guitarist, Doyle, played in town with Rehasher, Piss Test and Broken Silence. Check out the full photo gallery.
At Savannah Stopover, Payne Bridges, Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics and Larkin Poe opened up the first night of music at Ships Of The Sea. Check out our full photo gallery from the show.
Jen Pague introduces herself to me in the fading Savannah twilight. It's 8 o'clock and she's just driven in from South Carolina with her band, Vita and the Woolf. The Philly-based three piece just started their second tour of the year and are eager to showcase their critically acclaimed discography at SXSW.
On March 2, Just Neighbors kicked off their spring tour at The Bark in Tallahassee with Pool Kids & Camp Green Lake. Our friend Matthew Fowler went on tour with the band and took photos of the show. Make sure to view the full photo set. This post is extra special as it is out 200th post on the site!
KOLARS is a husband and wife duo from Los Angeles.We walked the streets and alleyways of Savannah, GA, admiring the old architecture and discussing life on the road.
Zuli is an indie-pop artist from New York City. He released his first album, On Human Freakout Mountain, via Swoon City Music in November of last year. During Savannah Stopover, we were able to walk around River Street and explore the area.
We photographed Bitemarks with Portrayal of Guilt, Horsewhip and Ironing at The Atlantic
"For a group to produce a record that pushes such intimate topics, they deserve nothing less than an outpour of recognition. Through honesty, ferocity, and an unapologetic approach, the women of Camp Cope made sure to wield clear call-outs and fury at personal and general adversity beyond expectation."
Photos from Flowan, Unamused Dave, Only Sibling and Shark Anatomy at The Habitat, a house show venue here in Gainesville. Check out the full set.
On February 26, Gainesville had their very first Sofar Sounds show which featured local artisrs Ricky Kendall, Flipturn and Sooza at the Actor's Warehouse.