"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."
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!
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
Also known as That Really Awesome Guy With A Guitar, TRAGWAG is a solo project by Tyler Bisson who now lives in Tallahassee. He will be playing at the Hardback Cafe on Sunday, February 18 with Dakota Floyd, Vi Viana (of Gutless) and Pobrecita. We were able to talk to Tyler about the new album, Tallahassee's music scene and more.
Wild Pines is an ambient/indie rock project by Gainesville native Matt Stanland. We were able to talk to him about the new EP, Permanent Headspace regarding his influences, writing process and more.
"I don’t usually use music to explicitly state things that go on in my life, I use it as an opportunity to create a story. "
"One concept we started to play with when writing Indigo was how colors affect the psyche and can change your perception on life. The color indigo enhances the way you’re feeling, and we wanted to play with that idea a bit in our writing."
"We ALWAYS want to top what we did last year, last song, last release. We truly feel that we are about to release the best music we have ever written."
" Personally, I really tried to work on my lyrics and allow them to be more specific and not as cryptic as some of our older stuff. I took a lot of influence from Leonard Cohen for that."
"Lyrically, I kinda just write whenever I’m frustrated or upset about something. I start out writing like a paragraph or stream of consciousness and then I try to make lyrics out of either the sentences I write or the idea behind the sentences I write."