The Wailers, the Bob Marley tribute band, is more authentic than ever this year, boasting three former members of the original band, including Aston “Familyman” Barrett. They perform at High Dive on Sunday night.
One-half of the Grammy-winning Indigo Girls will appear with her five-piece country band tonight during a concert at High Dive as part of Changeville. The social change festival is something with which the singer/songwriter easily identifies.
Hip hop artist and activist Talib Kweli headlines a free concert tonight at Bo Diddley Plaza, kicking off the two-day social change festival that will include everything from films and stand-up comedy to poetry and virtual reality.
Four men with musical ties to Gainesville are collaborating on the state-of-the-art studio that will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday by hosting the Heartwood Music Festival in the South Main art district.
The fingerstyle guitarist, whose online videos went viral more than a decade ago, will show off his remarkable acoustic skills on Wednesday night during a solo appearance at High Dive.
Visitors to the 31st annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire can expect another rollicking show from the Gainesville-based performance troupe as it puts an epic spin on the battle between England and France.
The Gainesville-based band has been around the world more than a few times, but on Labor Day weekend you can count on them to perform for their hometown fans at High Dive.
Does it really seem like Less Than Jake, which began its rise to stardom from simple Gainesville roots, is beginning its 25th year as a band?
“Absolutely not!” said Vinnie Fiorello, the band’s drummer and co-founder with Chris DeMakes. “It feels like the blink of an eye.”
That’s because Less Than Jake, the five-member ska punk band, has maintained a fast and furious pace for the past quarter-century, recording eight studio albums, keeping a tour schedule that would burn out many musicians and creating what Fiorello calls “an unshakable bond.”
“What I do know is that we’ve been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows together, and that the rest of the dudes that I share a stage with may not be blood, but they are most definitely my brothers and they’re most definitely my family,” Fiorello said.
To show appreciation to their hometown fans, the band is hosting its fifth annual Less Than Jake Wake N Bake Weekend over the Labor Day holiday at High Dive in downtown Gainesville.
The fun begins tonight with Less Than Jake headlining a Night 1 concert that also includes Morning Fatty, Kash’d Out and Dr/veways. On Saturday night, the Night 2 lineup includes LTJ, Peelander-Z, The Busdrivers and Bothering Dennis. Tickets to each night are $15 in advance and $18 at the door.
“It’s all to celebrate Gainesville, man!” Fiorello said. “It’s a simple thing. A few years ago, we found that while we were touring a lot, we were neglecting our hometown, that we were neglecting Gainesville.