Although Hurricane Irma canceled various shows around town during the past week, there’s still plenty of live music to see before September ends. Here are five concerts that are worth your while to attend throughout the next few weeks.
Sept. 13 – Magic City Hippies, Flipturn and The Hails at High Dive
Popular indie funk trio Magic City Hippies will be bringing their talents back to High Dive tonight. This Miami-born band has stopped in Gainesville a few times before, with their last show taking place in February at the same location. They’ll be joined by Flipturn and The Hails, local groups with a similar indie/alternative rock sound. Tickets are still available for $14 via Ticketfly, Hear Again Records and at High Dive itself. The show starts at 9 p.m., with doors opening at 8 p.m.
Sept. 15 – Hard Boiled featuring Mystic Grizzly, Lucy and Rest In Pierce at Realm
Local production company Over Easy Creative’s monthly Hard Boiled event, which celebrates heavier and more experimental bass music than the norm, is set for this Friday at Realm Nightclub. Each of the Florida-based headliners will bring their unique style to the table, with local artists guaranteed to open up the night. Free cover is available before 11 p.m. if attendees tag themselves and their friends on the Facebook event page before 8 p.m. Friday. After 11 p.m., cover will be charged for either $5 or $10 based on the turnout.
Sept. 20 – Funtcase and Phiso at Florida Theater
Funtcase, an England-based dubstep producer and DJ, will bring even more bass music to the Florida Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Phiso, an equally heavy artist, will offer opening support. Tickets are available for $10 to $15 via eventbrite, with the show running from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Sept. 27 – Papadosio and Phutureprimitive at High Dive
Self-dubbed “space rock” group Papadosio will bring their funky sound to High Dive on Thursday, Sept. 27 for what should be a huge show. This Asheville, North Carolina-based band has toured around the country, with one of their more recent stops being Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Phutureprimitive will be joining the group as an opener, with the show running from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are available for $16 to $18 via ticketfly.
Sept. 29 – The Savants of Soul at Heartwood Soundstage
Close out September with one of Florida’s most exciting bands at one of Gainesville’s newest outdoor venues. The Savants of Soul, a nine-person soul band from Gainesville, will bring their big, brassy signature sound to Heartwood Soundstage on Friday, Sept. 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight. This show doubles as a live recording event, with the performance set to be livestreamed. Tickets are available for $10 via eventbrite, and the livestream purchase will also cost $10.