If you love music and you’re sick of the radio, check this out.
Gainesville is home to a talented and diverse array of musicians who are churning out quality jams right under your nose. Maybe you’ve caught them at a show at The Atlantic, Dance Marathon or High Dive but never looked them up. Or maybe you’ve made it to massive events like Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival only to realize the talented group you’re seeing is actually from your college town.
Listening to local artists not only exposes you to new music, but it also allows Gainesville to continue to be the cradle of creativity it is today. And if one thing is for certain, some of these bands won’t always be in Gainesville playing affordable shows at local venues, so there’s no time like the present to get familiar with them.
From socially conscious rap to soulful big band to modern indie rock, there’s a local group for everyone in Gainesville. Diving into the vibrant local scene may seem overwhelming, so here’s some essentials to get you started...
- Flipturn – Vanilla
- The Hails – Younger
- Retrolux – Silhouettes
- Pearl and the Oysters – Lake Alice
- Alumine – Lele
- Hugo $anchez – Brown Privelege
- The Savants of Soul – Mr. Medicine Man
- Flipturn – Churches
- The Hails – Parking Lot
- The Savants of Soul – Second Chance Lover
- Whale Feral – Alice
- Alumine – Cómo Te Ves
- Pearl and the Oysters – Melinda Melinda
- Retrolux – 21
- Flipturn – Hypoxia
- Hugo $anchez – Lil Tony Danza
Of course, there are even more artists and music developing all the time in the Gainesville area. This just scratches the surface of the talent in our town.
Flipturn is just one of many local bands making waves in Gainesville. Their most recent single, “Churches,” dropped in February. Find it on Spotify.