Twelve’Len Returns to Gainesville

Sunflowers are in bloom again, and in kind, Twelve’Len returns to Gainesville this Saturday from 7pm to 2am at the Always True Co. Basement (124 SW 23rd Street). (more…)
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DVWEZ- Showcase Interview 2017

DVWEZ (pronounced Dames) is an up-and-coming alternative R&B artist from Orlando who takes you into her own atmosphere by combining electronic production with soothing vocals. Turning twenty-four soon, she has already put out two projects under DVWEZ, has beautifully refined and quality visuals, and has been featured on prominent music blogs such as Stereogum and…
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The Delta Troubadours- Showcase Interview 2017

By this time, a strong majority of Gainesville locals know The Delta Troubadours. For the past two years, these guys have been running the Gainesville music scene with their bluesy, classic rock sounds. I was able to exchange a few emails with the band, and got a few questions answered by the “de facto front…
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Just Neighbors- Showcase Interview 2017

Just Neighbors is a four-piece progressive math rock band that is starting to expand its contemplative and cerebral sound beyond the boundaries of math rock. The band is gracing this year’s Swamp Records Showcase lineup for a second time, only this time they’re playing all brand-new songs and performing at Gainesville’s newest music venue, Heartwood…
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Savants of Soul — Showcase Interview 2017

Since their formation, the Savants of Soul have risen to be one of the most talked-about bands in Gainesville’s music scene and beyond. They’ve gained traction in music circles that extend across the southeast United States with a style that encompasses (more…)
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Twelve’Len- Showcase Interview 2017

Twelve’Len, like many of 2017’s most popular artists, stubbornly defies classification. He’s got the look of a rapper: thick dreads, gaudy jewelry, a body wrapped in an intricate black weave of tattoos. But turn on his debut album, Fri(end)s, and you’ll hear something different: love songs crooned sweetly over everything from acoustic guitar to electric…
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King Complex- Showcase Interview 2017

King Complex is a duo, formed in Tallahassee, by musicians Bracher Brown and Cody Doss. Their mix of electronic-infused rock is highlighted on their self-titled EP. I got the chance to sit down with the two along with their manager, Sean Bucheck, before they perform at Swamp Records Showcase on April 19th. Where does the…
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Whale Feral- Showcase Interview 2017

Gainesville’s newest jam band has gone through many changes before becoming Whale Feral, self-described as a southern jam band combining intricate compositions and raw improvisation. The band consists of Will Bethea (bassist), Ricky Cagno (rhythm guitar and vocals), David Havens (drums) and Matt Urban (lead guitar and vocals). The story of the name Whale Feral…
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Retrolux- Showcase Interview 2017

Swamp Records’ newest flagship artist and Showcase headliner, Retrolux, is the brainchild of Anna James, 21, a public relations major at UF, and Maynard Shaye, 26, a UF finance undergrad and MIB grad. They released their first EP, Real Life, earlier this year. When did music first become part of your life, and how did…
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Flipturn- Showcase Interview 2017

Following the release of their EP, “Heavy Colors,” the members of the indie garage rock band, Flipturn, sat down with The Florida Basement to talk about the release and what it means to them. Though originally from Fernandina Beach, the group has truly made a name for themselves in the Gainesville music scene. So much…
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