Monthly Archives: November 2016

Fleet Foxes and the beginning of a new era

A few days ago, the Seattle-based folk band Fleet Foxes has confirmed that their five-year hiatus is finally over. The group has announced that they will play at Spain’s Bilbao BBK festival, and that they are almost finished with their first album since 2011, which will be titled “Crack-up” after an essay of the same…
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Gritt @ High Dive Concert Review: Swamp Records Debut

There are two phrases that Gainesville residents seem hate above all others. The first is “We’re out of drinks.” The second is “It’s a noon game.” Fortunately, on November 12, the first phrase didn’t seem to be an issue. Unfortunately, the second definitely was. By 6 p.m., the town had pretty much fallen asleep. I…
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Hip Hop Incorporated

On the cusp of the historically worst election in history, the Clinton campaign held a rally in Cleveland highlighted by some of the biggest names in the game today. Beyoncé, J. Cole, Jay Z, Big Sean, and Chance the Rapper. This kind of hip hop-politics crossover is increasingly common, but it appears, ultimately useless. The…
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Review: Impact Gainesville’s Battle of the Bands

Impact Gainesville’s “Battle of the Bands” presented by Swamp Records and Alpha Epsilon Delta was an overwhelming melting pot of the talent that central Florida has to offer. With 100% of all proceeds going to Florida Diabetes Camp, the night was not only a great time, but for a good cause as well. Spanning from…
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Get Pho-cked Up: Swamp Records Pho-ndraiser

If you’re looking for the best pho in town that’s perfect for a college kid’s budget, come out to Swamp Record’s Taste Pho and Noodle House Fundraiser on Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Swamp Records is a student-run record label that represents artists from around Gainesville, including Flat Land, Savants of Soul and…
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Meet Swamp Records’s Newest Flagship Artist: Gritt

“Chances are you’ll go far if you get in with the right bunch of fellows.” These are the lyrics from Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Taking Care of Business” that Max Rowe of local Gainesville group Gritt believes best describes the band. The drummer, along with front man Gytis Garsys, lead guitarist Ian Heausler, and bassist Jon Franklin…
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Swamp Records: New Artist?

The week is finally here, and no we’re not talking about the upcoming election, but the new artist reveal for Swamp Records, the UF run record label. After months of deliberation and discussion, the main heads at Swamp Records have finally decided on which artist to sign. Swamp Records, UF's student-run record label, explores and…
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Classic Album Review: Combat Rock by The Clash

During my freshman year of college I made many attempts to form a rock band. In one of my attempts I met a bassist who lived right in my building just a couple of floors down. Unfortunately, we never ended up forming a band but he did introduce me to what is now one of…
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