Category Archives: Features

Changeville 2017: Gainesville’s Social Change Festival

The second annual Changeville festival is happening today, Thursday, March 2nd and tomorrow, Friday, March 3rd in Downtown Gainesville. Changeville was created to gather a group of artists and activists to drive social change. It is a festival with a purpose, and this purpose is strong. Featuring performers and exhibits that were chosen based on…
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Metallica Announces WorldWired Tour

Calling all Metalheads! Metallica, one of the hardest rocking bands out there, announced their “WorldWired” North American tour last week. The band will be performing at twenty-five different venues across the continental United States and even some locations in Canada. Bouncing off the success of their most recent album, “Hardwired...To Self-Destruct”, this is Metallica’s first…
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Prince- We Are Still Listening

Ten months after the death of a legend, Prince’s name has once again been thrust into the spotlight. As of February 12, his classic hits which were once monopolized by Tidal are available to stream on most online music platforms. Not only that, but fans have several future releases to look forward to. On June…
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Heartwood Soundstage: Reshaping Live Music

Heartwood Soundstage is set to be the latest addition to Gainesville’s already booming local music scene. What was originally supposed to be a small, acoustic recording space has quickly become not only one of the newest, most anticipated recording studios in Gainesville, but also a venue that will change how live music is experienced forever.…
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A Day in Music History- February 7th Beatlemania in America

Stepping off of Pan Am flight 101 onto the tarmac of JFK International airport, four British singers had no idea they were about to change the world. It was on this day in 1964 that Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison arrived in the United States of America for the first time,…
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Meet the Inductees

Every year, music fans from all over the world, specifically rock and roll lovers, get insanely amped (pun intended) about the new possible nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a place where musical legends and icons live in forever in music history. For the fifth year in a row, voting was open…
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A Day in Music History- January 24th Jailhouse Rock

When you hear the name Elvis Presley, the image of a rock god dripping with sex appeal immediately comes to mind. Considered today to be one of the most important musicians of all time and one of the most influential people of the 20th century, “the King” gifted the world with hits such as “Jailhouse…
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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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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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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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