Category Archives: Live Shows

Retrolux and Rayah at the High Dive

This past Thursday, Swamp Records’ own Retrolux performed at the High Dive and it was an amazing show! For those of you who don’t know, Retrolux is a two-person musical group that performs “eclectic and modern electric tunes”. The band’s website explains that they, “craft a blend of raw, hard-hitting beats with a gentle, indie-electronic…
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The Magic of the City of Gainesville

After calling Gainesville home for a year and a half and being in Swamp Records for a year, two things I can conclude are: one – music has been a prominent characteristic of my college experience; two - Gainesville’s local music scene is eclectic, progressive, and downright impressive. ​Some legendary greats have grown in Gainesville,…
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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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Guest Column: Volunteering at Fest 15

  If you live in Gainesville and haven’t heard of Fest then it’s likely you haven’t been downtown during Halloween weekend. Punks from all walks of life and all corners of the world take over the city to participate in the largest annual DIY punk-rock festival. With a brag sheet of headliners like Less Than…
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No Tricks, Only Treats: Suwannee Hulaween

One of the things we pride ourselves on here at The Florida Basement, dear reader, is our focus on locality. Every single one of our staff members has been affiliated with the University of Florida here in Gainesville in some capacity or another. All of us have lived here in Gainesville at some point in…
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Review: UF Homecoming and Gator Growl

It should be noted, dear reader, that Gator Growl is not a concert. It is an event. An event, mind you, that caters to a variety of audiences. It caters to adults, children, students, locals, vacationers, cool kids, the totally lame, and everyone in-between. While there are musical acts that perform, there are also skits…
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On Gator Growl: An Artist Analysis

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the end for homecoming week here at UF. Ceremoniously, Gator Growl will be Friday night, before the football team takes on Mizzou. Since becoming an annual, student-run event in 1932, Gator Growl always brings great music, delicious food, and enough good vibes to go around. Gator Growl is famous for…
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Thoughts and Musings: Gator Growl

There is a lot to be said about the UF institution that is Gator Growl. Given that Florida Blue Key is responsible for Homecoming and Gator Growl, and Student Government Productions decides what talent to host, it truly is an organization of the students, for the students, by the students. Growl has had a history…
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CONCERT REVIEW: Flat Land at the First Magnitude Brewery

Under the strings of lights peppered throughout the backyard stage, Flat Land walked out on stage to raucous applause. The band, a staple of the Gainesville music scene, played at a small benefit concert for the Conservation Initiative for the Asian Elephants Saturday night. The concert is only a part of the Global March for…
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Cam’s Declassified Festival Survival Guide

A few weekends ago, I had the opportunity to attend one of the best music festivals out there: Music Midtown in Atlanta. But despite how awesome the festival itself was, mistakes were made. Many mistakes. So in honor of my many (many) mistakes, I’ve decided to compile a list of tips to follow when attending…
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