The Tim Version returns to town with new album


The Gainesville band Grab--- Charlestons celebrates its completion of an East Coast tour with a performance Friday at Common Grounds.

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Published: Thursday, January 31, 2008 at 6:01 a.m.
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Note: Will Kennnth, a Sun copy editor/web producer and music aficionado is filling in for the vacationing Kyle Mitchell, who returns Feb. 7.

Kyle returns next week so for one last time, I'll act as your guide to Gainesville shows.

Friday at Common Grounds, The Tim Version and Grab--- Charlestons will be celebrating their return to Gainesville after touring out to the East Coast. Joining them will be Dirty Money and Rest of Us. The Tim Version is celebrating the release of their new album, "The Decline of the Southern Gentleman," on No Idea Records.

The album has a limited edition on colored vinyl with screen-printed covers and blank labels. Be sure to pick up the limited release, but if you miss out, "Decline of the Southern Gentleman" will still have a regular release on CD and LP.

Gentleman of the Press, featuring ex-members of Forward and Morivivi, is playing with Cerebral Posse, a hip-hop group, at 1982 on Saturday. Forward became one of the city's best (and most underrated) bands before breaking up on the verge of releasing an album. I'm curious to hear how the new band sounds.

Gainesville has a rare treat Sunday: two spectacular early shows to choose from, with both the Dollyrots and High on Fire passing through town.

The Dollyrots play fast rock 'n' roll with big pop hooks and are on Joan Jett's record label, Blackheart Records. They will be joined by Sweet City Action, No More, Suffrajett and Breaking Past at 1982.

The doom-metal group High on Fire has a few releases on Relapse Records. A Life Once Lost, Saviours and Rwake will be sharing the Common Grounds stage with High on Fire.

Wayward Council is hosting Failure's Union and Paul Baribeau on Monday. Failure's Union describes itself as a "mid-'90s-influenced indie rock band" on Myspace and has a few releases on Art of the Underground. Paul Baribeau plays folk-punk similar to Defiance, Ohio and Ghost Mice on Plan-It X records. In particular, I'm looking forward to the Failure's Union set. The band shares a member with Lemuria, a similar indie-rock trio who just released an incredible first album on Asian Man Records. Both this show and the Lemuria are highly recommended.

On Wednesday, Dubconscious and Micah Shalom & the Babylonians are playing the Side Bar. Micah Shalom has had his hands in many Gainesville bands including The Duppies, Africa 2000 and The Embarrasments. Dubconcsious is from Athens, Ga.

Later in February, The Atlantic has lined up two solid punk shows featuring several bands on Fat Wreck Chords. The first show, on Feb. 11, will feature The Loved Ones, Gaslight Anthem, New Mexican Disaster Squad and Grab--- Charlestons.

Smoke or Fire, The Flatliners, Fake Problems and Young Livers are playing a week later on the 19th

Thanks for the kind messages, and be sure to continue your correspondence with Kyle in the future.

Will Kenneth plays in local bands. He can be reached at will.kenneth@gvillesun.com.

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