Leela Dawson brings jazzy, indie tunes to High Dive

The Pennsyvania-based indie-rock band Kingsfoil performs with Leela and The Rams, and Yo, Banana Boy! on Wednesday at High Dive. (Courtesy of Kingsfoil)

Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 7:16 p.m.

Thankfully, there's been a huge upswing in music created by women in Gainesville in the past year or so, which is quite refreshing in a market that is mostly dominated by college dudes. One such musician, Leela Dawson, has been drawing some well-deserved attention for her jazzy indie band, Leela And The Rams. For any fan of some good riff-rock, this sextet most certainly will not disappoint.

Be sure to check them out Wednesday at High Dive, along with Kingsfoil, with “Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muniz on drums, and Yo, Banana Boy!, starting at 8 p.m.

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Tonight, Louisville noise-rock trio Young Widows performs at High Dive with local alt-rock quartet The Future Now and local surf-punk duo Waylon Thornton & Heavy Hands, starting at 9 p.m.

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On Friday, the band Jumpers plays for the CD release of St. Augustine's Rivernecks and local Joy Division-enthusiasts Party Drag at The Atlantic, starting at 10 p.m.

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Orlando Southern-rockers Thomas Wynn & the Believers performs with High Point and local acoustic-folksters Jailbirds on Friday at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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The nu-emo boys from Tallahassee, Stages and Stereos, play with local pop-punks The Upside, local alt-rockers Neversail and local fourth-wave punkers Heart Prevails at 1982, Friday starting at 8 p.m.

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On Friday, Jacksonville punk-rockers Whole Wheat Bread perform at Loosey's along with local ska mainstays Duppies and DJ Missin Dread, starting at 8 p.m.

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