Young Hookers bring garage punk rock to High Dive

The New York City indie band, Midnight Spin, pictured, performs with Gainesville’s Young Hookers in a show featuring indie music on Sunday at High Dive. (Courtesy of John Demato)

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 8:27 a.m.

They say that practice makes perfect, but who says that? People do, apparently. But what if you’re talking about rock ’n’ roll? Do you really want pure emotion and aggression to be perfect? Does every note have to be on key? Does every snare drum hit have to be perfectly on time? No, not really. There’s an attitude that comes with being tastefully sloppy, and boy do the Young Hookers have that attitude.

Not to say they’re not technically proficient, but the Young Hookers definitely have that special something that kids playing guitar along to “Led Zeppelin IV” desperately long for: style. From vocalist George Sanchez’s somewhat off-putting spasms, to bassist Alex Cordova’s smooth yet grungy runs, this band definitely has the potential to be one of the best in town.

Go and catch what is sure to be a fantastic performance on Sunday, along with New York City’s Midnight Spin and locals Black Box Jungle at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Tonight, country singer/songwriter/Florida boy Michael Ray performs with Southern rockers, the JB Crockett Band and acoustic-folk rocker Michael Postgate, at High Dive starting at 9 p.m.

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Southern-cow-rock trio Dash Rip Rock plays with Driver and local sleaze rockers Deputy in a D-dominant performance Friday at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Probably the best hip-hop band you’ll ever have the pleasure of seeing, MSNRA, performs with Euglossine and local experimentalist act Ghost Fields on Saturday at Boca Fiesta starting at 10 p.m.

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Local awesome ’90s alt-rock revivalists The Future Now performs Wednesday with local post-hardcore duo Daggerz and the bands Old Flings and Memes Ennemis at 1982 Bar, starting at 8:30 p.m.

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