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Alt-folk-country group The Ones to Blame performs at Loosey’s


Blues guitarist Albert Castiglia performs in Sunday’s concert presented by the North Central Florida Blues Society at High Dive. (Courtesy of Albert Castiglia)

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 10:29 a.m.

The Gainesville group The Ones to Blame has been unleashing its brand of alt-folk-country sounds on this town for a few years now, and they’ve been getting better and better with each passing show. This group can rock harder than most any other band in town. They’re like a female version of the Avett Brothers that grew up reading Bukowski. Anyhow, their music is on the Internet and they are playing a show soon, so why not check them out? And if you already have, then you’re sure to be there when things get going.

You can catch them Friday along with St. Augustine’s Wild Shiners at Loosey’s, starting at 9 p.m.

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Sunday marks the monthly concert presented by the North Central Florida Blues Society, which this time features Fort Lauderdale blues singer/guitarist Albert Castiglia at High Dive. Also on the bill is The Bridget Kelly Band, featuring the R&B singer, which starts at 7 p.m.

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Ol’ Gumbo performs along with local funk-rock trio Swamp Cats and Sun Coast Drifters tonight at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Some pop-punk guys got together and decided their angst-riddled songs would translate well on an acoustic guitar. The product of this experiment is showcased Friday when Sparks The Rescue, Rookie and Jimmy from Every Ave. at 1982 starting at 7 p.m.

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Jacksonville funk-rockers Sentropolis perform with Gainesville native Seneca at The Jam on Friday, starting at 8 p.m.

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Also Friday, country Southern-rock artist Clark Hill performs with the Steven flowers Band at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Local hardcore enthusiasts can rejoice when Army of Ponch performs with Holly Hunt, Gaul and Ironing on Friday at The Atlantic, starting at 9 p.m.

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New York pop-rockers Candy Hearts perform with Brooklyn singer/songwriter Allison Weiss and locals Heart Prevails on Saturday at 1982, starting at 7 p.m.

Contact Scott Kauffmann at kauffmann1987@gmail.com.

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