Indie folker Bombadil hits up High Dive

The North Carolina-based Bombadil brings their indie folk-pop sound to High Dive tonight. (Courtesy photo)

Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 12:05 p.m.

As we get deeper into the 2010s, we’re starting to hear a new, fresh trend in music. One came about 10 years ago with Modest Mouse and The Killers, 20 years ago with Radiohead and Nirvana, and so on. But like every trend, it takes a few years to get over the previous decade’s successes and failures (i.e. Franz Ferdinand, Oasis). What seems to be hot right now is verbose lyrics and intricate, sometimes over-the-top musicianship. Whoever says that’s a bad thing is a moron.

Bombadil is one such band that utilizes the 2010s’ musical trend to their advantage, though it doesn’t always work, as with their sentimental single “Boring Country Song.” But when it does (“Escalators”), it really truly hits. This North Carolina-based indie-folk band is finally back on the road after a three-year hiatus due to bassist Daniel Michalak’s nerve injury, which apparently has healed. This is good news for us Gainesvillians because they happen to be hitting up High Dive tonight, along with the ever improving and growing Leela And The Rams, Arrows in Action and Bobby Wilson, starting at 9 p.m.

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If some good old-fashioned indie-folk isn’t going to get your ire up, then maybe local hardcore mind-blowers Gaul will do the trick. The band performs Friday along with Orlando’s graceful and elegant I’m An Intestine, local scum of the town Scum of the Earth and Child Priest at The Atlantic, starting at 10 p.m.

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Benny Cannon & Friends have their CD release show on Friday at High Dive with special guests Resinated, Tristan Harvey and Reggie Williams, starting at 9 p.m.

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Atlanta’s finest funk-fusion sextet, Copious Jones, performs Friday at The Jam with special guests, starting at 10 p.m.

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Pop rapper (or rap popper) Hoodie Allen performs with like-minded rap popper Aer and local hip-hop rap poppers Rezza and Jared Evan on Wednesday at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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