Thomas Wynn and the Believers bring Southern rock tunes to town


Thomas Wynn and the Believers from Orlando return to Gainesville for a performance tonight at High Dive. (Courtesy photo)

Published: Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 3:41 p.m.

There are not a whole lot of bands that can consistently come to Gainesville and get more and more people out each time; but it appears that Orlando’s Thomas Wynn and the Believers have made true believers of us all.

Their music is infectious, and their catchy spot-on Credence Clearwater Revival-esque vocals and soulful rhythm section hit all the right spots in your ear’s pleasure center without ruining it for other bands.

Olivia Wynn’s backing vocals and Tim Turner’s (unfortunately, no relation to Tina) leads are qualities that most mainstream successes only dream of possessing.

If you’re a fan of tight, poppy, Southern-rock tunes, you’ll probably eat this up like canned yams on any given holiday.

You can catch their performance tonight, along with locals Ol Gumbo and sleaze rockers Deputy, at High Dive starting at 9 p.m.

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Local hard-rock trio Kill You Dead performs with local sludge-rock trio Pigeon Boys, Gainesville post-pop punks Edmonton and Spring Hills’ Nothing In the Dark on Friday at The Atlantic, starting at 9 p.m.

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Tampa’s premier funk-jam-rock trio, Cope, performs with Stone Street on Friday at The Jam, starting at 9 p.m.

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Aleutian Low performs Friday at 1982 with Yo! Banana Boy and Radiohead enthusiasts The Bends, starting at 8 p.m.

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If you’re feeling nostalgic for the late ’90s and early 2000s, slap on your Jncos and slip into your Soaps and head on down to High Dive on Friday to watch Florida ska-punk-reggae legends Supervillains along with locals Crazy Carls, Captain Lovely and Kreepah, starting at 8 p.m.

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The local post-rock quintet, Habits, hosts a CD-release show at High Dive on Saturday with special guests Hand to Mouth, Send Away Stranger and Henrietta, starting at 9 p.m.

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Lost Tribe performs with local D-Beat folks Ectoplasm, Life Chain and Orlando punk-goths Ferals on Saturday at The Atlantic, starting at 10 p.m.

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Tampa art-punks Merchandise perform with Vancouver nu-punks White Lung, local party-rockers Moon Beard and Nice Life on Tuesday at The Atlantic, starting at 10 p.m.

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Wednesday’s show at High Dive features The Ben Miller Band along with The Groves and an acoustic set from Ill Cosby, starting at 9 p.m.

Contact Scott Kauffmann at kauffmann1987@gmail.com.

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