Morningbell performs at Loosey’s Friday

Gainesville’s Morningbell with, from left, Eric Atria, Stacie Atria, Chris Hillman and Travis Atria, performs Friday at Loosey’s in a local performance following the band’s longest tour to date.

Courtesy of Morningbell
Published: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 2:07 p.m.

If there was one band that deserved your undivided attention, it should be Morningbell.

The group has just released its sixth album, “Boa Noite,” with some of the most heartfelt, heart-wrenching, sonically beautiful songs you’ll ever hear (“Achille” is probably the best song singer/songwriter Travis Atria has ever written). The band also is fresh off the heels of its longest tour to date and is coming home.

This isn’t a band that you talk to your friends at the bar through the entire set, this is a band that you shut up and listen to. But don’t just listen to the band, which also includes Eric Atria, Stacie Atria and Chris Hillman; watch them. They’re all total pros when it comes to making exciting, well-written music and they deserve every ounce of consideration you can afford to give to a band that works so hard to be the best they can be, and they’re only getting better.

Check them out at Loosey’s on Friday along with local singer/songwriter and personal favorite Ricky Kendall, joined by local funk-blues-indie-rockers Flat Land, starting at 9 p.m.

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Tonight, local indie-rock band Habits performs with more local indie-rockers, Leela & the Rams, and will be joined by Holden Caulfield and the Chauvinists, and Carpadium for a floor show at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Local legends and Fugazi-enthusiasts Squeaky performs with Rojo Diablo and the acoustic stylings of Shermy D on Friday at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Gainesville alt-country aficionados Whiskey and Co. performs with Have Gun, Will Travel, Americana-folk rockers from Bradenton, and Kenny Donnie at The Atlantic on Saturday, starting at 10 p.m.

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And at last, a country-bluegrass show comes to Gainesville: The Whiskey Moon String Band plays with the JB Crockett Band, along with Hard Time and Bryce Carlisle on Saturday at High Dive, starting at 8 p.m.

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