Loud, energetic rockers The Future Now perform at Loosey's

Gainesville's The Future Now makes its presence felt tonight with a performance planned at Loosey's.

Courtesy of Nicole C. Kibert
Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 1:23 p.m.

Is it possible to be influenced by multiple bands and not sound like a single one of them? Can a group of musicians come together to create something familiar yet at the same time completely different from anything else you've been exposed to? The answer is yes, and that group of musicians call themselves The Future Now.

Steeped in early '90s grunge and heavy metal, these adopted sons of Gainesville seem to put their own spin on otherwise haggard genres. “Hangman” sounds like a fever dream conceived by Dave Grohl at a dinner party hosted by Mike Patton in the sixth or seventh layer of hell. They're loud, they're energetic and they demand your attention. They are the future, now.

You can check them out tonight along with local post-emo quartet Dikembe and the groups Constrictor and Edmonton at Loosey's starting at 9 p.m.

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If flannel in July isn't your thing, however, check out the plaid-clad country four-piece, Clark Hill, performing with the very talented Natalie Nicole Green & Little Bit More, along with Clay Brooker tonight at High Dive, starting at 8 p.m.

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For something entirely different, head on down to the electric-rave show at The Display to check out some dudes pressing buttons and swaying for a seemingly endless amount of time, with performances by Miami natives Dim Past, Roover Hook and Pewbert with more electro from Tallahassee in Cult Cosmos, Proud/Father from Jacksonville and locals Ironing and Frog on Friday, starting at 8:30 p.m.

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If you want to see a cross between alt-country and legit bluegrass, check out the Friday show at Loosey's with performances by locals Company Man, joined by Micah Schnabel from Columbus, Ohio, and Bradenton's Have Gun Will Travel, starting at 9 p.m.

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Gainesville's favorite indie-funk-jam band, Flat Land, performs with The Gallery, along with ISM on Friday at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Husband/wife surf-punk duo Waylon Thornton and the Heavy Hands performs with The Coathangers and So Pastel on Monday at The Atlantic, starting at 9 p.m.

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If you happened to miss The Future Now at Loosey's tonight, or you just can't get enough of good, solid local music, head on down to The Atlantic on Tuesday to catch another performance by your new favorite local band, and while you're there, enjoy what's probably the only indie-punk-rock-pop trio from Buffalo, N.Y., Lemuria, along with the local joke-core quartet Nerd Alert, starting at 9 p.m.

Contact Scott Kauffmann at kauffmann1987@gmail.com.

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