J.P. Wright brings his ‘mood music’ to The Atlantic


J.P. Wright of Ghost Fields will perform Monday at The Atlantic with M-S-N-R-A, Dead Baroque and Lady Dug.

Courtesy of Ghost Fields
Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 1:21 p.m.

If there was anyone in Gainesville that could blow the mind of a 1980s sci-fi movie-score composer, it obviously would be J.P. Wright of Ghost Fields. Get a computer, find “Blade Runner” streaming (legally, of course), mute the audio and play Ghost Fields’ “Lovecraft” on a loop, and you’ll achieve total enlightenment. Well, maybe not, but you’ll be impressed with how well the two go together. It’s like playing “Dark Side of the Moon” with “The Wizard of Oz” or “OK Computer” to “Dungeons and Dragons.” It just works. It’s “mood music” to the fullest extent of the term, but it’s the perfect mood music for the right mood. If you’re feeling a little low-key, but still want to be out and about with a bunch of other like-minded people, you should definitely check him out.

You can do just that Monday along with local hip-hop up-and-comers M-S-N-R-A, Dead Baroque and Lady Dug at The Atlantic, starting at 9 p.m.

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If ethereal isn’t your cup o’ Joe, perhaps High Dive’s second-anniversary show, featuring the regionally famous and nationally respected Col. Bruce Hampton along with locals Captain Lovely, will be tonight, starting at 9 p.m.

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For a decidedly kooky evening, head on down to the Broken Shelves bookstore for performances by James Wesson, T.C. Hinson, Shena Groger and Yocheved Zenaida-Cohen on Friday, starting at 7 p.m.

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The Supervillains are in town, and if you know who they are, make your own call on whether or not it’s worth seeing them. If you aren’t aware of who they are, don’t worry about it. They’ll be performing with local swamp-rockers Ol Gumbo, Trial by Stone and Pompeii at High Dive on Friday, starting at 8 p.m.

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Ricky Kendall hypnotizes audience members with his smooth voice and good looks, and on Friday he’ll do it with local bluegrass quintet Nook & Cranny along with Beartoe and Wild Shiners at The Atlantic, starting at 9 p.m.

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The Shoddy Beatles are back from vacationing with the Maharaja in South Florida and they’re ready to rock your proverbial face off, along with the sweet musical stylings of Michael Claytor on Saturday at Loosey’s, starting at 9 p.m.

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If you like food, trucks and good music, head on down to High Dive for the Gainesville Food Truck Rally. Go for the food but stay for the music because Orlando’s best and brightest Southern-gospel alt-rockers, Thomas Wynn & The Believers, perform along with Company Man and Maybel Flannery on Saturday, starting at 5 p.m.

Contact Scott Kauffmann at kauffmann1987@gmail.com.

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