MSNRA’s Tristan Whitehill goes solo as Euglossine


The indie/hip-hop group MSNRA will perform Friday at High Dive. Member Tristan Whitehill also will perform a solo set as Euglossine.

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Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 4:37 p.m.

The word Euglossine is French for “talented Gainesville producer” or something like that. Truthfully though, this moniker belongs to one of the most talented people in town, if not the region. Producer/instrumentalist Tristan Whitehill is the sole member, and it’s pretty evident after hearing his music for a few seconds that this is a performer who performs extremely well by himself.

His instant local-classic, “Feedback Jewelry,” is just one of many impressive instrumental electronic jams that has won over listeners. Whitehill’s songs are lush enough with synthesizers and beats to make Kanye West feel inadequate; there seems to be nothing that can stop this multi-instrumentalist from making good music. For fans of Nintendo and ’80s pop, this is a “band” that gets a 10 out of 5 from this writer, so check him out.

He’ll perform along with local hip-hop sensations MSNRA (of which he also is a member), St. Augustine’s premier futurist, Lady Dug; and DJ Where U At on Friday at High Dive, starting at 8 p.m.

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Head down to Loosey’s also on Friday to witness a performance by one of the best rock ’n’ roll bands in town, Snakehealers, starting at 9 p.m.

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Dutch DJ, producer and part-time “booty clapper” Kill Frenzy performs with special guests Mark Starr and Durante at Simon’s, 8 S. Main St., on Friday, at 10 p.m.

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Tallahassee post-pop punks Look Mexico perform along with St. Petersburg’s Alexander the Grapes, San Antonio’s Jonah Vin and Gainesville’s Send Away Stranger on Sunday at Loosey’s, starting at 7 p.m.

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And on Tuesday, join locals The Savants of Soul and Orlando’s Fat Night during at The Atlantic’s Token Tuesday Special night, starting at 10 p.m.

Contact Scott at kauffmann1987@gmail.com.

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