D.P. releases new album, performs Friday at High Dive

Gainesville’s D.P. performs an album-release show for his new CD, “While We’re Still Young,” on Friday at High Dive.

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Published: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 11:02 a.m.

Danny Perez, better known as D.P., has picked up where your precious Uncle Cracker left off and melded his particular blend of hip-hop with straight-up country in his new singles, “Make It On My Own” and “Downtown,” from his latest album, “While We’re Still Young.”

The songs are upbeat, catchy and weird, but in a refreshingly good way. Mr. Perez hasn’t changed his style though, he’s just expanded on it, finally finding a completely new voice in an increasingly narcissistic and arguably overly sexualized genre. Danny, on behalf of people with ears, thank you for making music with heart.

You can check out his album-release performance on Friday with special guests Marley The Messenger & DJ Robzilla, The High Bohemians and False Flag at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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For fans of beautiful melodies and driving rhythms, do yourself a favor and check out Orlando’s RoadKill Ghost Choir along with local favorites FlatLand, Kelsi Candelaria and Ill Bones tonight at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Local country sensation Jamie Davis performs with a full band on Saturday along with Aaron Taylor at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Ich bin ein Berliner, or rather, Sookee from Berlin. That’s right, the solo rapper from Germany will perform at The Atlantic along with local hip-hop up-and-comers MSNRA and personal favorite Euglossine on Tuesday, starting at 10 p.m.

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Folk-punk enthusiast Austin Lucas performs with local alt-country legends Snakehealers and John Moreland on Wednesday at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

Contact Scott Kauffmann at kauffmann1987@gmail.com.

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