The Slims perform album-release show Friday at Loosey’s

The Slims, with singer/songwriters Collin Whitlock, left, and Travis Atria, along with drummer Chris Chaires and Travis Martin, not pictured, will perform an album-release show on Friday at Loosey’s.

Courtesy of The Slims
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:59 a.m.

What band has the best new album in town? The answer is pretty simple: The Slims. Yeah, that’s right, The Slims has created possibly the moodiest, funkiest and certainly the most soulful album in all of Gainesville musicdom, and it’s ready for your open ears and undivided attention.

Though the album is new and suggestively titled “Slow Poke,” the faces of The Slims are no strangers to the Gainesville scene, with singer/songwriters Collin Whitlock (of Dark Horse and Shoddy Beatles fame) and Travis Atria (Morningbell, Shoddy Beatles) and a rhythm section that any serious local music fan could pick out of a lineup, drummer Chris Chaires (Bang Bang Boom) and bassist Travis Martin (also of “the boom”).

Do yourselves a huge favor and check these fellas out in Friday’s album-release show for the highly anticipated new album at Loosey’s along with local indie-rock favorites Morningbell, starting at 10 p.m.

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If you want to hear the silkiest music from the sweetest guy, look no further than Friday’s Ricky Kendall and Friends performance, with special guests The Ones To Blame and The Savants of Soul at The Wooly, starting at 8 p.m.

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Wild Child, the indie folk-pop band from Austin, Texas, stops in town Friday with Orlando piano-pop singer/songwriter Luke Davids and opening act Tepu at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Mars Pub hosts quite the cover-band lineup Saturday with Beastie Boys cover-band The Sounds of Science, a Talking Heads cover band and Birthday Pony (Fugazi!), starting at 9 p.m.

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Local label/creative haven Elestial Sound hosts a catered showcase at its downtown headquarters, 1123 SE Fourth St., with local jazz-funk legend Levek, reverb-worshippers The Dewars, one-man-dance-band Ghost Fields and Jazz Prison on Saturday, starting at 8 p.m.

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Speaking of one-man-bands, swamp-rocker Ben Prestage performs with Loyal Revival, Hannah Harber and Tristan Harvey on Sunday at High Dive, starting at 7 p.m.

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Local band ReggaeRockus performs with a group of the same persuasion, The Irie Ones, on Wednesday at The Jam, starting at 10 p.m.

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