Gainesville superband Brewster Baker returns

The Brooklyn, N.Y., indie-punk group So So Glos performs tonight at High Dive in a performance also featuring Flashlights and Waylon Thornton & The Heavy Hands.

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Published: Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:47 a.m.

The illustrious Brewster Baker is having a long overdue comeback from a year's long hiatus, and life as we know it will get just a little better because of it. Now, understand that this is a rock 'n' roll Gainesville superband, but keep in mind, they're not trendy or pretentious. Their songs are real songs and great ones at that.

You might be thinking “Who is this band?” and “Why should I care?” which are great questions, and hopefully you'll go find out for yourself. But in case you don't, here's a little background for you: Mr. Collin Whitlock (of Shoddy Beatles and The Slims fame) handles piano and co-lead singer duties along with his counterpart, the incomparable singer/songwriter Devon Stuart; Chris “Chillman” Hillman, also of Shoddy Beatles and Deputy fame; and Robbie “Robo-cop” Carroll handling lead guitars; with Mr. Gainesville himself, Michael Claytor, on drums; and Mitch Soule on bass rounding out the rhythm section. With a lineup like that, how could you go wrong?

You can't. Go see them play their triumphant return Friday along with local favorites Flat Land and Benny Cannon & Friends, at Loosey's starting at 9 p.m.

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The Brooklyn indie-punk quartet, So So Glos, are about to find out what we Floridians call punk, with Waylon Thornton & The Heavy Hands, Titusville's Flashlights and Witch T--- tonight at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Also at High Dive, Funks INC. performs Friday with Shermy D., Trill Cut, TR33 Branch & Raymo as well as I.VEE, starting at 9 p.m.

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The regionally recognized jam-band, The Mantras, performs Friday with Jacksonville's Lucky Costello at The Jam, starting at 9 p.m.

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Head over to The Atlantic on Saturday for some live hip-hop featuring The High Bohemians, False Flag, Clif-Werd The Savvy Hooligan, PSD and The Levitations with DJ Robzilla hosting the whole thing, starting at 9 p.m.

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