Hundred Waters brings their lush sounds to The Wooly Friday

Gainesville’s Hundred Waters brings its ethereal sound and love-it-or-not approach to The Wooly on Friday.

Courtesy of Hundred Waters
Published: Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6:25 p.m.

A few people in my lifetime have told me that if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it at all. What if what you have to say isn’t nice or bad, but just kind of ... there? That pretty much sums up Hundred Waters. Sure, major magazines and music critics around the country have praised their “lush and unapologetic” sound for over a year now, which is all well and good for an intellectual argument on the technicality of music, but where does that put you, the listener? I could sit here and wax philosophic for the better part of this column, and never even touch on why some people like Hundred Waters and others despise them; that’s not for me to say. What I am saying is Hundred Waters is a band that makes the music that they want to make, however beautiful or meaningless it might be to anyone else.

They are not the kind of band that should be bought and sold as something extraordinary, but rather introduced as the artistic expression they desire to be, and left for you, the listener, to decide if it’s something worth being excited about.

You can make that decision on Friday, when the band plays with Canadian experimental pop all-stars Braids, local beat-maker and would-be Miami Vice composer Kodak to Graph and experimental pop-soloist Peace Arrow at The Wooly, starting at 8 p.m.

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The Savannah, Ga., reggae-rock quartet Passafire joins Minnesotan reggae band Ballyhoo!, Jacksonville’s pop-reggae four-peice Sidereal and Jacksonville reggae-roots rockers Prime Trees tonight at High Dive, starting at 8 p.m.

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Gainesville’s favorite Tom Petty Cover band, Heavy Petty, performs with a special appearance by Big Shoals, covering all of Van Morrison’s “Moondance,” on Friday at Loosey’s, starting at 9 p.m.

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Hot off their opening gig for Gainesville legends Less Than Jake, Houdini’s Liquor Cabinet will perform during a free floor show at High Dive, with their special guests, local alt-emo rockers Edmonton, local pop-punk quartet You Vandal and Seed Memory, starting at 9 p.m.

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