Dear & Glorious Physician brings classic alt-rock sound to The Atlantic

The St. Petersburg post-punk band Permanent Makeup will perform with Dear & Glorious Physician and others on Saturday at The Atlantic.

Courtesy of Permanent Makeup
Published: Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 12:21 p.m.

Picture a band that has driving beats, thumping bass, well-placed guitar riffs and interesting, aggressive vocals. Now think about how refreshing that kind of band can be; a classic alt-rock sound in a digital era. That’s where Dear & Glorious Physician comes in. They’re surprisingly local, and are on a pretty awesome label from Tampa, so why haven’t you heard of them? They aren’t around anymore. That’s why. This is a travesty; they made an incredible record almost seven years ago, then broke up. But thankfully for you and all of your like-minded friends, they’re playing a reunion show this week, so I suggest you check them out, if only just to listen to some pulsating indie-rock and shake the cobwebs of Miley Cyrus out of your ears.

They perform Saturday along with St. Petersburg post-punkers Permanent Makeup, locals The Routines and Aleutian Low at The Atlantic, starting at 9 p.m.

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Some new bands brought to you by your favorite local bands are playing a freebie on Friday, including up-and-comers Dirty Spoon (a member of Far Away Planes), Rhodes Island (members of Heart Prevails) and The Rebel & The Anchor (members of Paint Me Irrational and Rocket Summer), on the floor at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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If you need to get (slightly) out of town this weekend, look no further than the Cooperation Festival at the Swallowtail Farm in Alachua, which features local indie-rockers Holopaw, local hip-hoppers MSNRA, instrumental-genius trio Euglossine, angel-voiced Ricky Kendall & The Healers and Gainesville’s favorite alt-country quintet, Nook & Cranny, on Saturday starting at 2 p.m.

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Californian punk legends Swingin’ Utters are heading our way, with opening acts Post Teens and Blacklist Royals on Tuesday at Loosey’s, starting at 8 p.m.

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Experimental punk rocker ala Violent Femmes, If Not I Than Who Then, performs with local quartet Wax Wings featuring members of Dirty Fist!, local ladies GUTS and Ellen Degenerate on Wednesday at Display Gallery starting at 9 p.m.

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