Flat Land brings diverse sounds to The Jam tonight

The Gainesville band Flat Land performs tonight at The Jam in a show also featuring The Heavy Pets from Hollywood, Fla.

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Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:26 a.m.

One of the most talented groups of people lives right here among us. Their name is Flat Land, and you better believe they’ve got the melody, grooves and attitude to give you a great evening of music. Tastefully jammy, these folks fuse the right amount of funk with rock and use every other genre to fill in the blanks, making them one of the most diverse bands in Gainesville.

They’re not new, but every time you see Flat Land, you experience something different, something fun and refreshing. They work hard at their sound, and it shows.

Your next opportunity to see them perform is tonight, when they take the stage along with South Florida’s dark-funk pop quintet The Heavy Pets at The Jam, starting at 9 p.m.

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The Portland, Ore., lo-fi trio, The Thermals, perform with the South Florida surf-rock duo Beach Day and local indie-rockers Edmonton tonight at High Dive, starting at 9 p.m.

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Washington, D.C., singer/songwriter and remixer Alvin Risk performs Friday, at Simon’s downtown, starting at 9 p.m.

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Hip-hop rockers HED PE perform with Kings of Awesome, Righteous Vendetta, Feed a Lion a Feline and All In on Friday at High Dive, starting at 8 p.m.

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The Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally will feature acoustic performances by H.R. Gertner, Rob Coe, Tristan Harvey, Michael O’Meara, Chuck Martin and Bill Martino on Saturday at High Dive, starting at 5 p.m.

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Psychedelic-rock trio Pontiak, also from Washington, D.C., perform with Guardian Alien, local heavy-instrumentalists Alma and stoner-rockers Chill Wizard on Monday at The Atlantic, starting at 9 p.m.

Contact Scott Kauffmann at kauffmann1987@gmail.com.

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