The Takers reunite for one show at Loosey’s

The former band The Takers, with Devon Stuart shown here at 2010 Fest, reunites for a show Friday.

Courtesy of Nicole C. Kibert
Published: Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:24 a.m.

They might be called The Takers, but they sure do give out a heavy dose of rock ’n’ roll. The Takers aren’t actually a band anymore, but you’d recognize every one of its six members as Gainesville staples, with its members being in Whiskey & Co., Snakehealers and Adult Boy Thunderband. Singer-songwriter Devon Stuart’s pensive and clever lyrics mingle meaningfully with the “outlaw”/rock heart of the band.

But they’re not around anymore, so why should you care? Luckily for you and your friends, The Takers are reuniting for one night on Friday at Loosey’s, where they’ll perform along with Bradenton’s Have Gun Will Travel and Matt Woods, from Knoxville, Tenn., starting at 9 p.m.

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Orlando hip-hop enthusiast Caskey performs tonight along with Trayne, Alonzo, Disco & Gregg and Scer at High Dive, starting at 8 p.m.

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Visual artist Roger Beebe will present some rare footage as a backdrop to the sweet sounds of local indie-rockers Holopaw and Ghostfields on Friday at The Wooly, starting at 9 p.m.

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1982 Bar hosts a free show Friday with performances by The Tantras, Bo Coker, Houdini’s Liquor Cabinet, and Jake Calhoun and The Chasers, starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Melanie Martinez, from TV’s “The Voice,” will head on down to High Dive on Friday and perform with Kelsi Candelaria, Victor Florence and Samuel Sanders, starting at 8 p.m.

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Local rock ’n’ rollers Devon Stuart’s Snakehealers will perform with The Hard Luck Society and Lance Howell on Saturday at The Atlantic, starting at 10 p.m.

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