Saturday night at the High Dive, audiences danced to the sound of local Gainesville band, Gritt, and Stop Light Observations, a band from Charleston, South Carolina.
Although the venue was not packed, those who attended were nothing short but energetic. Many danced as though they were at a dance club instead of a rock concert.
Gritt performed first. They were critically received by the audience.
Most of the songs the band performed were originals. They did, however, performed covers of Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues” and Jet’s “Are You Gonna Be My Girl.”
Much of their original music had an edge of country with a sprinkle of rock-n-roll anger.
After taking a moment to set up, Stop Light Observations went after.
With a service dog playing on the middle of the stage, the band went on to play original songs with southern influences.
Though, unlike Gritt, the band held a more soft, folksy sound instead of the strong southern rock that boarder lined on country music. Though they do have one song titled “Leroy” allows listeners to rock out to the strums of a banjo.
The band also performed covers of Radiohead’s “Creep” and M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes.”
The night was well and everyone at the venue enjoyed themselves.
Both the Stop Light Observations and Gritt can be found on Spotify. They are also available to listen on Soundcloud at https://soundcloud.com/grittunes and https://soundcloud.com/stoplightobservations.
They are also available for purchase on ITunes.