Feb
9
to Feb 10

FRI 2.09 - Changeville Presents: Gainesville Showcase at The Wooly - 9pm

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Changeville Presents A Gainesville-Focused Showcase at The Wooly!
Friday, February 9
Doors 9 / Show 9:45
Tickets are $6 adv / $8 dos or Free with Changeville multi venue pass

Tickets are available at www.changeville.us!

Lineup:
Wester Joseph's Stereo Vudu
Aquanova
In Bed By Ten
Sooza
Marley The Messenger & DJ Robzilla

Changeville (presented by UF's frank gathering) brings together artists and innovators from all over the world to collaborate. The festival features music, comedy, film, virtual reality and more!
For more information visit: http://changeville.us/
For more information on frank visit: http://frank.jou.ufl.edu/

Special thanks to Changeville sponsors:
Feathr
WMBT 90.1fm The Beat
SCAD Media, LLC
Visit Gainesville / Alachua County, FL
Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate

This activity has been funded in part by a Tourist Development Tax Grant from the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners in conjunction with the Alachua County Tourist Development Council.

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Feb
23
to Feb 24

FRI 2.23 - KRS ONE Live at The Wooly - 9pm

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Motorbreath Presents:
Friday, February 23rd
Krs One 
Live at The Wooly!
+ more TBA
Doors at 9pm
$25 (18+ only)

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HIP HOP ICON Lawrence Krisna Parker is better known by his stage names KRS-One (an acronym for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone), and Teacha.

At the 2008 BET Awards, KRS-One was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for all his work and effort towards the Stop the Violence Movement as well as the overall pioneering of hip hop music and culture.

Lawrence Parker was born in Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York during the summer of 1965. Parker left home at 16 to become an MC, coming to live at a homeless shelter in the South Bronx where he was dubbed Krishna by residents because of his interest in the Hare Krishna spirituality of some of the antipoverty workers. By the time he met youth counselor Scott Sterling, he was also writing graffiti as KRS-One (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone). Together he and Sterling, a.k.a. DJ Scott La Rock eventually created Boogie Down Productions, releasing their debut album, Criminal Minded, in 1987. KRS-One has been a vegetarian since his youth.

KRS One the lyrical legend drops his new 2017 album 'The World Is Mind'. KRS One brings that Boom Bap back, with tracks like; 'Raw BEAT' and the graffiti tribute 'Out for Fame'. In addition KRS One celebrates the South African clique langue on 'Keep It Clicking' and shares ancient wisdom on the title track 'The World Is Mind'. This is another banger from the Hip Hop legend.

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Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

SAT 2.24 - AJJ, Shellshag, John Hays - 8pm

Saturday, Feb 24 Motorbreath GVL Presents: AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) Shellshag John Hays 8pm / $15 / 18+ unless legal guardian is present. The Wooly: 20 N Main Street, Downtown Gainesville Tickets will be available Friday, Jan 12th at 10am Buy Tickets Check out www.thetophub.com for lots of exciting events happening in downtown Gainesville

Saturday, Feb 24
Motorbreath GVL Presents:
AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad)
Shellshag
John Hays
8pm / $15 / 18+ unless legal guardian is present.

The Wooly: 20 N Main Street, Downtown Gainesville

Tickets will be available Friday, Jan 12th at 10am

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Apr
24
to Apr 25

TUES 4.24 - The Soft Moon & Boy Harsher - 9pm

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Tuesday, April 24th

Motorbreath Presents:

The Soft Moon

Boy Harsher

 

Doors at 9pm

$12adv/$14dos

Tickets available online Friday, December 1 at 10am

Arrow's Aim Records & Hear Again Records will have limited hard tickets in the next two weeks.

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‘Criminal’, The Soft Moon's fourth studio album, is a confessional work. Through the stark lens of shame and guilt that has followed Luis Vasquez since a violent childhood growing up within the humming ambient sprawl of 80s Mojave Desert, here he documents the gut-wrenching sound of going to war with himself. Battling with his own sanity, self-hatred, insecurity, self-entitlement and grappling with the risk of these things transforming him into a person he despises, Vasquez has laid his feelings bare with this: his confession and most self-reflective work to date. “Guilt is my biggest demon and has been following me since childhood. Everything I do strengthens the narrative that I am guilty” Vasquez reflects. “The concept of ‘Criminal’ is a desperate attempt to find relief by both confessing to my wrongdoings and by blaming others for their wrongdoings that have affected me.”‘Criminal’ marks a striking and important chapter in his self-exploration, both artistically and emotionally. As a young musician living in Oakland, Vasquez began to try and process the narrative of his difficult upbringing veiled through musical exploration. Taking krautrock's motorik beats and Post-Punk deconstructions and honing them into a hushed percussive incantation, The Soft Moon's self-titled debut album took shape. The album was released in late 2010 by Captured Tracks and was praised by critics and emulated by contemporaries. In 2012 the apocalyptic conceptual work of Zeros emerged, shortly followed by Vasquez moving to Venice, Italy in 2013, acting as a catalyst for 2014’s release, Deeper. While previous albums were primarily instrumental records, where Vasquez’s voice was diffused amidst the music as another instrument, Deepermarked the beginning of a new musical direction where vocals and lyrics became something more than a mere presence. Deeper was a descent into the womb of childhood trauma, anxiety and fear, and although Vasquez survived this dark exploration of himself, he did not return alone. Working once more with Maurizio Baggio, who produced Deeper, at La Distilleria in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, ‘Criminal’ sees Vasquez further explore putting his lyrics at the forefront and letting his raw emotions flow. The album begins with a confrontation with his true self through the torrid bass lines and searing vocals of “Burn”; a song evoking a loss of control akin to demonic possession, stating: "Eyes, reflecting the person that I am, and it burns". In this track Vasquez's guilt bores deeper and deeper into a condemnation that ultimately is: "Fire, hell is where I'll go to live, so I burn”.“Burn” is followed by the caustic bass, mechanized rhythms, and numbing emulsions of “Choke,” a song about the amplifying and anesthetizing effect of cocaine, a drug whose darker side Vasquez is not unfamiliar with. The next track “Give Something” is a subterranean love song from the deepest depths, with harrowingly despondent lyrics, seeking hope in a sea of shame. The album continues its thematic inner conflict in the Industrial/EBM percussion and distorted high attack bass of “Like a Father”, a song reflecting Vasquez's anger towards the father that abandoned him. “This head is a problem/You're the ghost of my problem/Something's got to give”pleads Vasquez as revving guitars invoke chainsaws before the song’s final lines search for closure: to kill the father within himself. The album closes with title track “Criminal”; a despondent resignation to guilt; bereft, broken, and bruised, with lyrics that confess: “It's the way I cross the line, it's the way I open, it's the way to my decline, it's the way I'm broken”. The song, like the album itself, is Vasquez's way of holding himself accountable and seeking redemption for the abuse he inflicts on himself, and acknowledges roots in the abuse which, inflicted upon him as a child, broke him.‘Criminal’ will be released on February 2nd 2018 with a new home on New York label Sacred Bones.

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

CIFAE's Fall Masquerade Ball

You are cordially invited to CIFAE's first ever Fall Masquerade Ball!
Join us for an evening of dancing, drinks, and an all-around great time- all in support of the Asian elephant.There will be raffles, photo props, free masks (while supplies last), light refreshments, and much more! 

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Oct
13
6:00 PM18:00

Freaky Friday Dinner Party with The Wooly and Guts & Glory GNV

Come enjoy dinner and a show at The Wooly Featuring Guts & Glory GNV! Tickets are only for sale online at: http://woolydinnerparty.bpt.me/ It's Friday the 13th so we are getting spooky with our food and entertainment. Dinner served buffet style Hor D'oeuvres: Brie, crackers, salami and grapes Deviled eggs Black bean hummus and pita Entree/Sides: Fried chicken Mushroom and spinach ravioli Vegan stuffed peppers Vegan spicy roasted cauliflower Sweet potato fries Garlic butter/bread Dessert: "Bobbing" for Caramel apples Vegan spooky cupcakes Your ticket includes a drink. Servers will be available to take your drink orders throughout the night. Guts & Glory GNV will present a special Friday the 13th/Halloween version of their Pants on Fire series! 21+ only Friday, 13 October 2017 at 6pm 6-7pm - cocktail social hour 7pm - food served at buffet for guests 7:30pm - show starts Limited tickets available, so get yours now!

Come enjoy dinner and a show at The Wooly

Featuring Guts & Glory GNV!

Tickets are only for sale online at: http://woolydinnerparty.bpt.me/

It's Friday the 13th so we are getting spooky with our food and entertainment.

Dinner served buffet style

Hor D'oeuvres:
Brie, crackers, salami and grapes
Deviled eggs
Black bean hummus and pita

Entree/Sides:
Fried chicken
Mushroom and spinach ravioli
Vegan stuffed peppers
Vegan spicy roasted cauliflower
Sweet potato fries
Garlic butter/bread

Dessert:
"Bobbing" for Caramel apples
Vegan spooky cupcakes

Your ticket includes a drink. Servers will be available to take your drink orders throughout the night.

Guts & Glory GNV will present a special Friday the 13th/Halloween version of their Pants on Fire series!

21+ only

Friday, 13 October 2017 at 6pm
6-7pm - cocktail social hour
7pm - food served at buffet for guests
7:30pm - show starts

Limited tickets available, so get yours now!

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Oct
8
8:00 PM20:00

The Legendary Shack Shakers, Bloodshot Bill

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Motorbreath Presents:
Sunday, October 8th
Legendary Shack Shakers
Bloodshot BILL

at The Wooly
Doors at 8pm
$10adv/$13 at the door
18+ only

The Legendary Shack Shakers’ hell-for-leather roadshow has earned quite a name for itself with its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, dangerous, and fun. Led by their charismatic, rail-thin frontman and blues-harpist JD Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.

After taking more than a year off to work on other projects (including JD Wilkes's book "Barn Dances & Jamborees Across Kentucky"), the band is re-mobilizing in the fall of 2014 much to the excitement of many a Shack Shaker fanatic. Despite the group’s time off, their reputation for intensity has stuck with them. On stage, JD has been compared to the likes of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Nashville Scene named Wilkes “the best frontman in Nashville” in 2002, while former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra has called JD “the last great Rock and Roll frontman.” Having joined the band in early 2012, garage blues guitar player Rod Hamdallah--who also lends his prowess to Wilkes's side project ‘JD Wilkes and the Dirt Daubers'--is back in the Shack Shakers’ lineup. The rhythm section is rounded out with Brett Whitacre on drums and Mark Robertson thumping out the upright bass.

Although not legendary upon being named, the band has grown into its reputation the last several years due to their heavy tour schedule, six critically acclaimed studio albums, and songs that have been featured on television shows such as HBO’s True Blood. Past tour mates and fans include Reverend Horton Heat, Rancid, The Black Keys, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, and Hank Williams III. Robert Plant is also a noted Legendary Shack Shakers fan, and picked the band to open for him on his 2005 tour of Europe. Plant named the band's third album Believe as one of his favorite records of 2005. The list of esteemed admirers goes on to include horror novelist Stephen King, who listed “CB Song” as among his iPod’s Top Five in a 2008 Entertainment Weekly article. Such a wealth of devoted fans over the years has only added to the mystique that the Legendary Shack Shakers possess, carrying them down the road toward new creative pursuits and barn-shaking tunes. 
 

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Arrow's Aim Records & Hear Again Records

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Sep
23
7:00 PM19:00

Jawbreaker - Don't Break Down Documentary at The Wooly

Saturday, September 23rd Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker Later this summer, Jawbreaker will reunite for their first show in 21 years at Chicago’s Riot Fest, and that reunion will be preceded by a documentary about the band called Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker, which was directed by Tim Irwin and Keith Schieron (who also made the Minutemen doc We Jam Econo) and has been in the works for over a decade.  Doors at 7pm, showing at 7:30pm $8 in advance and at the door

Saturday, September 23rd

Don't Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker

Later this summer, Jawbreaker will reunite for their first show in 21 years at Chicago’s Riot Fest, and that reunion will be preceded by a documentary about the band called Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker, which was directed by Tim Irwin and Keith Schieron (who also made the Minutemen doc We Jam Econo) and has been in the works for over a decade. 

Doors at 7pm, showing at 7:30pm
$8 in advance and at the door

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Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

AIGA Gainesville presents Aaron Draplin "Pretty Much Everything"

Print’s not dead! Let this talk be proof. From the contracts to the scheming, from the pagination to the design, from the tears to the nightmares…Aaron Draplin shares the entire story behind Draplin Design Co.'s newest book Pretty Much Everything. Yes, the book has typos – and so does life. Hear Aaron speak about what it’s like to cram your whole half-wit career into 256 pages. The entire presentation is dipped in Pantone Orange 021!

RSVP right here

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Apr
2
11:00 AM11:00

The Wooly Craft Faire

The Wooly Craft Faire will be hosting local artists and shops
Sunday, April 2, 2017. 
Booths will feature handmade crafts and vintage items. Free admission for all. During the Spring Arts Festival inside The Wooly. A/C & Bar! 

If interested in a booth please contact woolymakerfaire@gmail.com.
FREE for all vendors. Sign up ASAP to reserve booths. Limited Spots. Tables and chairs provided

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Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

Gainesville Record Fair

Arrow's Aim Records Presents:

Gainesville Record Fair at The Wooly

Our 5th record fair! The biggest one yet!!

35 tables of used and new vinyl, CDs, cassettes, posters, and music memorabilia. Dealers from FL and GA will be bringing you the best they got, from 50 cent budget bins up to super rare and collectible records.

Admission to the record fair is FREE from 11am-4pm, and costs $5 for early birds from 9am-11am. Ya gotta pay for first dibs!!

There is limited table space available, so if you would like to sell at the Fair, please call Arrow's Aim Records from 12-8 at 352-371-2121. Table space must be paid for in advance, or your table will not be reserved.

 

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Mar
2
to Mar 3

The Fritz, Locochino, Age of Funk

The Fritz at The Wooly

w/ Special Guests Locochino + Age Of Funk

3/2 | 9:00 PM | $10 / $13

THE FRITZ IS LIVE ROCK.
THE FRITZ IS LIVE FUNK.
THE FRITZ IS LIVE MUSIC.
After five years of traveling the East Coast and steadily building a reputation as a live act not to be missed, Asheville music ambassadors, The Fritz, played a strong year of sets showing thousands of new fans what throngs of Southeastern music lovers have known for years: The Fritz likes to get funky. As much as they take their funk seriously, the band takes it’s rock-honed songwriting just as seriously, but the well crafted song is not the only final product in the live forum. Individually, the members of The Fritz are masters of improvisation, carefully weaving their personality into each performance.
While the music may range from hard driving soul to progressive rock, a common thread of The Fritz’s passionate energy reigns true in each show. Whether live or in the studio, the band creates an energetic dance party every time. Their 2013 release, Bootstrap, released positive acclaim around the region. The Fritz brought several unforgettable performances to festivals all over the East Coast. As 2016 rounds to a close, the boys are preparing to enter the studio to record a new album with the help of Dave Brandwein (Turkuaz, The London Souls, Zongo Junction). The Fritz looks forward to a great year in 2017, as they continue to spread the good Fritz gospel of intoxicating live music.

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Feb
18
to Feb 19

Umoja Orchestra & Morningbell Reunion Show

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Saturday, February 18th 2017

We are thrilled to announce
The Umoja Orchestra and Morningbell Reunion

Umoja Orchestra is a Gainesville, FL-based band whose music incorporates elements from afrobeat, jazz, funk, afro-cuban as well as traditional African, Caribbean and South American styles like salsa and merengue. The band's instrumentation is modeled closely to bands such as Fela Kuti's Africa 70 and the Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra.

Umoja Orchestra was, and still is, a strong presence in the Gainesville music scene and is ever-growing. It is especially known for its energetic, crowd-pleasing, and dance-oriented live performances, usually selling out local venues and putting on spectacular shows. They have gone on three national tours, mostly through the East Coast, but as far as Texas. The name "Umoja" comes from the Swahili word for "unity".

Morningbell is Gainesville Florida's own melodic, multi-layered, psychedelic rock quartet. The band has rooted themselves as a well established tradition in the Florida Music Scene and beyond, touring the Eastern United States. Morningbell has been critically acclaimed and featured in Bonnaroo, MTV's The Real World Sydney, Blender Magazine, Pitchforkmedia.com, The Washington Post, and Americana UK. The bands music stands up best behind their captivating live performances. Armed with an arsenal of low budge lighting effects, Morningbell not only causes the stage to erupt with sound, but with their trademarked 100 dollar light show as well.

$8 adv/$10 dos (18+ only)

We will have limited tickets available at Arrow's Aim Records and Hear Again Music.

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Jan
28
to Jan 29

4th Annual Roe v Wade Anniversary Show and NWL Benefit

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  

Plan to join National Women's Liberation (nationalwomensliberation.org) in an epic celebration of the power of organizing by celebrating the 44th anniversary of Roe V Wade with bands, local community groups, guerilla theatre, and a fortune teller.  

Doors: 7pm
Bands: 8:00
Cost: $5-$15 donation
Music by The Howleez, Bite Marks, The Ones to Blame, Endless Pools, and more!

Our right to reproductive justice has been consistently under attack ever since the Roe V Wade descision. Many believe it was solely this decision (via the Supreme Court) that gave us the right to abortion in the US when in reality it was the years of struggle and organizing and bold demands by ordinary people that won us the right to abortion. Women have never been gifted their rights by a benevolent government. Our rights are won my a movement of work that is powerful and effective.

Come learn more about the continued struggle for abortion, birth control rights, and reproductive justice, enjoy some great music, get your fortune told, and financially support the movement!

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