Sunday, February 11, 2018

New downtown music venue Odd Jobs officially launches with UV-TV, Tingy Thick and Wet Nurse

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  • Jen Cray
  • UV-TV at Odd Jobs
THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND
UV-TV, Tingy Thick and Wet Nurse, Odd Jobs, Jan. 9

New downtown music venue Odd Jobs – the sister club to Blackstar and the most intimate of the fleet of new venues in the Firestone complex – is now in the mix with this first official show. While Blackstar is positioned to go head to head with the big shows at prime-time concert clubs like the Social and Will’s Pub, the scale and scope of Odd Jobs are geared more for street-level scene action like the smaller shows at Will’s and perhaps now Soundbar.
click to enlarge Tingy Thick at Odd Jobs - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Tingy Thick at Odd Jobs
click to enlarge Odd Jobs - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Odd Jobs
I got a glimpse of it in swing at a pre-New Year’s party, but this free show was the first time seeing how Odd Jobs will truly work and feel. It’s definitely got more of a club pulse than a bar ambiance, with the production that entails.
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  • Jen Cray
  • Tingy Thick at Odd Jobs
Once the lights get firing, there’s an undeniable sense of event in effect. And the sound system is powerful, warm and professional.
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  • Jen Cray
  • UV-TV at Odd Jobs
Supporting hometown heroes Wet Nurse was an exceptional Floridian lineup. Of particular note were UV-TV, a Gainesville band that’s been coming on with some heavy underground buzz, enough hot word of mouth to be catching the attention of some influential ears.
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  • Jen Cray
  • UV-TV at Odd Jobs
The turf they’ve staked is a taut web that taps the nervy throttle of punk, the dark dimension of post-punk and some noisy Mary Chain squall. It’s Psychocandy punk that’s propelled by perpetual urgency and is exciting enough to certify UV-TV as one of Florida’s next potential It bands.
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  • Jen Cray
  • UV-TV at Odd Jobs
click to enlarge UV-TV at Odd Jobs - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • UV-TV at Odd Jobs
But openers Tingy Thick were themselves a great discovery. On record, they ride a hypnotic beach vibe throbbing with some sunny, left-field Afropop threads. Live, their music is even more difficult to reduce, moving and breathing like something much more curious, psychedelic and adventurous.
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  • Jen Cray
  • Tingy Thick at Odd Jobs
With two guitarists and a bassist playing on top of beats in incredibly dynamic patterns, they weave voyaging tapestries from the edge where exotic meets otherworldly. It’s outsider indie music and it’s a sound that’s intriguing and original.
click to enlarge Tingy Thick at Odd Jobs - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Tingy Thick at Odd Jobs
click to enlarge Tingy Thick at Odd Jobs - JEN CRAY
  • Jen Cray
  • Tingy Thick at Odd Jobs
Christened with a quality lineup and a healthy crowd, Odd Jobs is off to an auspicious start.

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