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GASPARILLA MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017: FIVE BANDS TO KNOW (IF YOU ALREADY DON’T)

Most fans already know the headliners – Ryan Adams, Cage The Elephant, Ghostface Killah – and some of the supporting acts including those who love to visit Florida often: Moon Taxi, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Los Amigos Invisibles. However, Gasparilla always curates a genre-diverse roster that features both local and left-field bands, sure to enrich the two-day celebration of art and creativity.

Bears and Lions

Falling somewhere between a G-rated Tenacious D and a Saturday morning cartoon, Bears and Lions are a goofy duo of what could best be described as kids folk rock. Although they list Michael Jackson, John Denver, and Kermit the Frog as influences, the Gainesville-based band have more in common with the easy, breezy harmonies of Fountains of Wayne and the semi-serious hooks of an another animal-themed outfit, The Aquabats. Although they should probably have their own children’s show by now, Bears and Lions are charming and funny enough that both parents and adults, in general, might get a kick out of their furry festivities.

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4th of July at the University of Florida

The University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications will host the annual celebration at Flavet Field.

“It’s our gift back to the community for Independence Day,” Sue Wagner, the college’s director of community relations, said.

The event begins at 7 p.m. when members of the Bears and Lions band take the stage dressed as wild, fluffy animals.

“I’ve never seen a squirrel play the drums,” Wagner said. “I think that’s pretty amazing.”

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Newborn: Bears and Lions

Wild Animals!
Wild Animals!

There are lots of words and pictures to share from Kindiefest 2013, and I’ll be doing that shortly.  But I didn’t want too much time to pass by before sharing the music from Bears and Lions, a new band from Hollywood, South Carolina.

I think there were other sets that were more popular and frankly better at the industry showcase on Saturday night.  But I’m pretty sure if I polled those of us huddled stage right, the set that had us laughing the most and saying something like, “I have no idea what that was, but it might have been brilliant” was from this duo of two guys dressed up as a bear and a lion wearing basketball uniforms and strumming guitars, telling the story in song of a bear and a lion who… oh, what does it matter?

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Bears and Lions on Kid Tune

Circus Animals!

Two guys, one wearing a bear costume, the other donning a lion suit, singing songs.  Their website explains that the pair of animals used to be circus performers who looked forward to their post-show treat of pancakes brought to them by the Bearded Lady.  One day they escaped to pursue their dreams of making it big, writing songs along the way about their adventures.

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