sound check

by kellie abrahamson
On November 5th Yulee alt-rockers Shotgun Harbour will have a CD release party for their newest album, The Cover Up, at Freebird Live. In Whispers and Hornit will also be on hand for the auspicious occasion. • With heavy hearts, The First Week of August announced that they would be breaking up a few months back. Indie act will have their final show on November 6th at the Murray Hill with guests the Gallery and Shelby Brooks. Also appearing for the first and only time since they split are Red Letter Bullet. This is your chance to say goodbye to both of these stellar bands. • Local Christian metal-heads Embrace the Empire will unveil their latest release Uprise on November 12th and will be at the Murray Hill Theatre to celebrate it. Advocate, Seizing the Final Victory, From Ashes to Empires and Day of Vengeance will also perform. • The Sophomore Attempt’s Jeremiah Dunlap will show off his newest project, Northern Colours, with a CD release party at the Murray Hill Theatre on November 13th. The album is titled Standing on My Soul and was officially released in June, but the Orlando transplant is coming back to Jax to share it with his hometown. Opening for Northern Colours will be Abel and Andrew McCallum.
Brewster’s Pub & Pit
14003 Beach Blvd. (East Arlington/Beaches)

Touring and local rock and metal bands are what you can usually expect to hear at the Pit, but you may catch the occasional punk, ska or reggae act as well. The recently remodeled venue features a brand new sound board, VIP seating and a wall of fame with photos commemorating some of the most memorable acts to play the Pit’s stage. For some of Jacksonville’s best cover bands, head next door to Brewster’s Pub. The venue offers a full bar and you can catch a game on one of the Pub’s 13 TVs. For more information visit
Coming This Month
November 3 Wormwood Prophecy / The Absence
November 5 Hed PE / Axe Murder Boyz / Manna Zen
November 9 Suffocation / The Faceless / Through the Eyes of the Dead / Decrepit Birth / Fleshgod Apocalypse
November 11 ABK plus Members of the Posse
November 22 The Upwelling
November 28 Crowbar / Black Tusk
get outta town
Sometimes good bands don’t come to us, so we have to go to them! Here are a few road-trip-worthy shows to check out this month:
November 2 Red City Radio /Outbreak / Hour Of The Wolf The Farside (Tallahassee, FL)
November 3 Callers Drunken Unicorn (Atlanta, GA)
November 4 OK Go 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA)
November 5 Anberlin Jannus Landing (St. Petersburg, FL)
November 6 Sufjan Stevens The Tabernacle (Atlanta, GA)
November 7 Robyn The Ritz Ybor (Tampa, FL)
November 8 Adam Haworth Stephens / The Felice Brothers The Social (Orlando, FL)
November 9 Wolf Parade The Social (Orlando, FL)
November 10 Hanson / Jarrod Gorbel Variety Theater (Atlanta, GA)
November 12 Black Mountain / The Black Angels The Earl (Atlanta, GA)
November 13 Frontline Assembly State Theater (Tampa, FL)
November 14 Sun Airway / Bear in Heaven / Cloudland Canyon The Earl (Atlanta, GA)
November 15 Frontline Assembly The Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
November 16 Roger Waters St. Peter Times Forum (Tampa, FL)
November 16 Dave Matthews Band / Trombone Shorty / Orleans Avenue Philips Arena (Atlanta, GA)
November 20 The Posies / Brendan Benson The Loft (Atlanta, GA)
November 20 Elton John / Leon Russell Ocean Center (Daytona, FL)
November 23 Aloe Blacc Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
November 24 Combichrist / Aesthetic Perfection / Ivandensphere Masquerade (Atlanta, GA)
November 24 Manchester Orchestra / Dead Confederate / Kevin Devine / Bad Books CW Midtown Complex (Atlanta, GA)
November 27 Minus the Bear / Jimmy Eat World Firestone (Orlando, FL)
this month on yourjax music
Check out these terrific local and regional acts on YourJax Music this month! The show airs on CW17 on Saturdays at 10 pm and Sundays at 6:30pm.
November 6- 7 Charlie Walker / Magic Milk / Coming Undone / Mile Train
November 13- 14 Ron Rodriguez / None Like Us / Al Stone
November 20- 21 The Merks / Mile Train / Grandpas Cough Medicine
November 27- 28 Word of Mouth / Charlie Walker / Something to Yield
cd releases
The Autumn Defense Once Around
7 Walkers 7 Walkers
Elvis Costello National Ransom
Neil Diamond Dreams
Brian Eno Small Craft On a Milk Sea
Cradle of Filth Darkly Darkly Venus Aversa
Cassandra Wilson Silver Pony
The Private Life of David Reed The Private Life of David Reed
Nightlands Forget the Mantra
Hellogoodbye Would It Kill You?
Bad Books Bad Books
Alter Bridge AB III
Smoke or Fire The Speakeasy
Stereolab Not Music
The Glass At Swim Two Birds
Ranjit Barot Bada Boom
Faun Fables Light of a Vaster Dark
Gary Husband Dirty & Beautiful Volume One
As They Sleep Dynasty
My Chemical Romance Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Akon Akonic
Ne-Yo Libra Scale
Terry Ohms What Do You Mean, What Do I Mean?
Soulja Boy The DeAndre Way