Music

EU Jacksonville supports local music, art, culture and entertainment in Northeast Florida. From local artist interviews to restaurant reviews, EU Jacksonville has covered the music, theatre, and art communities for over 30 years.

  • New Artist: Mar 

      Words and Photos by Amiyah Golden    Dynamism, inclination, proficiency and soul all com…

  • New Music – June 

      By: Amiyah Golden    [My Anticipated Listens]   June 7   NxWorries: Why Lawd?    I …

  • Time Capsule of Funk

      Words by Jillian Lambardo Have you ever lost a piece of yourself? Joe did. After his brother&…

  • Divorce Culture 

    Words and Photos by Amiyah Golden   Some things are just destined to be together: peanut butter…

  • New Music May

    May 3 Dua Lipa Pop princess Dua Lipa is releasing her third studio album, “Radical Optimism” this mo…

New Artist: Mar 

  Words and Photos by Amiyah Golden    Dynamism, inclination, proficiency and soul all come together and embrace the talent that oozes out of local Jacksonville singer Mar.    His name alone precedes him as I’ve heard it circulate through various artist circles — always met with great acclaim — but I finally was able to hear him for myself and was blown away.    I was captured by a melodic and sincere spiel accompanied by Mar’s vocal propensity, turning me into an instant fan! I recently got to sit down with the singer to talk about his journey as …

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New Music – June 

  By: Amiyah Golden    [My Anticipated Listens]   June 7   NxWorries: Why Lawd?    I don’t know maybe I should gatekeep … Fine, I won’t. The collective NxWorries, comprised of Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge — two stellar artists in their own regard —  come together again to create work that is reminiscent of an expansive discography of Black soul, blues and swagger.   Everytime I hear a NxWorries track my head goes straight into a rhythmic bob with an accompanied “stank” face (don’t worry this is a good thing.) And my reaction is always the same — as …

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Time Capsule of Funk

  Words by Jillian Lambardo Have you ever lost a piece of yourself? Joe did. After his brother’s passing, the music they created together — a testament to their bond — vanished   Billie D. Senger III, a Baltimore native born in 1957, nurtured a passion for music from a young age. Honing his skills on the guitar before taking center stage as frontman for his own band, LEAF, in 1979. This is where the story of the Senger brothers and their musical journey truly begins.  Recognizing his younger brother Joe’s potential, Billie ensured Joe got his first drum set, …

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Divorce Culture 

Words and Photos by Amiyah Golden   Some things are just destined to be together: peanut butter and jelly, ranch on pizza, J Lo and Ben Affleck (depending on who you ask, of course) and Jacksonville band, Divorce Culture, an alternative-rock ensemble composed of Fleming Island natives Tyler, Brian, Jeremy and Brysen. Despite the irony of the name, the unification of Divorce Culture has produced a sound that fuses together to create a euphonious harmony.    High school hallways served as the initial mediator between Tyler and Brian who belonged to their individual factions at school with Tyler in chorus …

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New Music May

May 3 Dua Lipa Pop princess Dua Lipa is releasing her third studio album, “Radical Optimism” this month! Best known for her hit songs such as, “Houdini”, “Physical” and “Levitating,” the singer is adding to her catalog with her latest 11-track project.  “Houdini” is listed as a featured song on the album, along with the early release of her single, “Ilusion.”  Charlotte Day Wilson The criminally underrated Canadian singer and songwriter Charlotte Day Wilson has announced her new album “Cyan Blue.” My discovery of her was through many collaborations with some of my favorite artists including Kaytranada, Daniel Caesar, Snoh …

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May Concert Listing

May 1 Sawyer Brown Thrasher-Horne Center, Orange Park thcenter.org   Calahoney Blue Jay Listening Room bluejayjax.com   Mike Pinto Jack Rabbits jaxlive.com   Kabaka Pyramid Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine originalcafe11.com   May 2 Eddie 9V Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine originalcafe11.com   May 3 Me First and The Gimme Gimmes St. Augustine Amphitheatre–Backyard Stage  theamp.com   Sweeping Promises Jack Rabbits jaxlive.com   Big Something Underbelly underbellyjax.com   Selwyn Birchwood Cafe Eleven, St. Augustine originalcafe11.com   May 3-4 Luke Combs EverBank Stadium jaxevents.com   May 4 Kenny G Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com   Daniel Rodriguez Blue Jay Listening Room bluejayjax.com   Skyview Jack …

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Interview with Scotty Bayer

Words by Shelton Hull Scotty Bayer’s Christmas present to himself was a new speaker, which he first deployed while playing at Bold City Brewery Downtown on Friday night, the 12th of January. He’d been double-booked at the original location on Rosselle Street in Riverside, so they sent him over to Bay Street for a couple hours. I happened to be there already, having work-week wind-down beers with the great Gary Sass (whom you may sometimes see dressed as Andrew Jackson as he leads walking tours of Downtown) and a rotating cast of creators, several of whom are guitarists themselves. Bayer’s …

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Party and Escape to Margaritaville at Alhambra

Looking for a getaway evening where you party and sing with the cast when the mood suits you?  Then this is the show for you.  ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE was not the jukebox musical I was expecting.  With the number of these musicals recently in town, I was expecting this show to similarly follow somewhat the Jimmy Buffett story.  While aspects of his life are woven into the lead character, Tully (Matthew Fecko), it more follows his musical persona of “island escapism” than his actual life story.  Buffett passed last year. The setting for MARGARITAVILLE is an hotel (Buffett actually did …

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Thanks (for) the Memories 

Words and Photos by Courtney Thomassen   This year’s St. Patrick’s Day was really Patrick Stump Day for Fall Out Boy fans when the band played VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena for their first solo-headliner in Northeast Florida since 2007. Festivities started early with a block party held in front of the venue. Jax Events partnered with local radio stations 97.9 Kiss FM and 107.3 Planet Radio to bring food trucks, bars, games and a DJ for the crowd to enjoy until the show began. Games We Play, the first of three opening acts, kicked the night off with a short …

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420 Playlist

  Words by Amiyah Golden Participating in the experience that is cannabis consumption varies from participant to participant with copious methods of consumption, intentions and intensity, a euphoric trip with ganja always feels better with the aid of music. Sensitivities heightened while under the influence, our appreciation for art seems to reach a different level of understanding, allowing us to be more in tune with instrumentation and vocal abilities, while also recognizing language and lyricism that may have not stood out before.  I have created what I think is the perfect playlist to accompany your 420 smoke session (and any …

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