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.

Kickin’ It with DJ Kano

I was 6 IPAs deep dancing to Zapp at Rain Dogs the first time I ran into DJ KANO. The skinny white dude posted up behind the turntables was playing some of the best hip-hop mixes I’d ever heard, but it wasn’t until I floated over to the turntables that I realized he was spinning vinyl records, and every mix, scratch, cut and sound he played was analog and made only by his ability to time how and when he touched the spinning discs. We are still deep in the resurgence of analog; 2021 marked the 14th year in a …

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Now or Never : Folio’s Battle of the Bands winner is more inspired than ever

My favorite thing about the size of Jacksonville is the diversity that comes with it. Aside from the racial diversity, nearly every single subculture has representation. Our music community has the full range of country to drill rap, art from industrial size public art installations to miniature model specialists and a culinary culture boasting 5-star restaurants and hole-in-the-wall hot spots. We get to choose where on the spectrum we want to fill and support; the niches are simultaneously plentiful and filled.   To no surprise, the entire spectrum of musicians showed out for Folio’s Second Annual Battle of the Bands. Unlike …

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Remembering Bob Marley

Rain Henderson Bob Marley is one of the most well-known names in music history and has been covered by artists of all genres: Eric Clapton, Johnny Cash, Sublime, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Nina Simone and many others. If you don’t know much about Marley, you’re sure to have seen his face printed on shirts at almost any crappy head shop or heard his most popular songs setting the vibe at some tiki-inspired bar you sipped a piña colada at. Sadly, capitalism has exploited Marley and turned him and his music into a vacation theme song and a  “yeah, I smoke herb” …

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November Entertainment Go-To Guide 2021

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New Music Radar: “Split in Two” by Shane Malone

Singer-Songwriter Gillian Welch once wrote in her song “Everything is Free” about the commodification of art, and quitting it all just to live a normal and pleasant life. The thing is, that even at the writer’s most existential, she still chose to write a song about it instead of throwing in the metaphorical towel. That’s because for most artists, you simply can’t escape the art.  Shane Malone is feeling a lot like Gillian Welch these days, stuck at a crossroads between his music and his college path of computer science. He wants to, as the title would suggest, “Split in …

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FLAGSHIP ROMANCE REIMAGINES THEIR ART AFTER COVID 

Flagship Romance has always carved its own path, steaming across the great wide open for months on end and creating connections through stories and song. But the life of a traveling musician gets cut tragically short when the wheels come off the bus. When COVID-19 forced them off the road, the husband and wife alt-folk duo of Shawn Fisher and Jordyn Jackson hit rewind and decided to give an existing project a fizzy, retro treatment. “Eccentric” is the reimagining of the band’s 2019 release “Concentric” and it’s just the punch in the Serotonin we needed to resuscitate this stagnant season …

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april, 2022

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