Albums

Jenni Reid – Cynical Romantics

  has packed a lot of living into her 24 years. She has two albums of original acoustic material and has toured the country in support of her music, picking up influences as she goes. When she moved on from a former boyfriend, Reid decided she needed to spend a little “me” time to live and  have some new experiences. She chronicles many of those experiences on her first full-length CD “.” Reid will play a CD release concert June 19 at . opens the show. The event marks the first time Reid will perform with a full band. Reid …

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BRYAN ADAMS – STILL RECKLESS AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

In the 30 years since the release of “”, tracks like “Run to You,” “Heaven”, “Somebody” and ‘Summer of ’69” still inspire us to sing like no one’s watching. (Trust me, even if the windows are up while you are belting any one of these at a red light, someone is watching). was not the prototypical rock star, even by ’80s standards. The slight, unassuming Canadian didn’t fit the mold of guitar hero but he had the chops and knew how to craft a riff so catchy that three decades later, we are still guilty of playing a mean air …

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Grandpa’s Cough Medicine: Guns, Booze, and Nothing to Lose: 180 Proof

Have you ever drank so much moonshine that you went blind? The music of Jacksonville’s bluegrass trio, , will do just that to your ears in the best way possible. Their new album titled, , waste no time in jumping straight into 15 beautifully polished songs fueled by love, alcohol, a love for alcohol, and of course, firearms. The title track and first song on the album depicts how a magical moonshine elixir can be your saving grace and your worst nightmare. 180 proof moonshine has the possibility to be a cure to your sore tooth or a bad night …

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Canary In The Coalmine – album release “WHO FEARS THE DEVIL?”

Vibrant, Pensive, and Moody – This Canary Sings Event: Canary in the Coalmine Album Release Venue: Underbelly Date: March 27 at 8pm Contact: www.underbellylive.com Tickets: $5 When you ask Jacksonville songwriter how the band  came together, she laughs, “it’s kind of a funny story”. In 2009, Pounds was in Asheville, North Carolina, when she crossed paths with singer and songwriter . “We were both busking – playing on street corners and in public parks – and kept passing each other. Eventually we stopped to talk, and realized we had a lot in common”, says Pounds. The two women shared mutual …

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TOMBOI

Tomboi, Jacksonville FL

Tomboi, a local super group comprised of Alex.E (Wild Life Society, Ritual Union, Fruit Machine) on Vox, beat production, and sound sequencing. (Universal Green, RICE) on guitar and (Four Families) on drums premiered their video for the single “Lobos” on January 10th at . The self-proclaimed all-female, all-queer, electronic indie trio debuted “Lobos” a charmingly campy homage to the 1990’s, on the one year anniversary of the bands formation.  The video directed by Keagan Anfuso, and shot entirely in Jacksonville features the band as master thieves wearing moustaches and black suits with black ties, engaged in a mysterious heist in …

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Gurf Morlix celebrates CD Release at Mudville Music Room

One of the most successful and influential names in Roots/Americana music is bringing his own new music to Jacksonville’s room on Friday, February 20th.  From Austin TX, will celebrate the release of his new CD, Eatin’ at Me on Friday, February 20th at Mudville Music Room in Jacksonville. Morlix is known for his innovative and insightful instrumentation on albums he has produced for internationally recognized recording artists such as , , and . (Jacksonville music fans may recognize him as producer and mentor of Florida’s own .) Morlix has produced and played on his latest 3 releases. He has been …

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Diablo Sez: Shows to See in January 2015

EU’s Jack Diablo stays on top of the Jacksonville music scene, so you don’t have to! Jan 10 –  ‘Lobos’ Video Premiere w/ Datadiamond at  Jacksonville’s best (only?) all-girl, all-queer, electronic indie trio are celebrating the release of their new single and music video ‘Lobos’ this month. It’s likely to be the music event of the month and sure to set a high standard for the rest of the year. It’s what you come to expect from what amounts to a supergroup of local musicians and girls who do, in fact, rock. The band features Alex E (Wild Life Society, …

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JASON MRAZ COMING TO TIMES-UNION CENTER MORAN THEATER

JASON MRAZ  COMING TO TIMES-UNION CENTER MORAN THEATER FEBRUARY 19, 2015 TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12 AT 10AM “YES!” AVAILABLE NOW IN STORES AND ALL DSPS Atlantic recording artist  has announced new U.S. dates on his international tour to celebrate his latest album, “YES!,” released earlier this year.  The “YES!” tour is a unique itinerary that sees the multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter performing in an array of intimate venues around the world. Mraz continues to celebrate his fifth studio album choosing to perform at historic venues around the globe, including  such historic theatres and concert halls as London’s , Paris’ , and Amsterdam’s . Tour dates get …

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ALBUM REVIEW: Summer Goodman’s “Greatest Fears”

, the golden-haired, reflective folk singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist who has created a dedicated following here on the First Coast, just released her first E.P., entitled . The six-song debut was recorded, in its entirety, in Jacksonville at , and it is truly a breath of fresh air that is not to be missed. Ms. Goodman’s raw talent is on full display as she delivers an unflinching and well-crafted medley of innocence lost. The strikingly subjective lyrics take you by the hand and guide you through the trials that have left her youthful dreams humbled. There is bravery in her …

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Inspection 12 – Old Friends Make New Music

WHEN: Dec 27 WHO: Inspection 12 WHERE: Freebird Live INFO: www.jaxlive.com Inspection 12 is picking up right where they left off with old friends, new music and a renewed appreciation for their hometown. The Jacksonville punk band will release its first new record in 11 years next month, and they are proud to have come back to the place where it all started. Guitarist  says it was hard for the band to put itself out there again after such a long absence but that things just seemed to fall into place. “It’s kind of a big deal for us, but …

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