Albums

Strangled Darlings at Burro Bar on Dec 20th – Album Release Tour

 brings a punk intensity to their live show. Taking a cello and making it a hip hop bass. Taking mandolin and slapping it like a stubborn mule. The based duo has been creating original tunes since 2009 and breaking the mold for what hipsters consider indie music. The bring a lyrical intelligence and political punch to their songs. Their song material varies widely to cover a blend of folk, hip hop, jazz and Americana with inspiration coming from: witchcraft in the Civil War, the morality of Somali piracy and the media impact of NeilArmstrong. The band has released three studio …

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Video: Land Of The Trembling Earth DARYL HANCE POWER TRIO

WHEN: SATURDAY JANUARY 3, 2015  DOORS: 8:00 PM / SHOW 9:00 PM COST: $5 OTHER ACT: BRENT BYRD & THE SUITCASE GYPSIES WHERE: UNDERBELLY – 113 EAST BAY STREET INFO: 904-353-6067  will be bringing his Power Trio home to Jacksonville on January 3rd 2015 for a performance at . Hance continues touring in support his latest release . On Land Of Trembling Earth, the follow up to his 2011 debut recording , Jacksonville, Florida singer/guitarist Daryl Hance has upgraded his delivery to new and improved stout and shout, let it all hang out sing-alongs laid out to a backdrop of his ever hard-hitting funky, bluesy, rock and roll music. The …

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The Voice’s Tim Mahoney With All-Instrumental Holiday Album

Fans of Twins Cities based singer-songwriter  know and love him primarily for his powerful voice, which—aptly enough—he showed off as a contestant on Adam Levine’s team during the inaugural season of NBC’s . However, the musician is branching off into an unexpected direction this holiday season, with an instrumental-only EP, Peace of Winter: Live at MacPhail, set for release on November 28. The record, which follows up 2011’s pop-rock project Shine Through, features Mahoney meandering through hypnotizing piano interpretations, calling to mind visions of seasonal landscapes. There is no singing on the album at all; a choice Mahoney has been …

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Video: “The Ant and the Grasshopper” by This Frontier Needs Heroes

 has a new single out now! “” is loosely based on the Aesop fable and Disney Cartoon.  America today is split up into angry Ants, and careless Grasshoppers in a political tug-of-war.  Each side perceives the other as the enemy, but both are truly needed for society to grow and prosper.  It is unclear who is actually the catalyst for destruction although both blame the other while the barn burns down.  The new lineup of musicians was assembled from the permanent members of the heroes, plus some of Athens, GA finest musicians from Grape Soda, Night School, and Little Gold. …

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Brian Ray – guitarist for McCartney

If auditioning to play guitar for one of the world’s most influential rock stars is not intimidating enough, imagine performing live alongside Sir  in front of 77,000 screaming fans.  was already an accomplished artist when he took the pre-game stage at the 2002 Super Bowl in New Orleans to “interview” for the position as guitarist with McCartney’s new touring band. Ray knew he would fit the bill, transitioning easily from guitar to bass, lead to rhythm, electric to acoustic. He previously logged 14 years as guitarist and musical director with ‘ band and played with huge talents like , , …

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Moyamoya Releases Self-Titled Album

WHAT: moyamoya w/Willie Evans Jr. WHERE: Rain Dogs WHEN: October 4th at 9pm Tickets: $5 The climax to ‘Sorry i called you he-man,’ the opening track of moyamoya’s new self-titled album, is like a conflagrant skyscraper scorching the atmosphere. The song sets a powerful opening to the swirling, sonic ruckus that follows. That’s not to say that the album is scattered, but rather explorative, deliberate at times and sprawling at others. Each of the six songs, while having obvious congruous elements, stand apart from each other, which is not always an easy feat for instrumental bands. The diversified sound takes …

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THE LAND OF TREMBLING EARTH: The Latest Project from Daryl Hance

 is stepping out from the shadows and finding his place in the light. The guitarist and one of the founding members of is taking center stage as he tours the southeast with his trio in support of his most recent project, . The sophomore solo effort was released Aug. 5 and feted with a hometown celebration days earlier at the . Since then, Hance has performed from Gainesville to Fort Myers. He resumes his tour September 26 with a date in Boca Raton. Hance returns to his roots September 27 with a show at the  in . “It never goes …

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Fit For Rivals – home again at Jack Rabbits

When rock vocalist  met musician  while living in Jacksonville, she was simply looking for a guitarist to fill an empty spot in her punk band, . But instead of continuing in the punk music genre, the two began to form their own unique sound and songwriting style that has since led to the creation of their alternative rock band, . Since the release of the band’s debut album “Steady Damage” in 2009, the band has collected a large audience of devoted fans across the country. On August 9th, they played a hometown show at the Jack Rabbits venue in the …

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Little Books new album, Bridges and Empires set to release in May

Little Books is a two piece folk outfit made from  of  and  of . The two met at a house show in Arlington and eventually started making music together. Little Books’ new album, Bridges and Empires, is set to release in May. EU: What is the story behind the band name? Robin: We both always have multiple little journals. We have miniature little libraries. It just kind of stuck at one point. EU: [To Robin] Your other band, Four Families, also had an album release on March 1. What is it like to release the albums in such short timing? …

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Woven In Self titled EP

 is such a solid fixture in the Jacksonville music scene that it’s easy to forget she wasn’t born here and hard to accept that she’ll be leaving. With , the latest and most personal of her numerous bands, Johnson is making waves worth catching before she she leaves, and even with her busy schedule she was gracious enough to talk about it at length with EU. Johnson says she started playing violin in middle school, but it was TV networks like  and  exposing her to bands such as  which really got her interested in making music of her own. She …

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