Local Musicians

Getting Down, Moving Forward & Letting Loose With Less Than Jake!

Interview with Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake Ska-Punk legends Less Than Jake are hitting the stage and bringing some seriously great tunes, electrifying energy, and good times to Jacksonville! After chatting with drummer about what it takes to remain a band for 25 years, their most recent EP “Sound The Alarm,” and what to expect out of a live Less Than Jake experience, I am ready to let loose and have a great time! It’s not too late for you to join in on the fun! Grab your tickets and get out to for an adventure you won’t soon …

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Flying +SoLo in Five Points

It’s a Wednesday night in the heart of Riverside. You’re looking for something to do, but don’t want to go to a bar. You want to experience something new. Where do you go? Head to at 1037 Park Street, where you can enjoy a mind-bending set for as little as $10, with all of the proceeds going back to the musicians. +SoLo is the space between the bustling sausage-eating joint of and the breezy bar upstairs. Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, the space opens to a few people who are ready to hear something new, exciting, and different. Until January …

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Welcome Home – Daisey and Batsauce

No matter where she is in the universe – in the cozy Berlin apartment she shares with her beat-making husband Britt Traynham aka Batsauce, embarking on exotic Asian adventures or just chilling in a van down by the river –  all Lady Daisey needs is a little music, a lot of love and her fuzzy slippers to feel like home. Or get out of jury duty. “As soon as I put on my fuzzy slippers, I’m home,” says the global songstress, who recently rocked the comfy kitty slippers during a wasted “hometown” day languishing in a potential jury pool at …

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Chatting with Local NBC The Voice Contestant Dylan Gerard

Dave Crosby, Dylan Gerard, NBC The Voice, Team Adam

Compassion is a daily source of inspiration for Dylan Gerard, whether he’s on the job as a CNA at St. Vincent’s Hospital or performing in front of four of the most famous faces in music on The Voice. Gerard made it through the first round known as the Blinds singing the James Arthur song ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’. “Before I walked out there, I was extremely nervous and I was just trying to calm myself down. I told myself, ‘This is a once in a lifetime opportunity so just go out there and have fun and do the best …

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Moyamoya: A Musical Cure For The Common “Noise”

AN INTERVIEW WITH BRENNAN HAMILL OF MOYAMOYA “I Heart Jet Noise” Single Release 10/2/17 Cassette Release at Raindogs 10/19/17 I don’t know about you but, when I am filtering through the common “noise” blaring through the speakers of today’s radio, I find myself bouncing from station to station searching for something new, vibrant, and unique. Most days I typically call it quits and end up on Youtube or Spotify listening to something I am sure won’t make my ears bleed. I know that there are many of you out there that feel the same from time to time. So for those …

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Flagship Romance on Victory, Loss, and Magic

Flagship Romance, Photo by Miguel Emmanueli

It’s difficult to find a silver lining with a hurricane bearing down. Sitting alone in an empty apartment, , one half of the harmonic duo , was struggling to cope with the anxiety that only a category four hurricane can bring. He needed a task, something to occupy his restless mind and calm his fraying nerves that shivered with the howling wind. He decided to write. “Up until that point, I’d had little moments where I would talk about my anxiety in song form, but that was a moment for me. I was having a panic attack, and it was …

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Blues, Raags and Hollers, Solo Sets at the Coniferous Café by Arvid Smith

Review by Bill Ectric Musician delivered an evening of spellbinding guitar and singing at the Friday night in . Smith’s performance was somehow both rustic and state-of-the-art. He launches into a dazzling fingerpicking style on acoustic guitar, and at some point in the song, records a few bars of the rhythm on a tape-loop machine, then accompanies himself on lead guitar, incorporating everything from Clapton’s famous “crying lady” tone to rich psychedelic excursions. For example, Smith performed Roger McGuinn’s voodoo witch doctor song “Lover of the Bayou,” steering the guitar break through a scenic route of swamps, cabins, and lightning, …

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The Chris Thomas Band Is Sending Jazz To Europe

Big things are on the horizon for The Chris Thomas Band. Next month, the 19-piece jazz ensemble embarks on its first ever tour thousands of miles away in London. Everything is happening at warped speed and Thomas is juggling the logistics of touring overseas with a healthy appreciation for what’s in store.   The  will perform a hometown show July 22 at the Times-Union Center to help fund the travel expenses. Thomas says he hopes the benefit fundraiser will give the band the final push it needs to meet the final goal. The band also established a Go Fund Me …

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Makes History at the New Daily’s Place in Jacksonville

Daily's Place, Jacksonville, Florida, Everbank Field, Morgan Bates, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Greg Allman

Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Jon Cleary at the Opening of Daily’s Place, May 27, 2017 It was opening day at the New Daily’s Place at . Though the day somewhat somber after the loss of , Tedeschi Trucks Band hit the stage and made an everlasting mark as they filled the atmosphere with beautiful music, love, and showed us there is still so much to be thankful for. The experience was a unique one as I ventured all over the new venue from the photo pit, to the Daily’s store in the stadium, to the view of ‘ field …

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Rob Roy’s Sundry Styles of Hip Hop and R&B

Jacksonville-born rapper Rob Roy (or Robert Raimon Roy, if you prefer) has continually expanded on his diverse style over the past 10 years, constantly refining his sound. A refinement, that Roy believes, is never finished. As an artist grows and changes, so must the art they make change to reflect their current self. Spanning his musical career, Roy’s style and sound has delved into hip hop, R&B, trap, soul, experimental, and many other genres, all of which reflect on his progression as an artist. Most recently, Rob Roy’s 2016 release, Johnny, is a mix of everything that has come before …

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