Local Musicians

Unifying, Family-Friendly Events Planned for 37th Annual River City Pride

River City Pride, Jacksonville, Florida, Equality for All

“River City Pride is where we as a city celebrate who we are and come together in pride and support for the LGBT community.” JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 29, 2016 – River City Pride 2016 presented by , to be held Oct. 1-2 and themed “Together In Pride,” is a family-friendly event open to all. Expected to draw well over 15,000 attendees over the two-day period, this is the 37th annual Pride event in Jacksonville. “We are excited to be celebrating the 37th annual River City Pride Parade together at our family-friendly parade and community festival,” said Mike Nicholson, president, River City Pride. “River …

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The Elbow and EU Jacksonville present Amplified – Volume #2

Amplified Vol. 2, The Elbow, EU Jacksonville, Downtown Jacksonville, Local Musicians, TOMBOi, Dovetonsil, Grandpa’s Cough Medicine, Katie Grace Helow, Mere Woodard, Blaza Duval, JacksonVegas, The Little Books, Wunderlogik, Tambor, Insel, Canary in the Coalmine, Palm Trees and Power Lines, Inspection 12, Lady Daisy, Strangerwolf, Tom Bennett Band, Carl Swaygan, The Hereafter, Monarch Mtn, Whethermen, Billy & Bella, Brady Clampitt, Split Tone, ND 20/20, Mason, Land of la Bora, Rachel Warfield, Kudos the Kid, Crashmir, Le Orchid, Trap J ‘The 108 Great’, Some Dude, DrazaH Backwards, Lowrcase g, In Whispers, JAHMEN, GFM, Royal Francis, Grammar Tree, Grant Nielsen, #eujaxmusic, #eujax, 1904 Music Hall

“The mixed tape is a list of quotations, a poetic form in fact; the cento is a poem made up of lines pulled from other poems. The new poet collects and remixes.” – Matias Viegener in Thurston Moore’s “Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture” Before embarking on the assembly of an anthology, the curator must consider the form and function of such a venture. What is it trying to say, and who is the audience? Will the music tell new stories to different people? The art of a good compilation isn’t revealed through genre, alphabetical or chronological arrangement. A …

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Rix Rex: Sophisticated Psych Rock and the Sounds of Death Loop Quartet

Rix Rex, Death Loop Quartet, Jacksonville

“Timeless” comes to mind when I think of . This band would fit seamlessly into any decade. They pull sounds and inspirations from rock groups of the late 60s and early 70s, while simultaneously creating a very unique tone and style unlike anything else coming out of Jacksonville. Comprised of guitarist Jordan White, bassist , drummer , and keyboardist Tracy Gallavan, this four piece has set themselves apart from the usual indie rock circulating the few venues Jacksonville has left. The music of Death Loop Quartet can be described as a millennial Beatles writing Led Zeppelin songs, crammed into a …

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Insel: Robi Rütenberg’s Ever-Expanding Vocal Universe

insel, Robin Rütenberg, video screen shot

Robi Rütenberg is quickly becoming one of Jacksonville’s standout artists with their hand in a variety of musical groups and genres. They play major creative roles in both baroque pop trio Four Families and the Little Books, an indie folk/rock duet. now embarks on an experimental solo project titled which recently released their first EP, in the clearing. Rütenberg approaches their practice and music from a queer feminist perspective, which has been shaped by life in the South. “I’ve held on to it because sometimes things take time.” The collection of four songs that comprises the in the clearing EP …

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Grant Nielsen Continuing to Pave Ways for Jacksonville Music Scene

Growing up, it was no surprise that was destined for a career in music. The tow-headed toddler would slip on his shades and into character as Ray Charles, playing along at the piano to the soundtrack of The Big Chill. “I would wear my sunglasses, and no one knew why I was Ray Charles singing along to the Big Chill soundtrack, but I was. I think I always just loved music. I asked my parents when I was in my 20s and had been playing professionally for a number of years, you know, ‘Did you guys know I was going …

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Adios! DIABLO SEZ – July 2016

The Elbow, Burro Bar, Downtown Vision, DVI, Jacksonville, FF

For the past eight years I’ve observed, reported on, participated in, facilitated, and otherwise dedicated a considerably decent part of my life to supporting here in Jacksonville. It started , , , , and . I’ve been in at least six bands that I can recall, some you’ve never heard of, some I’m quite proud of, and most importantly, I started a venue downtown with some friends that I booked and promoted for the first few years. By the time you are reading this, will have held its final show, which may or may not be the last I ever …

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Sprinkle a Dash of Salt in Your Life!

Salt Life is more than just a slogan; it’s a lifestyle that’s reflected in everything from the surfers, anglers, boaters, sun worshipers, and simple appreciators of island time. It’s Pura Vida. The first annual will celebrate it all Saturday, June 18 at the SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. Festival director has assembled an eclectic lineup of artists to reflect the nature of the salt life with , , , , , , and headliner . “First and foremost, [Salt Life] will be reflected in the music. Our lineup is such a terrific array of talent. Everything from the steel drum …

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DIABLO ‘SEZ – June tunes

Diablo Sez

Jun 12 – Tim Sparks at Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum If ever you have an opportunity to catch a show at the Karpeles, you seize it. Jacksonville’s best-kept secret is a seemingly out-of-place mansion in Historic Springfield. It’s the kind of place many drive by and casually wonder about before wiping it from their memory as the day wears on. If it seems odd that Jacksonville is home to a library/museum that contains a massive amount of original documents, you may be even more surprised to learn that there are 10 such museums comprising the largest collection of its kind, …

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Expounding the Pavement with Heartbeat of the Bold City Founder Jessica Pounds

A little over 100 years ago, downtown Jacksonville was on fire. Now we use that teachable moment as an advertising campaign to implore residents of our geographically expansive community to venture downtown and breathe in the culture. has been instrumental (forgive the inevitable musician pun) in the application of physical presence, cooperative engagement, and creative solutions to proliferate participation in the arts for Jacksonville residents. Social media is crucial to manage and maintain interests in an environment where oversaturation barely laps the shores of our consciousness. Global concerns, work obligations, lunch; social media can be a calendar, promoter, oracle in …

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FINE ARTS HONORS SHOWCASE — Episcopal School of Jacksonville

by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom dua[email protected] The is celebrating its 50th Anniversary all year long in 2016. On April 28, they continued their celebration by presenting “Fine Arts Honors Showcase” in the Munnerlyn Theatre on its Southside Campus. The two-hour show featured students in band, theatre, dance, chorus and visual arts. The evening started at 6 pm with the Senior Art Exhibit in the Berg Gallery, located in the theatre. The very imaginative work displayed included drawings, paintings, photographs, clay sculptures, and ceramics. The Eagle Ensemble, with ten participants, featured mainly wind instruments along with piano and drums. Four …

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