Music News

  • New Artist: Mar 

      Words and Photos by Amiyah Golden    Dynamism, inclination, proficiency and soul all com…

  • New Music – June 

      By: Amiyah Golden    [My Anticipated Listens]   June 7   NxWorries: Why Lawd?    I …

  • Time Capsule of Funk

      Words by Jillian Lambardo Have you ever lost a piece of yourself? Joe did. After his brother&…

  • Divorce Culture 

    Words and Photos by Amiyah Golden   Some things are just destined to be together: peanut butter…

  • New Music May

    May 3 Dua Lipa Pop princess Dua Lipa is releasing her third studio album, “Radical Optimism” this mo…

1904 Music Hall: The Day the Music Died

1904 Music Hall: The Day the Music Died Words by Amiyah Golden   The essence of artistry resides in various nooks and crannies around the city. With spaces like 1904 being a pillar of support in the ever-growing Jacksonville music scene and beyond for the last decade, the time has come for the business to transition into a new chapter. With owners making the call to focus their time and energy into their sister business, Underbelly, we commemorate the impact this establishment has had on music and the community.   Three friends purchased a building at 19 Ocean Street Downtown …

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Born in a Barn: From Macclenny to Hollywood: Dylan Gerard has ‘The Voice’

Words By Rob Nicholson   Macclenny’s own Dylan Gerard is “always trying to write his next favorite song.” Drawing on inspiration from artists like Otis Redding, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, and bands including The Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd, creating a mix between country and rock and Americana. His first single, “Simple Things,” was very well received in Nashville and reached No. 37 on the MusicRow Country Breakout Chart. Gerard followed that song up with his newest single, released last month, “Young Again.” It’s no surprise to people who know Gerard that he is a songwriter due to …

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New Music June

Amiyah Golden    June 2 Passion Pit  The Massachusetts-based indie band, who have gifted us with hits like “Sleepyhead” and “The Reeling,” release an expanded digital version of their sophomore album, “Gossamer.”   Foo Fighters The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced the release of their new project,  “But Here We Are,” a “brutally honest and emotionally raw response to everything Foo Fighters have endured over the last year.” This will be the band’s first project since the death of drummer Taylor Hawkins.    Beach Fossils As with the band’s previous albums, expect a melodic, mellow undertone with …

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New Music Releases in April

By Tysen Romeo   April 7 “Catching Rabbits”  Genevieve Stokes’ new EP includes four songs by the singer and songwriter, whose music is a mix of indie/folk meets bedroom pop and “reflects a change in [her] connection to reality.”   “Stereo Mind Game” The third studio album by indie rock/dream pop trio Daughter consists of 12 songs and will be their first studio album in seven years.    “SREMM 4 LIFE” Known for their work on “Black Beatles,” “No Type,” and “No Flex Zone,” the Mississippi rap duo reunites for their first project in nearly four years. It will be …

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December Concert Listings

Dec. 1 Rome & Dudy: The Winter Moon Tour with special guest Channing Wilson Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com   Dave Koz and Friends 25th Anniversary Christmas Tour Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com   JT and The Gents Colonial Oak Music Park, St Augustine thecolonialoakmusicpark.com   Dec. 2 Puttin’ On The Ritz Live! Ritz Theatre ritzjacksonville.com   Smokestack: Oak Outreach Winter Fest Colonial Oak Music Park, St Augustine thecolonialoakmusicpark.com   Dec. 2-3 Jacksonville Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts jaxsymphony.org   Dec. 3 Tab Benoit and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com   Dec. 4 Black …

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Taylor Dayne Interview

Vincent  Hey guys, my name is Vincent Dalessio. I’m here with Folio Weekly, and today I’m talking with Taylor Dayne. She’ll be in town for Everybody’s Favorite Barbecue and Hot Sauce Festival March 13th through the 15th. Welcome, Taylor. Taylor  Thank you so much. Right now I’m in Miami and I have a show here this week. So just getting you know, enjoying being back on the road. Vincent  Awesome. Miami is a great place. I love it down there. Last night, I was doing a little bit of reading on some of your older interviews, and one  interesting topics …

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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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