Music

EU Jacksonville supports local music, art, culture and entertainment in Northeast Florida. From local artist interviews to restaurant reviews, EU Jacksonville has covered the music, theatre, and art communities for over 30 years.

  • 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…

Local Artist Spotlight: Kill Tactik

  Words by Amiyah Golden Rock music and culture hold such a special place in my heart.  It’s one that can’t be explained unless you immerse yourself in the genre and the scene, and the best adjective I can give you is liberation.    With a rich history of origin, wide influence and creative practitioners, rock and roll continues to tear down ceilings and make its presence known with the birth of a plethora of subgenres such as alternative rock, metal, deathcore, emo, shoegaze, psychedelic rock. The bounds for what lives under the house of rock and roll continue to …

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New Music April

April 5  Khruangbin  One of my favorite trios ever, Khruangbin is releasing their latest album, “A LA SALA.”  If you’re into heavy bass with touches of varying cultural musical influences you will absolutely love Khruangbin. I can’t rave about this group enough and they have never produced a bad song, so I’m heavily anticipating this release.    Khraungbin will be going on tour in support of “A LA SALA,” kicking off their North American leg at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.    You can’t tell but tears are definitely falling on my keyboard right now because I wish …

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April Concerts

April 1 Scream at the Sky Jack Rabbits jaxlive.com   April 3 REO Speedwagon with special guest Cheap Trick St. Augustine Amphitheatre theamp.com   Ashley McBride Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com   Mac McAnally Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com   The Portrait Jack Rabbits jaxlive.com   April 5 DaBaby + Yo Gotti and Friends VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena jaxevents.com   Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com   Owl City with special guest Augustana Ponte Vedra Concert Hall pvconcerthall.com   April 6 Turnpike Troubadours Daily’s Place dailysplace.com   Orchestra Noir Florida Theatre floridatheatre.com   Doubleside Jack Rabbits jaxlive.com   April 7 The …

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Jack Rabbits Live — Cheers to 25 Years of a Local Music Dynasty

  Words by Briana Pereira    Jack Rabbits, a concert venue located in the San Marco, turns 25 this year. The venue opened on Hendricks Avenue back in 1999 after Tim and Anne Hall moved here from San Diego, California. Anne is the venue owner, and Tim is responsible for booking shows through Jax Live Presents, his talent-buying and promotion business.  The location can be easily identified by its red spray painted doors and is popular for hosting smaller artists that are indie,  punk, metal and alternative. The venue has a family friendly atmosphere for people of all ages, but …

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Soft Is For Lovers

Words & photos by Amiyah Golden As sound continues to evolve around us, it continues to create a space for experimentation, radical storytelling, and liberated creativity that allow artists to elevate to new heights. It bridges gaps and continues to clear the way for the release of epic sonic waves that are shared, serving as an experience to unify souls. While music has always been a space of profound freedom, when it comes to individual and collective expression, it doesn’t escape the confines of what artistry is often assumed to be— a stark box that often inhabits the pressures of …

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New Music March

March 1  Strfkr  I was quite hesitant about sharing this gem of a band with the public, but I love all the talented beings that makeup Strfkr too much to gatekeep.    The Oregon band has completely derailed my musical experience (in the best way possible) since my discovery of them a couple of years back, and it was taken to an even greater height when I got to see them live in concert last year where I was transported to a realm of electronic bliss. The best way I can interpret their sound is that it makes you want …

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A League of Vibrant Energies: Breaking the Glass Ceiling One Kismet Track at a Time

Words by Amiyah Golden   A League of Vibrant Energies (more commonly known as “L.O.V.E Culture”) is a fitting acronym for a local artist collective  of five brilliant individuals who have come together to produce music laced with intention and vigor — EASYin2D, Flash the Samurai, DJ Larry Love, Spirit XIII, Ch́e, and Rob Mari.     “1827 N Pearl” was the project by L.O.V.E. Culture that I streamed as soon as I left James Weldon Johnson Park’s Hip Hop Festival a couple years back. I whipped out my Spotify (because that’s the only acceptable streaming platform) and added every song …

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“Nothing beats a failure but a try” Dr. Shaun Powell and the Ritz Writers 

Words by Mallory Pace   “Nothing beats a failure but a try,” echoed the words of Shaun Powell throughout the lobby of the Ritz Theatre and Museum. She had just finished giving me a grand tour of the intricate museum halls, backstage, VIP areas and all, providing historical and detailed information about each sector as we walked.    “What’s funny is,” Powell said over her shoulder, “I don’t even work here! I just kept showing up until they gave me a desk.”    Powell earned her doctorate from St. Thomas Christian University in Christian counseling, but one of her passions …

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Cliff Dorsey: Small-Town Hero With A Southern Heart

Words by Carson Rich High Springs, Florida, known for its charming small-town atmosphere, is now becoming a hotbed for musical talent as an ambitious young country singer/songwriter aims to make it big in the heart of the country music scene. Meet Cliff Dorsey, a rising star with a voice that echoes the soul of the South and lyrics that tell tales of life, love and everything in between.   Born into a family with deep roots in the town, Dorsey discovered his love for country music at a young age, listening to the timeless classics that echoed throughout family gatherings. …

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New Music Releases This February

Feb. 2 Brittany Howard As lead singer for the Alabama Shakes, Howard needs no additional hype from me when it comes to the validity of her vocal abilities (just go listen to their song “Gimme All Your Love,” and I promise you will be hooked.) Holding place as one of my favorite bands, the Alabama Shakes delivers on the fading sound that is blues/rock. With the band taking a self-proclaimed hiatus in response to Howard focusing on her solo career, her latest project, “What Now,” is expected to highlight her epic song-writing talents along with her stellar voice and spunk. …

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