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.

  • Thanks (for) the Memories 

    Words and Photos by Courtney Thomason   This year’s St. Patrick’s Day was really Patrick Stump …

  • 420 Playlist

      Words by Amiyah Golden Participating in the experience that is cannabis consumption varies from pa…

  • Local Artist Spotlight: Kill Tactik

      Words by Amiyah Golden Rock music and culture hold such a special place in my heart.  It’s on…

  • New Music April

    April 5  Khruangbin  One of my favorite trios ever, Khruangbin is releasing their latest album, “A L…

  • April Concerts

    April 1 Scream at the Sky Jack Rabbits jaxlive.com   April 3 REO Speedwagon with special guest …

Sounds From the Jacksonville Fair

Words by Carson Rich The Greater Jacksonville Agricultural Fair is coming to town once again. The food and rides are top-notch as usual, but this year’s entertainment lineup for their concert series looks like it is going to be special. Here is the official list and description of who will be performing:   Dalton Dover: After climbing up the charts with his smash country hit “Giving Up On That,” Dover has proven that he has what it takes to rock the main stage. Last year he was named a Spotify “Hot Country 2022 Artist to Watch.”    Steeln’ Peaches: A …

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New Music Releases

By Amiyah Golden    Oct. 6  Drake  “For All the Dogs” Following the recent release of his single, “Slime You Out” featuring R&B singer SZA, the Canadian rapper excites fans for his upcoming album drop, “For All the Dogs.”   With his longevity and heavy-hitting rap skills, Drake has high expectations from fans for another stellar album with featured performances by Nicki Minaj, Bad Bunny and more. And considering Drake’s ability to span multiple genres and revel in various flows, another album doesn’t feel like an ego boost or an act of overcompensation — but just natural artistry that speaks …

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Behind the Minds of Florida Fin Fest 

Words by Carmen Macri    If there is one thing Jacksonville loves more than its beaches, it’s a free festival. So, it comes as no surprise that our charming coastal town has eagerly embraced the arrival of the free marine conservation festival, Fin Fest.   As we embark on the third year of Fin Fest, its fundamental mission remains unwavering: to harmoniously blend the worlds of ocean education and entertainment. The aim is to not only enrich our understanding of marine life but also illuminate the ways our daily routines influence these delicate ecosystems.   But before we delve too …

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A Reflection of Royalty: The Couple Who Captivates With Their New Project, Colors

Words by Amiyah Golden Local Jacksonville duo, Bright Purpel is a new emerging duo that you need to look out for (I mean it… I’m trying to keep you ahead of the curve here!) With songs like ‘LaLa’ that literally embody… sunshine, Bright Purpel keeps me on my toes through their upbeat sound and their immense talent – separately and collectively.    The collaboration is made up of artists Kaylin Peavie, also known by her stage name K.utie, and Jeremy Bracken who goes by the moniker, Jeremy Ryan.   Although the two are paired as a dynamic blend, both are …

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For the Record …

For the Record …   By Ambar Ramirez   Before there were music streaming services, mp3 players and CDs, before we were illegally downloading music onto our desktops, there were cassettes and vinyl records. The latter faced a kiss of death within the music industry during the late 1980s and early 1990s when CDs became the dominant format for recorded music. But in the same way fashion trends from the ’90s and ’70s are popular in our modern age due to renewed interest in the past, vinyl records have resurfaced in recent years. Not only do records offer a unique …

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Some Things in This Life Are Meant to Be: Noah Hunton’s Journey Toward Success

Noah Hunton’s Journey Toward Success Words by Carson Rich Noah Hunton is a rising singer/songwriter who has always had dreams of being at the top. Since the time he picked up a guitar in the sixth grade, he has always envisioned himself on the big stage like the ones before him. A childhood filled with the top country artists playing throughout his home brought this idea to life.    At a young age, Noah Hunton loved playing music, so much so that it drove his parents crazy everytime he would ask for a new guitar or something new to learn. …

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New Music September

Sept. 1   Puma Blue  Described as, “the chronicle of the graciousness within death and rebirth,” UK artist, Jacob Allen, known best by his alias, Puma Blue is sure to entice listeners with his new project, “Holy Waters.” This comes after his 2021 release “In Praise of Shadows” which garnered uplifting reviews.    With quoted musical inspiration from artists, Jeff Buckley and Bjork, this album is sure to dig deep into the soul. Exploring grief in the ways he knows best – through sound. “[Allen] looking each face of grief in the bloodshot eye.” This album is “a gentle affirmation …

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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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Matchbox Twenty Knows How to Light up a Crowd

A Matchbox Twenty with Matt Nathanson concert review.   Words and photos by Ambar Ramirez   It was a stormy day in Jacksonville when concertgoers waited patiently in line at Daily’s Place with fingers crossed that the thunderstorm brewing outside wouldn’t affect the night ahead, especially since the show was rescheduled not once, not twice, but three times! Luckily for those with tickets (and really anybody driving out in the rain that day), the storm quickly cleared up, giving the venue the go-ahead to let people through its gates. And you can imagine just how electric the crowd was when …

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