Tag Archives: Carl Cochrane

Twinki : Can Jacksonville’s Music Scene Save Itself?

After 15 years in Jacksonville, drag queen rapper Twinki, aka , has packed up and moved to New Orleans, LA, to explore greater opportunities. Twinki explains that both the reserved nature of Jacksonville and the lack of places to perform, attributed to the move to New Orleans. Time after time, this seems to be an all-too-common problem for local artists who eventually leave the city to pursue their craft. Cochrane explains, “I love the people, but the city is just too conservative for me as an artist. I felt very limited by the small amount of venues that I could …

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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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october, 2021

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