Tag Archives: Freebird Live

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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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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LIVE! is Large in Jacksonville

Freebird Live Final Show January 20th It’s the end of an era at the corner of First Street and First Avenue North in Jacksonville Beach. is closing its doors Wednesday, January 20th. The Freebird Live space will become ” and be managed by the same group that operated , which has two locations on the First Coast. Since opening its doors 16 years ago, Freebird Live established itself as an anchor for live music at the beach. Big names in every virtually genre graced the stage including Blues Traveler, Buddy Miles, Ryan Bingham, Richie Havens, Mofro, George Clinton & the …

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Sublime, Not Serene – Tycho at The Freebird

As Tycho hit the first note of their opener, “Adrift,” a girl in the audience leaned over to me and said, “I can’t tell you how many times this shit brought me out of a panic attack.” While I was glad that Tycho’s music had helped this stranger that shared such a personal anecdote with me, I was more seized by the energetic live sound of the band. I had not seen perform before and went out to with an assumption that the evening would deliver a more lulling experience, but it was far more sublime than it was serene. …

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Diablo Sez: Shows to See in January 2015

EU’s Jack Diablo stays on top of the Jacksonville music scene, so you don’t have to! Jan 10 –  ‘Lobos’ Video Premiere w/ Datadiamond at  Jacksonville’s best (only?) all-girl, all-queer, electronic indie trio are celebrating the release of their new single and music video ‘Lobos’ this month. It’s likely to be the music event of the month and sure to set a high standard for the rest of the year. It’s what you come to expect from what amounts to a supergroup of local musicians and girls who do, in fact, rock. The band features Alex E (Wild Life Society, …

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Inspection 12 – Old Friends Make New Music

WHEN: Dec 27 WHO: Inspection 12 WHERE: Freebird Live INFO: www.jaxlive.com Inspection 12 is picking up right where they left off with old friends, new music and a renewed appreciation for their hometown. The Jacksonville punk band will release its first new record in 11 years next month, and they are proud to have come back to the place where it all started. Guitarist  says it was hard for the band to put itself out there again after such a long absence but that things just seemed to fall into place. “It’s kind of a big deal for us, but …

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Diablo Sez: Jacksonville Music News October 2014

Diablo Sez: Music News for October 2014 – EU’s Jack Diablo stays on top of the Jacksonville music scene, so you don’t have to! Check in every month for album reviews, show recommendations, and local music news. SHOW RECOMMENDATIONS October 11 The Veldt, Cassius Claye & The Youngbloods at  Draw a line. On one end, put My Bloody Valentine and on the other, The Cure. In the middle you’ll find The Veldt, the ambient shoegaze project of twin brothers Daniel and Danny Chavis. That’s right, twin brothers named Daniel and Danny. They cut their teeth in the early nineties Chapel Hill …

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DIABLO SEZ on music – April 2014

There is simply TOO MUCH going on in Jacksonville this month! It only happens a couple times a year, but this is one of those times when the stars align, the weather is perfect, and everything happens. Don’t get caught looking back on April with regret. Try any combination of the following events, or seek out any of the many equally as entertaining options not listed below. Whatever you do, do something! The Elements of [/p2p] LAUNCH PARTY Do you f*%$ing love science?! Of course you do, or at least according to your Facebook, you do. But do you really love …

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