Tag Archives: Jack Rabbits

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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17th Annual Gram Parsons Guitar Pull and Tribute Festival Is held Sept. 26-27

It started small, just a few local pickers gathered in’s backyard in Waycross, GA. Two years later, this collection of musicians would evolve in an annual celebration of the life and music of . By 2001, Griffin says the event was drawing a bigger crowd than he could comfortably accommodate. “My home has always been a welcome haven for music,” he says. “But after the ’01 tribute, I woke up the next morning to find dirty footprints in my bathtub and thought maybe it’s time for a change.” Parsons, the influential artist, musician and trail blazer who left this world …

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Songs of the St. Johns River

What: Songwriting Contest When: Entries due online on Sept. 6th Where: Show at 8pm, Sept. 20th at Jack Rabbits Inspiration for new artistic material can come from anywhere. For the first time, the Annual  Songwriting Contest will offer a songwriting category specific to the . The  and  are partnering with  to honor the legacy of  and the St. Johns River through original songs that have been inspired by the ecology and environmental issues associated with the river. If you don’t know who Gram Parsons is, you probably should. Parsons is often credited with helping to found both country rock and …

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Ben Taylor-Born to Sing

“In the great forest a little elephant is born. His name is . His mother loves him very much. She rocks him to sleep with her trunk, singing softly to him.” – “Babar the Elephant” by Jean de Brunhoff  is the pride of the elephants. He was once hushed into slumber by graceful elephant lullabies, nestled deep in his great forest home in the big city. Taylor doesn’t hide his legacy. He calls the elephants in the room by name. To us, they are  and . To him, they are just mom and dad. “It’s Babar, but I call it …

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Sebadoh at Jack Rabbits: Show Review

Perhaps  was the perfect venue for the show. It’s smaller size and lo-fi feel (and no sign outside the venue) seemed like exactly the kind of place that could have played twenty years ago. The wave of late-eighties to early-nineties indie nostalgia has been breaking across all the major music blogs, and the shores of Jacksonville on Sunday. Sebadoh is the notable band of  bassist . Opening acts included and . The latter really energized the crowd with their hazy jams. Their last track, “As Long As I Forget” featured lots of distortion and experimental riffs. As mentioned in the …

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Lou Barlow interview with ‘the godfather’ of the DIY indie aesthetic

 is humble. Often times when interviewed, the interviewer mention Barlow’s status as indie rock royalty; a title which he often shrugs off. But Lou Barlow is an important figure, often named ‘the godfather’ of the DIY indie aesthetic. Between his work with , , ,  as well as his own solo records, Barlow has pioneered some of the most influential music and recording techniques. Stephen Malkmus of Pavement is also credited with bolstering the importance and popularity of lo-fi recordings. Malkmus and Barlow could probably be considered contemporaries. But while Malkmus’ style of lyric writing was always sarcastic, Barlow often …

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