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Introducing Hopped Up: A new column celebrating craft beer in Florida and beyond

BY JACK TWACHTMAN A.K.A. JACK DIABLO Y’all didn’t think I was gone forever, did you? , I’m done writing about music. But I’m not done writing. From here on out, in Jacksonville right here in EU Magazine. Why, you ask? Let’s face it, craft beer is booming, and it’s here to stay. The $22.3B industry has more than doubled its share of the market since 2011 and continues to grow at double digit rates according to the Brewers Association’s latest report. If you thought it was just a fad, think again. Craft beer isn’t only booming, it’s changing at a …

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The Elbow, Burro Bar, Downtown Vision, DVI, Jacksonville, FF

Adios! DIABLO SEZ – July 2016

For the past eight years I’ve observed, reported on, participated in, facilitated, and otherwise dedicated a considerably decent part of my life to supporting here in Jacksonville. It started , , , , and . I’ve been in at least six bands that I can recall, some you’ve never heard of, some I’m quite proud of, and most importantly, I started a venue downtown with some friends that I booked and promoted for the first few years. By the time you are reading this, will have held its final show, which may or may not be the last I ever …

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Millentrepreneurs of #Duval

Kicked into existence in 1979, I was born on the tail-end of what is commonly referred to as Generation X. My generation was the offspring of the often tarred-and-feathered Baby Boomers, and we’re usually thought of as the aimless kids who brought you plaid, grunge music, and web design. We were the meandering daydreamers who were too busy cranking The Pixies CDs, quoting Tarantino films, or saying “amen” to Janeane Garofalo to be caught up in material matters. If the clichés are to be believed, we were disenfranchised by broken Reaganomics and jaded from watching happiness elude our fiscally responsible …

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Festival Feed-Back

With the Spring festival season rapidly approaching, we reached out to some locals who know a thing or two about the circuit to get their thoughts and feelings on some of their favorite festival experiences. Here’s what they had to say…  (Avid Concertgoer) What has been your favorite festival?  2012 (Austin) What made it so great? The number of stages and the variety of the lineup. There’s always something good to see, including stand-up comedy! Favorite festival performance? Toss up between LCD Soundsystem at 2010 (Chicago) and Trail of Dead at Fun Fun Fun Fest. If you threw your own …

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october, 2021

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