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Courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Myra Oh, now a resident of Jacksonville, was born in Oakland, California and lived in the Bay Area into her early 20s.  At the age of 14, Myra enrolled in courses at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.  There she attended classes including figure drawing, fashion design, printmaking, and painting. During Myra’s senior year of high school she attended the Oxbow School, a private single semester arts school located in Napa, California. Myra enrolled in college after high school, with a focus on printmaking, but dropped out before graduating. During …

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Modest Mouse at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, by Ashley Chozas

Modest Mouse – St. Augustine Amphitheatre Review

has always seemed to have a love-hate relationship with Florida, yet he and the rest of continuously return to the beautiful state to captivate audiences from Jacksonville to Miami. This past Friday, July 17th, the band did just that, returning to the with an array of old and new tunes, keeping their audience at full attention. Fighting through the rain, an excited and wet crowd shuffled into the St. Augustine Amphitheatre to grab a few drinks and dry off before the first band began to play. Jacksonville’s own ! opened the show with an always upbeat, psychedelic love storm that …

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Modest Mouse at St. Augustine Amphitheater: A Humble Rodent Appears After Eight Years in Hiding

On tour supporting their latest album, Strangers to Ourselves, returns to the this month on Friday, July 17th. Following 2007’s We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, and company have created their first studio album in eight years, satisfying diehard fans and new listeners alike. Reminiscent of their last album, the latest single, ‘Lampshades on Fire,’ finds itself in a maelstrom of harmonious hooks and melodies that collide with the screaming bends and hammers of guitar and the unmistakable howls of Brock’s voice. Other songs on the album such as ‘Coyotes’ also evoke a familiar sound, yet with softer …

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Woven In Self titled EP

 is such a solid fixture in the Jacksonville music scene that it’s easy to forget she wasn’t born here and hard to accept that she’ll be leaving. With , the latest and most personal of her numerous bands, Johnson is making waves worth catching before she she leaves, and even with her busy schedule she was gracious enough to talk about it at length with EU. Johnson says she started playing violin in middle school, but it was TV networks like  and  exposing her to bands such as  which really got her interested in making music of her own. She …

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