“The mixed tape is a list of quotations, a poetic form in fact; the cento is a poem made up of lines pulled from other poems. The new poet collects and remixes.” – Matias Viegener in Thurston Moore’s “Mix Tape: The Art of Cassette Culture” Before embarking on the assembly of an anthology, the curator must consider the form and function of such a venture. What is it trying to say, and who is the audience? Will the music tell new stories to different people? The art of a good compilation isn’t revealed through genre, alphabetical or chronological arrangement. A …Read More »
Sprinkle a Dash of Salt in Your Life!
Salt Life is more than just a slogan; it’s a lifestyle that’s reflected in everything from the surfers, anglers, boaters, sun worshipers, and simple appreciators of island time. It’s Pura Vida. The first annual will celebrate it all Saturday, June 18 at the SeaWalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach. Festival director has assembled an eclectic lineup of artists to reflect the nature of the salt life with , , , , , , and headliner . “First and foremost, [Salt Life] will be reflected in the music. Our lineup is such a terrific array of talent. Everything from the steel drum …Read More »
Community First Seawalk Music Fest: A Local Blend of Music, Fun, & Food
The vibrancy of our local music, art and food scene will be on full display June 20 at the 3rd annual . The free festival spotlights local food vendors, artists, and culture with an eclectic collection of the area’s top musicians including , , , , , , and . Read EU’s interview with Herd of Watts HERE. With such a feel-good menu of music from blues to southern rock, festival organizers are hoping to introduce up and coming local artists to a wider audience. Festival founder is also unveiling several new elements designed to appeal to the target audience. …Read More »
Northeast Florida Festivals: Spring 2014
February 27-March 9 There will be a Strawberry Queen, a midway, and diverse live entertainment (rockers from and violinist show the range of that diversity). Plant City, flstrawberryfestival.com February 28-March 2 Includes a midway of rides, food, entertainment and more for the whole family. Adults are $5; children 11-17 and adults 65+ are $3; children under 10 and active duty military are free. In St. Augustine, on the Beautiful Prince of Peace Grounds, off San Marco Avenue, near the Giant Cross. 101 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, thecathedralfestival.com March 1 Celebrate 140 years of light at the St. Augustine Lighthouse. …Read More »