Tag Archives: Underbelly

Duval Mercantile, Art Walk pop-up, Downtown Jacksonville, Emily Moody, Varick Rosete

Beyond Downtown Artwalk: Duval Mercantile Pop-Up Shop for the Holidays

A Jacksonville business owner is making it easier to shop local this holiday season. Emily Moody-Rosete, who operates the downtown Wolf & Cub boutique on Laura Street, is bringing a pop-up storefront to the space formerly occupied by La Cena restaurant. Located at 211 North Laura Street, Duval Mercantile will grace the historic Elks Building. Duval Mercantile will celebrate its grand opening November 7th during Artwalk and will remain open through the month of December. As the former owner the live music venue in the downtown core and Anomaly in the Five Points neighborhood, Emily Moody-Rosete knows how to create …

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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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The Alley Sessions: The Backstreets of Jacksonville’s Elbow

Hidden in the back alleys behind , 1904, and the  lies the setting for the Alley Sessions, a takeaway show, interview, and performance video featuring a wide range of some of Jacksonville’s greatest and most unique musical acts. The alleys behind the two to three story high brick buildings are donned in graffiti and murals, creating the perfect background for these intimate and revealing shows. Premiering in November of 2015, the video series is presented by , and the , produced and funded by , in association with and . Within each episode, the seeks to explore the history of …

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DARYL HANCE POWER TRIO + EUGENE SNOWDEN and FRIENDS

FRIDAY AUGUST 14th 2015 UNDERBELLY 113 EAST BAY STREET JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202 904-353-6067 DOORS 8:00 PM SHOW 9:00 PM $8 Both Jacksonville, Florida’s Power Trio, and Orlando, Florida’s Eugene Snowden and Friends, have teamed up again to do a Florida tour that will bring an action packed night of high energy soul, funk, dirty blues, and rock and roll groove to Jacksonville’s on Friday August 14th, Tampa’s on Sunday August 16th, and to Orlando’s  on Saturday August 22nd. Hance is gearing up for the release of his 3rd album this fall. The follow up to 2014’s smoker , this new as of yet …

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summertime and the livin’s busy for Herd of Watts

It’s summertime and the livin’s busy for . The bluesy Jacksonville-based quartet has a full plate this month with a supporting performance in under their belt and shows June 20 at the and June 26 at . Brothers Matthew and talked with EU Jacksonville about playing music together, new directions, the buzz downtown and how the progress will continue. Ben knew what it was to be a member of a band, playing for the better part of a decade before brother Matthew joined on keyboard. Herd of Watts originally formed in February, 2013 as a five-piece but later transitioned to …

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Underbelly Celebrates 3 Year On Top

Three years ago, the owners of rolled the dice and re-opened the venue in an area of downtown Jacksonville usually reserved for the legal sect. There wasn’t a lot going on in terms of live music but they hoped that the move would help inspire change. The gamble paid off. Underbelly celebrates its third anniversary Saturday with the release of new album Ground & Air with supporting openers and at 113 East Bay Street 353-6067, www.underbellylive.com. According to the club’s website, the excitement is palpable. “Can you believe it’s only been 3 years since we moved downtown?!? We can’t either!!” …

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Jazz Fest After Dark: The Urban Core Comes Alive at Sundown

The downtown scene comes alive in the late night, long after the acts of the have finished their sets. This year, for the third year in a row, returns during May 22-24, 2015, for free, late night fun and music in nine different venues, featuring over 60 different musical artists. Jazz Fest After Dark organizers aim to give Jazz Fest attendees a reason to stay and explore the Jacksonville nightlife with a wide range of different artists and venues, all for free. After years of having thousands of people and patrons flock Downtown for the Jazz Fest, Jazz Fest After …

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Collective Con 2015

The Rash of Con – Collective Con Lands at Fairgrounds

Collective Con Brings Nationally Trending Nerd Culture to Jacksonville Nerd culture conventions are not just the fodder of late night talk show jokes anymore. The days of convention attendants being mocked for not having girlfriends is a thing of the past. In the last 5 years, the larger conventions, like San Diego’s famous , have grown so popular, you have to buy your tickets almost a year in advance or it’ll sellout before you even know what character you intend to go as.  in Atlanta has proven that this phenomenon isn’t exclusive to the west coast. Recently, Orlando’s  has even …

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A Rookie Plans for One Spark: An All-Inclusive Guide for First Timers at One Spark

Taking place in Downtown Jacksonville from April 7th through the 12th, the third annual One Spark is the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festival. The festival acts as a platform for Creators to showcase their projects and ideas in the categories of Art, Education, Health & Science, Music, Technology, and Social Good. Festival attendees are then given the opportunity to contribute directly to the Creator Projects, vote for the Project to receive a portion of $350k and learn and discover new ideas from all those participating in the festival. Now that everyone is well aware of what One Spark is exactly, let’s …

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EU’s Official Music Creator Showcase at One Spark

With the month of April gently knocking at our front door, downtown Jacksonville is warming up for the third annual or “The world’s largest crowdfunding festival” on April 7-12. As part of the 2015 festival, EU Jacksonville newspaper is partnering with as the official venue for the Music Creator Showcase. This year there will be two $15,000 prize awards determined through crowd voting and a juried panel of music industry professionals. So, what does this mean? All music creators being showcased at Underbelly will have the chance to create something magical, something worth not only being a part of but …

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