Big Thief: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Popular indie band performs songs from its new album and an unreleased track

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I love seeing friends playing comfortably at home, especially when those friends are members of my favorite band. What we see in this Tiny Desk (home) concert is playfulness substituting for the intensity that I normally find in Big Thief on a big stage. This band has made many of my best-loved albums in the past few years, beginning with …

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Local Spotlight | 3 New Indie-Rock Songs by Jax Artists Out Now

New music from SolaFide!, Bed Bug Guru and The Citrus Trees

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We’re always keeping our ear to the ground in order to put the spotlight on the beautiful noise emerging from Northeast Florida. This week, Jacksonville Music Experience contributors share three new songs by local artists that we think you’ll dig. Let’s dive in. “Howl” by The Citrus Trees What began as a solo project by Lucas Mougeot in 2017, the …

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Inside Soccer Mommy’s Widescreen World

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Clients of Nashville’s historic Sound Emporium studios are reminded right away that they’re in elite company. Plaques commemorating the commercial success of Kenny Chesney, Kacey Musgraves and other past patrons line the hallways, and across from the reception desk is a wall of framed snapshots, taken when the likes of Vince Gill, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss and Robert Plant …

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Luna Luna | Live on the JME Soundstage

Watch Austin indie-pop band Luna Luna perform at WJCT

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Attempting to label Austin, Texas band Luna Luna using any contemporary sonic descriptor — say: indie, dream pop, fusion, retro dance pop, etc. — is a reductive exercise. The band draws on such a wide array of influences to craft their sound, that striking a bullseye with an apt characterization can feel like trying to hit a moving target from …

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Go | The Best Concerts in Jax this week

Each week, the JME team looks long and hard at the concert calendar to identify the best shows in Jacksonville. Our weekly Go recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. Here’s the rundown of what JME contributors want to see and hear in and around Jacksonville this week. Reggae/Rap  Iration & Atmosphere – Thursday, July 21 St. …

The 22 Best Albums of 2022 So Far

The JME team picks the records that have made our year

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We’ve written about a lot of music this year. More songs and records than we can count. We’ve listened to even more.  Just a touch past the halfway point of 2022, the JME team decided to take stock of what we’ve heard so far. The resulting list — The 22 Best Albums of 2022 (So Far) — just scratches the …

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JME Live Music Calendar

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JME Live Music CalendarYour guide to concerts and music events in Jacksonville and across Northeast Florida. See the full list of upcoming shows below, or check out our Go Concert Picks to see what the Jacksonville Music Experience team wants to see and hear this week (we update our picks every Monday).MAR 5 – MAR 118 Concerts to See this Week in …