Rock & Blues & SOL
Last week marked the return of St. Augustine’s Sing Out Loud Festival. The month-long fest features more than 100 performances, including big-time headliners and dozens of local acts.
There’s more to check out in St. Johns County. You can read about all of our SOL staff picks here. There’s also plenty of music in Duval this week. Here are our recommendations.
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The Schizophonics w/ Mercy Mercy – Tuesday, September 14
Jack Rabbits | San Marco
Hailing from San Diego, The Schizophonics raucous, retro blend of garage, psych and surf will no doubt resonate with residents of our own waterborne city, which has been cranking out loud, reverb-drenched sounds since seemingly time immemorial. Jax-based trio Mercy Mercy, standard bearers for the city’s current garage scene, opens the show. Doors at 7 p.m.
Shane Malone – Friday, September 17
Jack Rabbits | San Marco
Much buzzed about local indie rocker Shane Malone celebrates the release of his latest single “Split In Two” at Jack Rabbits on Friday. It’s worth checking out. Doors at 8 p.m.
Parquet Courts – Saturday, September 18
St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine
Noisy NYC garage rockers Parquet Courts bring their infectious cacophony to the St. Augustine Amphitheatre. Across seven studio albums in eleven years, the band has kept up a cooler-than-thou mystique, evoking an inoffensive pretension that compliments their educated-punk ethos.Chicago thee-piece DEHD opens the show.
Cedric Burnside – Sunday, September 19
Colonial Oak Music Park | St. Augustine
Grammy-nominated, Memphis-born contemporary blues artist Cedric Burnside plays a free show at Colonial Oak Music Park on St. George Street in St. Augustine’s historic district. The 39-year-old Burnside’s recent release, I Be Trying, includes contributions from members of the Alabama Shakes and the North Mississippi Allstars, and is a testament to Burnside’s undeniable skills at pushing the blues deep into the future. Burnside hits the stage at 8:30 p.m. Locals kickoff a bill that gets going at 2:30 p.m.
This Is a Free Event