Best Live Music in Jax This Week | May 15-21

The Psychedelic Furs, Winona Forever, Songwriter's Night, '90s nostalgia and more

Psychedelic Furs press photo
Ushers of the new wave, the legendary Psychedelic Furs play the Florida Theatre this week | Courtesy of the artist

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For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page.

New Wave 

The Psychedelic Furs – Tuesday, May 16

Florida Theatre | Downtown Jacksonville

Iconic British new wave band The Psychedelic Furs plays the Florida Theatre on Tuesday. 

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Kirk Whalen, Charlie Shuck, Ryan Walker – Thursday, May 18

Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach

Jax-based singer-songwriter Andy Zipf hosts this monthly writers-in-the-round style show at Blue Jay. This month’s lineup features local bards Kirk Whalen, Charlie Shuck and Ryan Walker. 

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Garage Rock 

Halfway Hounds, Tidal Daze – Friday, May 19

Underbelly | Downtown Jacksonville

Warehouse Studios proprietor Ryan Turk’s latest garage-y project Halfway Hounds plays Underbelly with local indie post-punks Tidal Daze on Friday. 

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Vanilla Ice, Spin Doctors – Saturday, May 20 

Francis Field | St. Augustine

GenX chart-toppers Vanilla Ice and Spin Doctors headline the third annual As If! 90’s Fest, taking place at Francis Field in St. Augustine on Saturday. 

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Indie Rock 

Winona Forever, Corey Kilgannon, Erica Reese – Saturday, May 20 

The Walrus | Murray Hill 

Canadian indie band Winona Forever visits The Walrus with support from local singer-songwriters Corey Kilgannon and Erica Reese on Saturday. 

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