Matthew Shaw’s Favorite Albums of 2022

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As we spin the final grooves of 2022, JME Contributors are recapping their favorite music of the year. My approach to music listening reminds me of the way former Daily Show host Jon Stewart used the action of a youth soccer match as an analogy for the short-attention span of cable news. In essence, the entire rosters of both teams …

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The 10 Best Rock Albums of 2022

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We still believe in rock and roll — as a force for good, laughter, debauchery, introspection or whatever revs your energy on a Saturday night. In 2022, the top 10 rock albums took a pilgrimage to Memphis, communed with theologians and poets, found the interconnectedness of all beings and danced through pain and pleasure. Below, find a ranked list of …

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Go | The Best Concerts in Jax this Week

Kevin Morby, Maggie Rose, W.I.T.C.H. and more

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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. For the comprehensive list of this week’s shows, go to our calendar page. Indie-Folk Kevin Morby – Tuesday, October 18 Intuition Ale Works | Downtown Jacksonville Fresh off …

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Go | Kevin Morby at Intuition Ale Works

With a critically acclaimed new album, the popular singer-songwriter makes a stop in Jacksonville

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Singer-songwriter Kevin Morby is currently on tour in support of his critically acclaimed new record, This Is A Photograph (out now on Dead Oceans), and will make a pitstop in Jacksonville at the Bier Hall inside Intuition Ale Works’ Downtown taproom on Tuesday, October 18. Before 2014’s critically acclaimed Singing Saw, Morby was already a veteran of the indie music scene. …

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New Mix | Fresh Squeeze

Discover the best new music by local, regional, national and international artists

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Each month, JME contributors pick the juiciest noise emanating from Northeast Florida and beyond for our Fresh Squeeze playlist. Featuring a few dozen new tunes from local, regional, national and international artists, there are no rules or genre restrictions; just songs we thought were worth a share. This month we’ve got a ton of great new music in rotation, including …

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Go | Live Music Recommendations

Time to Sing Out Loud

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The month-long Sing Out Loud Festival kicks off in St. Johns County this week. With more than 100 performances scheduled in and around St. Augustine’s historic district, SOL is set to dominate the September calendars of JME Contributors. (You can read our staff picks for SOL here.)  It’s a busy month of music. Here’s what the JME team will be …

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JME Recommends | Sing Out Loud Staff Picks

What to see and hear at September’s Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine

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Remember livestream festivals? Right. Not the same.  The return of live music got going in earnest early this summer, when Lollapalooza welcomed 300K-plus (vaccinated) fans to Chicago. Popular online music publication Pitchfork brings its indie-heavy fest back to Chicago during the second week in September.  Here in Northeast Florida, music fans have been chomping at the bit, reveling in the …

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Just Announced | Kevin Morby added to Sing Out Loud lineup

Wildly popular singer-songwriter will play a free show at the Lightner Museum

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Singer-songwriter Kevin Morby will play a free show at the Lightner Museum as part of 2021’s Sing Out Loud Festival. The announcement comes just weeks after the initial lineup announcement for the popular, multi-venue St. Johns County festival. With NYC garage rockers Parquet Courts already on the docket, Sing Out Loud is slated to be a hot ticket for fans …

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