The Neighborhood Playlist | February 24

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Neighbors! We’re at the end of February. The time was short, but hopefully you enjoyed the playlists and the interviews. In this episode, I sat with visual artist Erin Kendrick at Jacksonville Arts and Music School (aka JAMS) and we talked about the music she listens to as well as what she’s currently creating.  Enjoy the playlist below. #TOTHETOP  Corinne …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | February 17

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Neighbors! It’s Mr. Al Pete here with another round of tunes that were played on my show. I wanted to add a song that centered and commemorated the late J. Dilla (Mochilla presents Timeless: Suite for Ma Dukes – Untitled/Fantastic). He was a powerful source to hip hop, soul, and other genres. There are a vast amount of people that …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | February 10

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Happy February, Neighbors! I Hope the month is starting off well. On this walk through The Neighborhood, I interviewed my good friend and music brother Jay Myztroh of Cosmic Link, Stono Echo and other projects. We spoke on his music journey and how grateful he is to be in hist current position. Jay Myztroh and Friends opens for Grammy-nominated jazz …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | February 3

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What’s the word, everyone? This week, we took a field trip to the Avondale area and I had the honor of having a good friend and neighbor DJ Larry Love sit in as my a guest. Larry is part of the Duval collective L.O.V.E Culture and the founder of the monthly event RnB Mostly. We had breakfast at the Fox …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | Jan. 27

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Neighbors! Hope everyone is great. Here’s another round of the music I felt you’d love. I want to send a shout out to all of the blessings received throughout this month. I’m looking forward to sharing some good music and interviews soon. Thank you, everyone.  Peep the songs that aired. Hope you enjoyed the January shows. Let’s gear up for …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | Jan. 20

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It’s your favorite neighbor, Mr. Al Pete, with the playlist from the January 20 episode of The Neighborhood on WJCT News 89.9. On this walk through the neighborhood, I played a song from Texas-trio Khruangbin’s collaboration with retro-soul star (the ATL-native) Leon Bridges. I shared some producer tunes from Danger Mouse and the Jamla Records crew, and wrapped the show …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | Jan. 13

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It’s your favorite neighbor, Mr. Al Pete, again with the playlist from The Neighborhood’s January 13 show (every Saturday at 9 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9). Each week brings a new dose of contemporary hip hop and R&B, classic soul and more. And on this walk through the neighborhood, I played the legend Lupe Fiasco, and cuts from two of …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | Jan. 6

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Your favorite neighbor (that’s me: Mr. Al Pete) introduced The Neighborhood on January 6, 2024 on WJCT News 89.9, with a playlist of contemporary hip hop and R&B, classic soul and more. On my first walk through the neighborhood, I played Common (who’ll be playing at the Ft. Mose Jazz & Blues Series in February; full lineup announcement here), Emily …

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New Music Shows | JME Takes Over Saturday Nights on WJCT News 89.9

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The Jacksonville Music Experience will launch a new evening of music programming beginning Saturday, January 6 on WJCT News 89.9. Drawing on JME‘s roster of music contributors, and the music currently in rotation on WJCT’s new-music discovery station the Independent 89.9 HD4, JME Saturday Nights includes three new music shows. Beginning at 8 p.m., the Jax Music Hour puts the …

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Does André 3000’s ‘New Blue Sun’ Signal a New Dawn for Musical Expression?

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Fans of both Outkast and André 3000 have been begging for new music from the duo’s idiosyncratic cofounder. And in late November with New Blue Sun – his first album of new music in 17 years – André 3000 delivered. Sort of.  Though it’s probably not exactly what we’d all been pining for, André 3000’s flute-forward, ambient, instrumental album is …

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Ebonique, Broadway Louie and Kearsten Monielle Headline 904 Soul Showcase at Sing Out Loud

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Jacksonville artists Ebonique, Broadway Louie and Kearsten Monielle, along with DJ Larry Love, will perform as part of the Sing Out Loud festival’s 904 Soul showcase on Saturday, September 9 at Dog Rose Brewing in St. Augustine’s historic district. The showcase was put together by Mr. Al Pete, the Jacksonville hip-hop artist, DJ, media mogul and contributor to the Jacksonville …

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Duval Hip-Hop Artist Mecca thA Marvelous gets Contemplative on “Relapse”

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Jacksonville-based hip-hop artist Mecca thA Marvelous faces his audience, and more so himself, on “Relapse,” a reflective song from his new full-length album Jane Doe.  Finnish producer SBLMNL’s beat extends Mecca the opportunity to be vulnerable, as the young rapper uses the soundscape as a canvas for painting reminders to himself of the perils of falling victim to the jones. …

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Jax Musician Jay Myztroh Remembers His Friend and Collaborator, the late Paten Locke

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Introduction by Mr. Al Pete Music has a magical way of forging relationships. They say that the word is bond. Well, the music that matches the word makes this grip a steadfast one.  In particular, hip hop is known for having a dynamic way of bragging about who’s the best and who does it cooler. The cool aspect gets as …

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Go | Best Concerts in Jax this Week

'90s nostalgia, topnotch country, primo hip-hop and traditional bluegrass

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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. Here’s the rundown of what JME contributors want to see and hear in and around Jacksonville this week. Alt-Rock Incubus, Sublime with Rome – Tuesday, July 26 …

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Local Spotlight | Listen to 3 new tracks from Jax artists out now

Fresh new tunes from locals John Aloszka, LRK Chronicle feat. Mr. Al Pete and BeBe Deluxe

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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 and reverberating across the globe. This week, Jacksonville Music Experience contributors share three great new tracks by local artists out right now. Let’s dive in. “Simple As That” by LRK Chronicle (feat. Mr. Al Pete) With laid-back flow …

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Local Spotlight | ‘Blood On My Birkenstock’ is Freddy Bricks’ fourth album (this year)

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Something clicked for Freddy Bricks in 2020. He’d had been floating around the Jacksonville music scene for more than a decade before releasing his first studio album The Man Who Remembered Too Much, which earned Bricks high marks that year from Duval County’s hip-hop community. Then the floodgates opened.  That same year, he fed the scene, 11 Forks 1 Knife, …

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