Saya Gray Uploads ‘QWERTY II’ EP, Announces International Tour

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Following the release of her QWERTY II EP, Japanese-Canadian art-pop artist Saya Gray has announced an international tour in support of her new record, with shows in the U.K., E.U. and North America set for late spring. Gray released the seven-track QWERTY EP via Dirty Hit in May 2023, then delivered the seven-track follow-up last week—in a statement, the artist …

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Charley Crockett’s ‘$10 Cowboy’ Tour Comes to St. Augustine Amp This Summer

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Rising Americana star Charley Crockett has extended his tour in support of his forthcoming album $10 Cowboy (April 26, Son of Davy/Thirty Tigers), adding a late-August stop in the Ancient City. Though he’s typically billed as a country artist, Crockett’s self-described “Gulf & Western” sound is far richer and more nuanced than that label may suggest. The Texas-born, New Orleans-influenced …

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Faye Webster Adds Fall Florida Theatre Show Supporting ‘Underdressed at the Symphony’

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Now with another acclaimed album under her belt, Atlanta alt-folk singer-songwriter Faye Webster has announced a dozen new September and October shows, including a stop at Jacksonville’s storied Florida Theatre. Webster’s new shows are an extension of her impending North American tour in support of her fifth studio album Underdressed at the Symphony, released last week via Secretly Canadian. The …

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Electronic Fusion Faves the Thievery Corporation Announce May Backyard Stage Show at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

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Groundbreaking electronic group the Thievery Corporation will bring their global-music sound to the Backyard Stage at St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Tuesday, May 23. Presented by Intuition Ale Works, tickets for the show go on sale this Friday, March 8 and are available online and at the Amp box office. Thievery Corporation was formed in Washington, D.C. in 1995 by Rob …

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DIIV Announce North American Tour, Share (Totally Real) ‘SNL’ Stage With Fred Durst

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The fourth album from New York City shoegazers DIIV is on the way, and ahead of Frog in Boiling Water’s May 24 release via Fantasy Records, the band has unveiled a North American tour and a new music video, both with ties to the Sunshine State. After announcing their new album earlier this month, DIIV—Zachary Cole Smith, Andrew Bailey, Colin …

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Meet the Roadies | Duval Crew Unites Music-Tour-Support Professionals Based in Jax

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Calling all local roadies: Duval Crew wants to meet you and support you. The networking group, founded by Jacksonville-based tour manager John Shannon, seeks to connect tour managers as well as front-of-house technicians, engineers, merch managers, music photographers and videographers, and anyone else who supports bands on the road.  Shannon got his start managing acts on the road with Jacksonville-born …

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Shannon & The Clams Announce ‘The Moon Is in the Wrong Place,’ Share Title Track

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Out of unimaginable loss comes the latest — and most personal — album from Shannon & The Clams. Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, The Moon Is in the Wrong Place is the garage-psych quartet’s seventh full-length, and their third to be released via Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound. In August 2022, just weeks before their wedding, frontwoman Shannon Shaw’s …

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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Detail 2024 Tour, Including St. Augustine Stop

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Melbourne, Australia’s own experimental-rock juggernauts King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard have announced an extensive 2024 tour of North America and Europe in support of their latest album The Silver Cord, including a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre next November. If there are two things King Gizzard are known for, it’s the ever-shifting postures of their elastic maximalist sound …

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Asheville’s Wednesday Announce New Documentary and 2024 Shows, Including Jacksonville Stop

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It’s been a breakout year for Asheville indie-rock quintet Wednesday, and the momentum generated by the band’s latest and greatest album Rat Saw God is poised to carry them right into 2024: Karly Hartzman and company have announced the expansion of their current tour with new U.S. dates, including a February stop at Jack Rabbits, and a documentary on their …

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Bruce Springsteen cancels a slate of concerts, citing peptic ulcer disease

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Bruce Springsteen has canceled plans to play a slate of arena concerts this month, saying the move was recommended by his medical team due to “symptoms of peptic ulcer disease.” The musician pledged to make up the dates. Springsteen and The E Street Band had been set to perform at the JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday night before …

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D.C. Rapper Sa-Roc Commands Respect on “Talk To Me Nice”

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Ahead of her fall Talk To Me Nice tour, D.C.-born emcee Sa-Roc has shared a new single and video of the same name, our first preview of the as-yet-untitled follow-up to her 2020 Rhymesayers Entertainment debut, The Sharecropper’s Daughter. Produced by resident Rhymesayers studio-wizard Sol Messiah, “Talk To Me Nice” uses both its lyrics and instrumental to send one unmistakable …

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Backed by an All-Star Band of Florida Players, Jax Singer-Songwriter rickoLus Swings Through the Sunshine State 

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In August, Jacksonville singer-songwriter rickoLus will embark on a tour of the Sunshine State with Orlando indie-rock band The Pauses. rickoLus is the longtime project of the multi-talented Richard Colado, who, beginning with the power-pop band The Julius Airwave in the early-aughts, has been an integral member of the Northeast Florida music scene for two decades now. For the upcoming …

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Popular Indie-Folk Rockers Fruit Bats to Play Intuition in April

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On the heels of the just-released “Waking Up in Los Angeles,” indie-folk rock outfit Fruit Bats have announced a North American tour, which includes a stop in Jacksonville at the end of April. The first newly composed material since the band’s 2021 full lengthThe Pet Parade, “Waking Up in Los Angeles” unspools as an introspective take on the concept of …

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Jax Hip-Hop Group L.O.V.E. Culture Shares New Video, Provides Update on East Coast Tour

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When it came time to curate our 2023 Jacksonville Artists to Watch list, we made a concerted effort to not repeat any artists from the previous year’s list. In the case of Duval hip-hop collective L.O.V.E. Culture, we made an exception. If they ever hit a ceiling at all after the release of their debut full-length, 1827 N Pearl, in …

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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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Blink-182 are Getting the Band Back Together with a New Tour

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Blink-182, San Diego’s kings of pop-punk, are getting the band back together. Tom DeLonge is rejoining bandmates Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker for the first time in seven years. The band announced via their web site and social media that they would be embarking on a world tour starting in March 2023 are are releasing a new song, “Edging,” on …

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Go | Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow and Waxahatchee at The Amp

Two nights of songwriting expertise at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

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Top-flight songwriters Jason Isbell and Sheryl Crow have teamed up for a co-headlining summer tour, bringing along Katie Crutchfield (AKA Waxahatchee), herself an expert crafter of song. The trio kicks of the first of two consecutive nights in Northeast Florida at St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Thursday, June 9. Crow, who was a much sought-after songwriter-for-hire before striking out on her …

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Just Announced | Iron & Wine @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

The professorially dressed singer-songwriter brings his artful lyrics (and guitar) to Northeast Florida

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The South Carolina-bred, former film professor Sam Beam played an integral role in the neo-folk revival of the early aughts, dispensing a handful of whispery, lo-fi and critically lauded albums under the moniker Iron & Wine, including The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002) and Our Endless Numbered Days (2004). A studied visual artist, the often professorially dressed Beam’s cinematic lyrics …

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Just Announced | Leon Bridges, Thievery Corporation, Galactic, all coming to St. Johns County

Is the small-market touring boom upon us?

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After more than a year in hibernation, live music has come roaring back. And it seems we’re just getting started. If Pitchfork is to be believed, a small-market touring boom is underway. As booking agents battle it out for rooms in major market cities (New York City, Los Angeles, Austin), they’re increasingly having to get creative. In the grand scheme …

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