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Relax Radio: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

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Relax Radio: Sweet Dreams Are Made of These

In April, WJCT will launch a midnight to 5 a.m. music program that will help you do just what Dobie Grey asked for: Relax Radio, which has been featured on the public broadcast station’s HD3 channel 24/7 for the past year, will offer a playlist of over three thousand songs that is as representative of American popular music as any that has ever been curated.

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Complicated, but Alluring, Animals

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Complicated, but Alluring, Animals

For reasons not yet explained, Jacksonville has attracted a coterie of indie duos who are making their mark on that music scene locally as well as nationally. These are collaborations not only of music, but also of the heart.

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Giving the Devil His Artistic Due

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Giving the Devil His Artistic Due

If there are sirens that lead us through trying times, it may be Jessica Pounds and Sandy Wicker, a.k.a. Canary in the Coalmine. Their latest collaboration, Who Fears the Devil? is a collection of ten songs whose recurring theme is hope scratched from heartbreak; redemption from destruction.

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JacksonVegas: Jacksonville’s Dilatory Troubadour

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JacksonVegas: Jacksonville’s Dilatory Troubadour

Even a chameleon must return to its natural color. So it is with multi-genre artist and JacksonVegas front man Grant Nielson, who has returned to his folk roots with the release of his six-song EP, Someday is as Good as Any Day.

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Down by the Riverside

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Down by the Riverside

In the song “Take Me Down to Funky Riverside,” an anthem penned by local artist Mondo Mike celebrating that traditional Jacksonville neighborhood known for its diverse architecture and culture, there is the line “Music seeps up from the ground, grab the record, spin it around.”

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Parlour: San Marco’s Perfect Cocktail of Measure and Music

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Parlour: San Marco’s Perfect Cocktail of Measure and Music

A city’s music scene is often defined by the vitality of that art found in its districts or neighborhoods. Over the past few years Jacksonville’s districts have begun to show a pulse.

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The Crazy Daysies: Taking Root Country Style

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The Crazy Daysies: Taking Root Country Style

While Jacksonville may not be as steeped in southern culture as Charleston, Savannah or Mobile, it still has the geography that evokes a languid way of life: cypress-filled rivers and lowlands and humid afternoons with the sun languishing through the oaks and pines.

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