Coming on the heels of the Museum of Science & History’s (MOSH) announcement of its $80 million expansion, the popular Southbank museum will feature a unique multi-media concert, Music for Dinosaurs and Other Fantastic Beasts, to kick off its traveling exhibit, Expedition: Dinosaur, which opens Memorial Day weekend.
Thunder and Rain, a four song EP, is the latest offering from Jacksonville music bard Mike Bernos and his band, Ample Angst. If you’ve caught Mondo Mike and the Po’Boys playing a gig with Brittany Wescott (Spice) or Sara Sanders (Mama Blue) you know you get catchy melodies, infectious rhythms, and outstanding vocals.
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.
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.
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.
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.