All posts by Liz Peña

Umphrey’s McGee Rocks the Funk Out of St Augustine Ampitheater

Umphrey’s McGee has a large and loyal band of almost cultlike bohemian followers who know how to get down. It is no fluke; they have earned this. They have invented their own brand of rock, jazz, and funk tinged jam that is adventurous, honest, and totally inspired.

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Big Something Brings Skill and Good Vibes to St Augustine Amphitheatre

Big Something Delivers Fun Set to St. Augustine Fans

It takes a lot for a band to stand up to Umphrey’s McGee and put on a performance that their fans will enjoy and remember, especially outside in a festival setting. At their St Augustine Amphitheatre appearance, Big Something showed that they can do this with ease.

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As Lions and Goodbye June Stand Out Amongst Rockville Opening Acts

As Lions and Goodbye June Impress Rock Fans

Jacksonville Florida’s annual Welcome To Rockville festival brings metal, classic rock, alternative, and punk acts together downtown for two days of sweat, dirt, and good times. By mid-day Saturday two of the weekend’s stand out acts had already played, appearing on the same stages that bands like Soundgarden and Def Leppard would later grace. As Lions and Goodbye June both made the most of their short sets, bringing skill, charisma, and timeless influence onstage.

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Big Something Frontman Talks Touring, Inspiration, and Future Plans

Big Something has begun to earn their place on the festival circuit and become a household name for fans of groovy rock meets jam band music. I recently had the opportunity to discuss Big Something’s upcoming tour with the group’s frontman Nick MacDaniels. He explained the group’s unique sound and filled us in on what Big Something has in store for the future. Check out what he had to say about inspiration, touring, and the future of Big Something.

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Robert Pollard and Guided By Voices Debut Hundreth LP; New Video

5° on the Inside – Guided by Voices

Guided By Voices has been entertaining a loyal cult of fans with new indie alternative releases for over thirty years. Frontman Robert Pollard has just achieved a rare level of accomplishment, having released his 100th LP, August by Cake, joined by some of the evolving lineup of musicians who join him in GBV.

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The Dream Eaters Enter Indie Scene with New Release We are a Curse

We Are A Curse – The Dream Eaters

The Dream Eaters have introduced themselves to the indie scene with their April 2017 release We are a Curse. It is a record that melds despondent, echoing vocals, with gently finger-picked guitars and at times dissonant electronic background noise to create a pensive, lullaby-like experience for the listener.

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Scooter Brown Band Impresses

The Scooter Brown Band Impresses Opening for Charlie Daniels Band

Upon arriving at the Florida Theater to see the Charlie Daniels Band perform, I did not know there would be an opening act performing. After discovering who The Scooter Brown Band was, I ended up being more than pleasantly surprised by this new act’s bold southern rock sound and sexy yet down-home stage charisma.

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Charlie Daniels Band Brings New Music to Florida Theatre

Charlie Daniels Band – Jacksonville Show Review

When Charlie Daniels strides onstage in his silver buckled blue jeans, leather boots, and hat, it is clear that he is not like many eighty year old musicians who still occasionally limp out on stage to warble an old chart topper. He establishes himself as a presence- a presence that doesn’t give a damn about anything but the music.

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