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Local Spotlight | 3 New Songs by Jax Artists Out Now

We’re all about music discovery here at the Jacksonville Music Experience. And as we unearth new tunes from artists around the globe, we love to shine the high beams of our Local Spotlight series on the beautiful noise emerging from Northeast Florida. This week, we’ve got three great new tracks by Jacksonville artists.
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Watch Prince Rip One of the Greatest Guitar Solos in Music History During This All-Star Rendition Of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Joined by Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood and Dhani Harrison, His Purple Highness blows the roof off the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With 1984’s Purple Rain (opens in new tab), Prince gave his fans a hint of the shape of things to come. The influence of Jimi Hendrix was writ large everywhere you looked, but never more so than on the title track.
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Top 10 albums of 2022

The book is closing on 2022, and what a year it has been for music. Giant stars came back out of the shadows after COVID-19 and delivered some of their best work yet, including Beyonce, Björk and Kendrick Lamar. Pop stars like Taylor Swift, The Weeknd and Harry Styles also released hit albums. Drake put out multiple projects, Bad Bunny was fantastic and Steve Lacy hit the mainstream more than ever before. Alas, this list is a personal opinion of the 10 best albums 2022 offered.
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Review: Pond Brought Their Soaring Psychedelia to The Metro

With nine records in the bank and almost fifteen years of touring under their belts, Pond is a veteran outfit with a firm identity and established fanbase. Their output has been consistently satisfying for fans of their genre, which justifies the band’s underrated popularity, prominent festival booking, and well-attended club shows.
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Chris Mazuera Shares Debut Album “Lets Take A Trip”

New York-based producer and lo-fi sensation Chris Mazuera shares his latest album Let’s Take A Trip. The multi-instrumentalist released six singles leading up to the project, which received adds to Spotify’s chill lofi study beats playlist and Apple Music editorials such as “SLEEP” and “LoFi Jazz – Global.”

Feelingless – Metal against Animal Cruelty Review

Feelingless’ closest relatives are mid-2000s metalcore artists like As I Lay Dying and Darkest Hour. The song structures on Metal against Animal Cruelty are simple; verses with melodeath riffs alternate with soaring clean choruses, with nondescript chugging thrown in for good measure. The band’s goal is to make memorable music, not to reinvent metal. Still, the frantic aggression in the riffs and the flailing guitar solos demonstrate that guitarists Markaida and Pedro J. Monge have talent galore. Metal against Animal Cruelty also gains some variety from its numerous guest vocal appearances, including big names like Bjorn Strid (Soilwork, The Night Flight Orchestra) and a searing performance by Ville Viljanen (Mors Principium Est). To his credit, Markaida evidently poured a truckload of effort into making this labor of love come together.

Popular Creeps “All Of This Will End In Tears”

Second album of 80s Minneapolis influenced pop-punk from Detroit-based band. Popular Creeps are a four-piece, two-guitar band from Detroit, who took their name from a solo single by former Replacements’ drummer Chris Mars. The band formed in 2018 when guitar player and vocalist Lenny Grassa answered an ad looking for a guitarist/singer influenced by Guided by Voices and the Minneapolis pop-punk sound. Popular Creeps have been hailed as torchbearers of the mid-to-late ’80s college rock sound. Their sound could be described as a melange of three bands beginning with R: The Replacements, R.E.M. and The Rolling Stones. The band themselves offer: “If The ‘Mats, Buffalo Tom and Television got into a bar fight, it might sound like us… maybe?”

Sonic sounds in the lounge

Laughter could be heard as a guy in a baseball hat and a The Cure shirt carried an iPad paced around The Naked Lounge, as he adjusted audio levels during sound check. Wearing a beanie and hoodie-leather jacket, Jake Sprecher stood outside of the cafe in the post-rain cold gathering the $10 cover fee to come in and listen to the music artists, Braelen Addison, Melli Farias and MacRae, featured during KCSC’s Sonic Sounds event on Dec. 3.

Iron Maiden Forget Key Element On Number Of The Beast Track 2022 In Review

Iron Maiden Forget Key Element On Number Of The Beast Track was a top 22 story from $m 2022: Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has revealed that one of the songs on the band's landmark "Number Of The Beast" is missing a key element. Bruce made the revelation during the...

Various Artists (Kribo Records): Sounds Of Lecak Vol. 1 [Album Review]

Even with the internet connecting us with people all over the world, it’s often easy to look past music scenes in other countries. Whether it’s because of a (perceived) language barrier, genre pigeonholing (“world” music), or just the sheer amount of music there is to keep track of, seeking out new artists and songs from across the globe can be daunting—unless, that is, you have someone to point you at the good stuff.

Viridian Deliver a Masterclass in Ambience with ‘Preface’

At the young age of 17, Michael Di Spirito and Danielle Davie decided to form the indie-electro band, Viridian. As such, they have described their music as an “exploration of youth”. Composed of the deeply personal yet universally relatable themes of loneliness, growing up, and survival, their 2022 debut album ‘How To Survive in the Woods’ could quite easily be called a concept album – and a beautiful one at that.

Album Review – Fearful Symmetry’s “The Difficult Second”

Tracks: Mood Swings and Roundabouts (6:00), The Difficult Second (3:56), Light Of My Life (5:39), Shifting Sands (4:07), Eastern Eyes (5:15), The Song Of The Siren (4:57), Hope (5:35), Sandworm (6:37), Shukraan Jazilaan (3:23), Warlords (14:45) Fearful Symmetry is the brainchild of Suzi James, a UK-based multi-instrumentalist. working with Yael...

‘AstroYeti’ drops reggae infused new single ‘Box Wine’

Blending elements of funk, ska, and psychedelic-rock, new Conch Town Record signing AstroYeti return with their new single ‘Box Wine’, the third release to be taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Gnarly Gumlie’s Voodoo Van’. The Key West trio’s latest offering showcases the band’s musical...

‘Beggars Banquet’: Why The Rolling Stones’ Classic Is A Feast For The Ears

The Rolling Stones remain rightly proud of their album Beggars Banquet, which marked a return to their more classic sound after the previous psychedelic experimentation of Their Satanic Majesties Request. The band have said that Beggars Banquet “changed everything for The Rolling Stones,” describing it on their official website as...

The Reason Queen’s John Deacon Didn’t Make A Solo Album

It’s not that much of a surprise that the lead singer often gets all the attention and becomes the face of a band. For instance, Robert Plant, Jim Morrison, and James Hetfield are the first names that come to mind when thinking about their respective bands. While their bandmates made crucial contributions to their sound, these frontmen’s names and faces flash in our minds whenever we come across their efforts.

RECAP: King Calaway at Southern Roots – Dec. 6

What a way to send off the inaugural season of 92.5 Kickin’ Country’s Nashville Hot concert series! King Calaway‘s perfect harmonies, positive vibes and string-shredding guitar solos wowed even those of us who’d seen them before, and fittingly end-capped a truly hot concert series! On Tuesday, Dec. 6, they took the stage and blew the doors off Southern Roots Smokehouse in West Ashley right away with “Like a Good Time,” then kept us rocking with their harmonic spin on favorites like Travis Tritt’s “Great Day to Be Alive” and feelin’ our feels with Morgan Wallen’s “Cover Me Up” and shouting along to catchy originals like “Driver’s Seat.”

Fruition Trio stops by OK Theatre

ENTERPRISE — Showcasing their well-loved songs in a new-fangled package, the Fruition Trio makes a tour stop at the OK Theatre Dec. 9. The songwriting and harmonizing front members of Fruition are doing an experiment, band member Kellen Asebroek said, by performing without bassist Jeff Leonard and drummer Tyler Thompson, who became first-time fathers this year.