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Primus, The Fritz, Battles, Madeleine Peyroux and more visit Northeast Florida

Enduring and endearingly weird and three-piece powerhouse Primus plays the St. Augustine Amphitheatre this weekend | Credit: Image courtesy of the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Each week, the JME team looks long and hard at the concert calendar to identify the best shows in Jacksonville. Our weekly Go recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org.

Here’s the rundown of what JME contributors want to see and hear in and around Jacksonville this week.


Battles – Thursday, May 5 

Jack Rabbits | San Marco

New York experimental trio Battles brings their synth-loop-girded sonic strangeness to San Marco’s Jack Rabbits on Thursday. 

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Ajeva + Mama Blue – Friday, May 6

James Weldon Johnson Park

Healthcare provider CarePluse provides a free block party on Friday with music from St. Pete funk sextet Ajeva and local soul-blues-act Mama Blue. Party goes from 5-9 p.m.

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The Fritz – Friday, May 6

Underbelly | Downtown Jacksonville

Popular purveyors of soul-infused psych-funk, The Fritz plays Underbelly in Downtown Jacksonville on Friday. 

Psych Pop

Fast Preacher + Bobby Kid – Saturday, May 7

The Walrus | Murray Hill

Durham, NC psych-pop outift Fast Preacher visits ultra-hip, newish Murray Hill establishment The Walrus, with support from buzzy indie-rock locals Bobby Kid on Saturday.

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Primus – Saturday, May 7

St. Augustine Amphitheatre | St. Augustine

One of the most off-topic benefactors of the ‘90s gold rush on guitar-based bands, El Sobrante, California trio Primus was just too damn good to be ignored. Nearly thirty years after their formation, they’re still pushing boundaries, and will make a stop at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Saturday.  

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Madeleine Peyroux – Sunday, May 8

PV Concert Hall | Ponte Vedra

Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux mines a distinctive brand of swing-era jazz, while effortlessly bending a range of genres –– from country blues to gospel –– to her will (and she’s been doing so for going on 30 years!). Peyroux performs at the PV Concert Hall on Sunday. 

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