Progressive Rock Guitarist Steve Hackett and the Art of Moving Forward from Genesis Onward

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Steve Hackett is many things: a pioneering progressive rock and jazz-fusion guitarist, an eager collaborator and tireless touring musician, and a classic-rock music survivor who remains refreshingly indifferent to pop-audience trends or attention. But one thing the 74-year-old Hackett certainly is not is idle. Whether it’s a matter of nervous energy or manic inspiration, along with being a core member …

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7 Concerts to See this Week in Jacksonville

Hiss Golden Messenger, Steve Hackett, Ekkstacy and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning. For a comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Indie-Folk/Alt-Country Hiss Golden Messenger – Wednesday, February 28 Intuition Ale Works | Downtown Jacksonville Prolific, Grammy-nominated indie-folk singer-songwriter Hiss Golden Messenger plays the Bier Hall inside Intuition Ale Works on Wednesday. Listen to JME’s Hurley Winkler talk to …

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8 Concerts to See this Week in Jacksonville

Wednesday & Hotline TNT, Lucinda Williams, JJ Grey & Mofro, Corey Kilgannon, Grace Potter and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning. For a comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Singer-Songwriter Corey Kilgannon – Wednesday, January 31  Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville Beach Fresh off his latest full length – the enjoyably experimental 2023 album Radiant Phaedrus – local bard Corey Kilgannon has a new solo-acoustic collection, Famous …

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Jax Musician Madison Hughes to Open for ‘90s Country Queen Terri Clark at the Florida Theatre

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Since appearing on NBC’s The Voice, local singer and guitarist Madison Hughes’s country music career has been steadily taking off. Late last year, she went viral with her cover of Morgan Wallen’s hit “I Deserve a Drink.”  Nowadays, Hughes splits time between Nashville and her hometown of Jacksonville, and she’ll be playing one of Northeast Florida’s biggest venues soon, opening …

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“The Music Carries You Along” | Martin Barre Talks a Half-Century of Jethro Tull and More

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On Thursday, November 2, guitarist Martin Barre brings his current tour A Brief History of Tull, to the Florida Theatre. Barre has arguably come full circle. The longtime Jethro Tull guitarist was born in Birmingham, U.K., a working-class town that also produced other formidable ‘60s musicians who went on to form The Move, Traffic and Black Sabbath. Influenced by jazz …

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Steep Canyon Rangers Bring Their Deep Take on Bluegrass to the Florida Theatre

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The Steep Canyon Rangers will return to the Florida Theatre on Saturday, November 4. Over the course of two decades, the group has collaborated with banjo-playing comedy legend Steve Martin, singer-songwriter Edie Brickell and a whole host of others on their way to be being heralded as one of the finest bluegrass outfits working today. And while the Rangers have …

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Best Live Music in Jax This Week | May 15-21

The Psychedelic Furs, Winona Forever, Songwriter's Night, '90s nostalgia and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. New Wave  The Psychedelic Furs – Tuesday, May 16 Florida Theatre | Downtown Jacksonville Iconic British new wave band The Psychedelic Furs plays the Florida Theatre on Tuesday.  Watch | Tickets | Map …

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The Best Live Music in Jacksonville this Week

Thelma and the Sleaze, Joan Jett, Sam Grisman Project, PW5K and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Funk Tower of Power – Tuesday, February 28  Florida Theatre | Downtown Jacksonville Bay Area legends Tower of Power celebrate 55-years of ear-turning funk at the Florida Theatre on Tuesday.  Watch | Tickets …

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Go | The Best Live Music in Jax this Week

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, Susto, Bobby Weir, Parking Lot Palooza and more

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Our weekly Go concert recommendations are updated every Monday morning and are always available on jaxmusic.org. For the comprehensive list of this week’s concerts, go to our live music calendar page. Americana  Shane Smith & The Saints – Tuesday, January 31 Underbelly | Downtown Jacksonville Austin, Texas Americana act Shane Smith & The Saints perform at Underbelly on Tuesday night.  Watch | Tickets | …

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Go | The best concerts in Jax this week

Electric Kif, Brian McKnight, Whiskey Myers y El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

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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. Fusion  Electric Kif – Wednesday, July 13 1904 Music …

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Robby Krieger of the Doors Returns to Jacksonville for a Night of Legendary Music

The iconic guitarist on the band's early influences, writing his memoir and more

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The Doors are many things for many people: mythical ‘60s band fronted by a singer mired in even greater mystery; a soundtrack for baby boomer history; a potent merger of inventive poetry and sophisticated music, even a cautionary tale of excess pushed to saturation.  Guitarist Robby Krieger has remained a viable force since the Doors disbanded decades ago. In the …

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Go | Here’s who’s playing in Jax this week

Empress of Soul Gladys Knight, diet country from the Kernal and John Prine’s brother Billy

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There’s lots of great live music on this week’s concert calendar. Here’s a list of what JME contributors want to see and hear in and around Jacksonville this week. NOTE: The CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission even if you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta …

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Go | Best bets for live music this week

49 Winchester, Authority Zero, John Paul White, Air Supply and a free show downtown

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There’s lots of great live music on this week’s concert calendar. Here’s a list of what JME contributors want to see and hear in and around Jacksonville this week. NOTE: The CDC recommends wearing a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission even if you are fully vaccinated, to maximize protection from the Delta …

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Go | ‘Hip Hop Nutcracker’ @ the Florida Theatre

Kurtis "The Breaks" Blow takes on Petipa, Ivanov and Tchaikovsky's ballet

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Most of us have seen some version of The Nutcracker at least once.  Heck, some of us (especially those of us who took dance lessons growing up), may have lost track of the number of times we’ve seen the classic two-act ballet choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov and scored by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. But, if it’s just not the …

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Clash between corporate mandates and state laws put Northeast Florida music venues in a bind

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For many the return of live music was a signpost on the way out of the new normal. In late June, Bruce Springsteen opened the curtain on Broadway’s reopening while The Foo Fighters’ Madison Square Garden set counted off the return of arena rock. Across Northeast Florida, venues large and small returned to full-capacity shows; no masks required. Thanks to …

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