Jax Music Hour Playlist | May 18

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Last week on the Jax Music Hour (Saturdays at 8PM on WJCT News 89.9 FM), we spun an hour’s worth of artists we’ll be hearing at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival next weekend, May 24-26, at Metropolitan Park and Daily’s Place in Downtown Jacksonville. It’s free to attend but you can get VIP tickets and learn more about the festival here. …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | May 18

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How’s it going, Neighbors? I hope you enjoyed last weekend’s show. If you missed it, below is the list of jams I played, with links to stream at your convenience. I shared a snippet of a conversation I had with pianist, producer, and regal gentleman Bruce V. Allen. We had lunch at Celestia’s Coastal Cuisine (which was tasty) and reflected …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | April 27

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Last week on the Jax Music Hour, we celebrated the sounds of the First Coast: homegrown and passing through. The hour included local bands like Howdy, Yaupon Holly, and Tidal Daze, and touring artists such as Sweeping Promises, The Association, and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears.  We also heard from a band that fits both categories, local and touring: …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | April 20

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Last week on the Jax Music Hour, we wove touring artists like The Turtles, Faye Webster, and Andy Grammer in with local acts such as K.UTIE, HUAN, and The Julius Airwave. Here’s what played on the Jax Music Hour on April 20. Catch future episodes of the show on the air on 89.9 WJCT News every Saturday at 8PM, part …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | April 20

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Hey Neighbors! Hope you enjoyed the show if you listened. If not, I have a playlist of tunes from the show below for your streaming pleasure. Thanks again to hip-hop emcee Seafood Sam for taking time to bless the neighbors with an interview. I truly enjoy his story and his music.  May is ALREADY here! With that, I’m sending blessings …

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Electro Lounge Playlist | April 20

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The Electro Lounge is back and rolling out weekly dreamscapes — an eclectic hour of chillout, downtempo cuts every Saturday at 10 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9. Here’s what we played on April 20. 1 DE PHAZZ –  Cherry Golden HoursStream 2 Eric Hilton – Midnight MilanStream 3 De Phazz – While The MoonStream 4 Lonnie Liston Smith, Adrian Younge, …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | April 13

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This week, the Jax Music Hour went country! We rounded up country and Americana music from local artists like Folk is People, Rambler Kane, and Patsy’s Daydream, as well as touring artists such as Morgan Wade, Mac McAnally, and Jim White. Here’s what played on the Jax Music Hour this week. Catch future episodes of the show on the air …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | April 13

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Good neighbors! Hope all is good in your areas! Below are the tunes that I shared with the neighbors and groovers.  On this walk through the neighborhood, I played some hometown music: KALE THAT RAPS, Kenzie’s Place, and Ebonique, and some other gems that compliment well. Be on the lookout for an exclusive interview with Seafood Sam. It’s a great …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | March 9

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Last week on the Jax Music Hour (Saturdays at 8PM on WJCT News 89.9 FM), we shined a spotlight on harpist Brandee Younger, who’ll be joining us on the WJCT Soundstage on Thursday, March 14. Get tickets to the show here. In addition to other artists coming through Northeast Florida soon, we played a mix of local jams from K.UTIE, …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | March 9

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Neighbors! I hope your month is moving well and you are doing great. We revisited a previous interview with the neighbor Myztroh who will be opening up for Brandee Younger on March 14. Click HERE to purchase your tickets. I hope to see my cool neighbors in attendance.  We also visited Moonchild’s music, played Butcher Brown (they’ll be at Ponte …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | March 2

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On the March 2 episode of the Jax Music Hour (Saturdays at 8PM on WJCT News 89.9 FM), we were joined by singer-songwriter Rick Colado, best known as rickoLus, whose album, These Things Happen, was released on March 1. The Jacksonville music veteran has been part of the local scene for decades and told us about the evolution of the …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | February 24

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Neighbors! We’re at the end of February. The time was short, but hopefully you enjoyed the playlists and the interviews. In this episode, I sat with visual artist Erin Kendrick at Jacksonville Arts and Music School (aka JAMS) and we talked about the music she listens to as well as what she’s currently creating.  Enjoy the playlist below. #TOTHETOP  Corinne …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | February 24

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Last week on the Jax Music Hour (Saturdays at 8PM on WJCT News 89.9 FM), we spoke with Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor, who performed at the Bier Hall at Intuition Ale Works on Wednesday, February 28. The Durham singer-songwriter spoke about his songwriting and lyrics-gathering process. In addition to Hiss Golden Messenger and other artists coming through Northeast Florida …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | February 17

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This week on the Jax Music Hour (Saturdays at 8PM on WJCT News 89.9 FM), we spun an hour of the great music we’ll be hearing at Winterland Six next weekend, February 23-25, at James Weldon Johnson Park in Downtown Jacksonville. Get tickets and dig into JME‘s full festival guide here. Glenn Van Dyke and Lena Simon, Winterland organizers and …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | February 17

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Neighbors! It’s Mr. Al Pete here with another round of tunes that were played on my show. I wanted to add a song that centered and commemorated the late J. Dilla (Mochilla presents Timeless: Suite for Ma Dukes – Untitled/Fantastic). He was a powerful source to hip hop, soul, and other genres. There are a vast amount of people that …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | February 10

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Happy February, Neighbors! I Hope the month is starting off well. On this walk through The Neighborhood, I interviewed my good friend and music brother Jay Myztroh of Cosmic Link, Stono Echo and other projects. We spoke on his music journey and how grateful he is to be in hist current position. Jay Myztroh and Friends opens for Grammy-nominated jazz …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | February 10

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This week on the Jax Music Hour (Saturdays at 8PM on WJCT News 89.9 FM), we were joined by John Shannon — tour manager for COIN, flipturn, and many other artists. Shannon started a networking group called Duval Crew that connects local music crew to one another as well as industry opportunities. Follow Duval Crew on Instagram: @duvalcrew.  Local artists …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | February 3

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This week on the Jax Music Hour (Saturdays at 8PM on WJCT News 89.9 FM), we had a special treat from Geoff Rickly, lead singer of the veteran hardcore band Thursday. Rickly wrote a novel, Someone Who Isn’t Me, released last year on Rose Books, and he read a section from his book during our show on Saturday night at …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | February 3

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What’s the word, everyone? This week, we took a field trip to the Avondale area and I had the honor of having a good friend and neighbor DJ Larry Love sit in as my a guest. Larry is part of the Duval collective L.O.V.E Culture and the founder of the monthly event RnB Mostly. We had breakfast at the Fox …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | Jan. 27

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Neighbors! Hope everyone is great. Here’s another round of the music I felt you’d love. I want to send a shout out to all of the blessings received throughout this month. I’m looking forward to sharing some good music and interviews soon. Thank you, everyone.  Peep the songs that aired. Hope you enjoyed the January shows. Let’s gear up for …

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Electro Lounge Playlist | Jan. 20

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The Electro Lounge is back and rolling out weekly dreamscapes — an eclectic hour of chillout, downtempo cuts every Saturday at 10 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9. Here’s what host David Luckin played on the January 20 episode. 1 The Stylistics – “People Make The World Go Round“STREAM 2 CLUB DES BELUGAS & Thomas Siffling – “Beyond The Window“STREAM 3 …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | Jan. 20

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It’s your favorite neighbor, Mr. Al Pete, with the playlist from the January 20 episode of The Neighborhood on WJCT News 89.9. On this walk through the neighborhood, I played a song from Texas-trio Khruangbin’s collaboration with retro-soul star (the ATL-native) Leon Bridges. I shared some producer tunes from Danger Mouse and the Jamla Records crew, and wrapped the show …

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New Music Friday | Sleater-Kinney, Keyon Harrold, Charley Crockett and More

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The new-music spigot has been opened wide and there’s a ton of fresh tunes flowing forth. Here’s seven we caught in our proverbial bucket in order to share with you here. Want this in your inbox? Sign up for the JME Newsletter. On Tuesdays, we send you our picks for the best concerts of the week in and around Jax so you …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | Jan. 20

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This week on the Jax Music Hour (Saturdays at 8PM on WJCT News 89.9 FM), we featured a wide range of local artists, including R&B songstress Niki Dawson and alt-country boys Dean Winter and the Heat. We also played touring artists like the legendary Gladys Knight, who’ll be at the Florida Theatre on February 13, as well as Colin Hay …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | Jan. 13

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It’s your favorite neighbor, Mr. Al Pete, again with the playlist from The Neighborhood’s January 13 show (every Saturday at 9 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9). Each week brings a new dose of contemporary hip hop and R&B, classic soul and more. And on this walk through the neighborhood, I played the legend Lupe Fiasco, and cuts from two of …

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Electro Lounge Playlist | Jan. 13

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The Electro Lounge is back and rolling out weekly dreamscapes — an eclectic hour of chillout, downtempo cuts every Saturday at 10 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9. Here’s what host David Luckin played on the January 13 episode. De-Phazz & STÜBA philharmonie – “Sabbatical“ So you’ve got that favorite album from one of your favorite bands. And now they’ve gone …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | Jan. 13

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This week on the Jax Music Hour (Saturdays at 8PM on WJCT News 89.9 FM), we spun a mix of local artists, including electropop duo LANNDS and veteran singer-songwriter RickoLus, who tells us how he wrote “New York,” the first single from a forthcoming full length, These Things Happen. We also played touring artists like The Flaming Lips, who’ll play …

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The Neighborhood Playlist | Jan. 6

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Your favorite neighbor (that’s me: Mr. Al Pete) introduced The Neighborhood on January 6, 2024 on WJCT News 89.9, with a playlist of contemporary hip hop and R&B, classic soul and more. On my first walk through the neighborhood, I played Common (who’ll be playing at the Ft. Mose Jazz & Blues Series in February; full lineup announcement here), Emily …

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Jax Music Hour Playlist | Jan. 6

Here's what played on this week's Jax Music Hour

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Saturday, January 6 marked the premiere of the Jax Music Hour, a weekly radio show spotlighting Jacksonville musicians as well as touring artists coming through the area. As a lifelong Duval gal, I’ve been listening to WJCT News 89.9 since I was a kid—my dad always had it on in the car—and being part of my hometown public media station …

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New Music Friday | The Beatles’ AI Deep Cut, CARTOONS, Yaya Bey and More

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It’s Friday, so it’s time for new music. Here are six brand-new songs the JME team has been enjoying lately. Stream ‘em on your preferred platform by clicking the STREAM button below each description.  Want this in your inbox? Sign up for the JME Newsletter. On Tuesdays, we send you our picks for the best concerts of the week in …

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Playlist | Best new music of August

New tracks from Big Thief, Wilco, Mitski, Animal Collective and more

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Featuring a few dozen new tunes from local, regional, national and international artists, our Fresh Squeeze playlist includes the best new music emanating from Northeast Florida and beyond. Handpicked by our team of contributors, there are no rules or genre restrictions; just songs we thought were worth a share. Our latest Fresh Squeeze playlist includes new singles from the most-band-iest band …

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New Music Friday | The best releases out on July 21

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NewJeans has only been putting out music for about a year, but is already taking a serious run at K-pop domination, partly by subverting the genre’s conventions. On the group’s second EP, Get Up, the songs do lean heavily into cute, sugary sweet dance pop, but leave the edges a bit more ragged with a warmer, more genuine sound. On …

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Playlist | Best New Music of July

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Featuring a few dozen new tunes from local, regional, national and international artists, our Fresh Squeeze playlist includes the best new music emanating from Northeast Florida and beyond. Handpicked by our team of contributors, there are no rules or genre restrictions; just songs we thought were worth a share. Our latest Fresh Squeeze includes new music from wholly original acts Blonde …

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Australian Singer-Songwriter Angie MacMahon’s “Saturn Returning” is a Savvy Revival of Symphonic Rock for Global Romantics 

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The latest from Australian singer-songwriter Angie McMahon is a plaintive ballad that isn’t afraid to dip into the majestic. “Saturn Returning” slowly paces itself with a simple plucked motif that is gradually overtaken by a borderline-bombastic symphonic wall of sound, as McMahon’s voice mirrors itself into a monolithic, over-dubbed chorale. McMahon’s undeniable and versatile skills as a vocalist help elevate …

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New Music Friday | The best releases out on June 9

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When Amaarae began work on her latest project, Fountain Baby, she knew she wanted it to defy labels. On one hand, it’s defiantly pop, but it’s persistently kaleidoscopic, built on a consistently surprising world of sound that draws from alternative Afrobeats to punk rock, R&B, bubblegum pop and more. As NPR Music editor Sheldon Pearce says on this week’s show, …

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Playlist | Jacksonville Jazz Festival 2023 Primer

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The 2023 Jacksonville Jazz Festival returns Memorial Day Weekend, kicking off on Thursday, May 25 with the Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition (feat. Duval drummer extraordinaire Ulysses Owens Jr. filling out th rhythm section), and continues with three days and nights of official programming, plus countless after-hours events, many of which are part of the popular Jazz Fest After Dark Series. …

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