Bad Suns: An Interview with Chris Bowman

By: Morgan Bates Jack Rabbits 3/14/17 Christo Bowman – Vocals, Guitar Gavin Bennett – Bass, Vocals Miles Morris – Drums Ray Libby – Guitar, Vocals We’ve all heard the catchy and upbeat number 1 hit “Cardiac Arrest” by Bad Suns but, this band has many more tricks and talent up their sleeves. They have grown…

Album Review of B.R.A.V.E by Retro Youth

Retro Youth B.R.A.V.E Album Review Independent Ear Records Released 2/3/17 By: Morgan Bates Our story begins about a year ago with a simple friend request on Facebook. Drummer Alan Martin reached out in hopes of spreading the word about his band Retro Youth. Intrigued, I went to the band’s page to find out more and came across their…

Let’s Get Rocked at Welcome To Rockville!

By: Morgan Bates Monster Energy Presents Welcome to Rockville 2017 Metropolitan Park April 29 & 30th Tickets available at welcometorockvillefestival.com It’s almost that time of year when rockers from all over town meet up at Metro Park to throw their hands up, let their hair down, and rock out with 40 of the best artists…

A Night to Remember with The FSCJ Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo

Writer – Craig Young One of the best things about being a student at Florida State College at Jacksonville is that we have options to see and do things that other colleges don’t provide or advertise. Our music program is an incredibly hidden gem that deserves top billing on any local stage.  Tonight, I attended…

Squeedlepuss Rocks Jacksonville’s Music Scene

Writer: Amber Green Squeedlepuss is a band made up of five musicians all with ties to local college, University of North Florida. Formed in 2013 with a smaller arrangement, the band has evolved into consisting of Javian “J” Francis (Keys), Stefan Klein (drums), Paul Miller (guitar/vocals), Mike Perez (bass), and Dan Hunting (guitar). The band…

Press Release – Friends of Hemming Park Host Second Annual Beer Festival

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 9, 2016   Friends of Hemming Park Contact: Sarah Collins, Marketing Director 904-556-7275; sarah@hemmingpark.org Friends of Hemming Park Host Second Annual Beer Festival Enjoy Unlimited Tastings of 80+ Beers and Ciders this Saturday, Aug. 13   JACKSONVILLE, Fla., August 9, 2016 – Friends of Hemming Park will host their…

“Get It In Your Ears with Morgan Bates” – Rebelution

By Morgan Bates Location – St Augustine Amphitheater 6/23/16 Not only is no summer playlist is complete without at least one Rebelution song but, summer is most certainly not complete until Rebelution comes through your town! After seeing them more than a couple times now, I am NEVER disappointed nor do I have the ability to…

Press Release – Friends of Hemming Park August Schedule

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2016 Friends of Hemming Park Contact: Sarah Collins, Marketing Director 904-556-7275; sarah@hemmingpark.org Hemming Park Announces Events and Programming for August 2016 2nd Annual Hemming Park Beer Festival is August 13 JACKSONVILLE, Fla., July 27, 2016 – Friends of Hemming Park is proud to host the following programs and…

“Get It In Your Ears with Morgan Bates” – X1029’s Rock on The River

By: Morgan Bates The Jacksonville Landing/Maverick’s Live – 5/30/16 This year’s Rock On The River presented by X102.9 was so freaking awesome! The lineup was stacked with talent like Young The Giant, Bearhands, Joywave, The Wombats, The Strumbellas, Finish Ticket, and Tomboi. With a lineup like this, the temperature was not going to be the only…

“Get It In Your Ears with Morgan Bates” – Parkridge

Writer – Morgan Bates Parkridge / 3/5/16 / Rain Dogs       I first met local band Parkridge at X102.9’s Rock On The River 5 back in 2014. Not only had they killed it on the main stage at the Landing, but they were so much fun to talk to! I am not exactly sure how…