Tuesday, June 30, 2009

David Fixes Our Tumblr Issue

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Last month if you went to the Tumblr you would have noticed some of the post above the header. David is one of our contributors that work on the site design and post once in a while. Last week he fixed the header problem and worked on a few things to make it more visually appealing, dates on the side and bigger text.

If you still don't know what the http://jaxscene.tumblr.com/ is we use it as a way to post pictures immediately to the web. It's like twitter but with pictures. So if you see a tornado or a band you can take a picture with your phone and send it to the tumblr and four seconds later its up for everyone to see. Trust me the Tumblr is the jam. I use it if i'm at a show or club and a little crowd is there to let people know they might want to come out. Or if I'm hanging at the bike shop and they make something cool or if someone is trying a stupid human trick. The cool thing about our Tumblr is we gave the Tumblr email to everyone that might want to post, it's mokox966@tumblr.com. With that email you can send photo's, flyers, post links, or just text. Most of us do it strait from our phones. I think right now there is at least seven people that use it religiously. I still can't tell who they come from.



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Wet Hot American Summer Party '09 @ Club TSI 6-20-09

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Upcoming Shows at Shantytown & Steamworks

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Find more info on these bands, including videos, at Owlbeemoth.

Things to do Tuesday 6/30

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Vitamin Circus Variety Show episode 2

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Vitamin Circus Variety Show Episode:2 from Richard Colado on Vimeo.



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Things to do: Family Edition

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JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY Closed July 3 & 4.
Main Library: Children's Department - Find their new Facebook page here!
  • Florida Library Youth Program: June 30 @ 11am. Juggler Ron Anglin. Kids ages 6-12.
  • Preschool at the Library: July 1 @ 11:00am. Join Ms. Jaime for music, movement, stories and activities for kids ages 3-5.
  • Preschool Project: July 1 @ 11:45 am. Learn and explore through art and other "making" activities with Ms. Marie. Kids ages 3-5.
  • Summer Art: Printmaking. July 1 @ 3:30pm. For kids ages 6-12.
  • Tween Thing: July 2 @ 2pm. Improv for kids ages 10-14.
    ***For more Children's department events at the Main Library, please check out the June calendar (with detailed info here), and the July calendar (with detailed info here).
    Main Library: Teen Department
  • Gaming Day: June 29 @ 2-4pm.
  • Movie Madness! Transformers June 30 @ 3pm
  • WTF!: Christmas in July: Gingerbread House. July 1 @ 3pm
    ***For more Teen department events at the Main Library, please check out the June calendar (with detailed info here), and the July calendar (with detailed info here).

    JACKSONVILLE SUNS HOME GAMES
  • Summer Camp Day - June 29 @ 12:05pm
  • Fifty-Cent Family Feast Night - June 30 @ 7:05pm
  • Racing Night - July 1 @ 7:05pm *Kids can also show their JTA youth summer pass for a free general admission ticket.
  • Pre-Independence Day Celebration and Mr. Bragan's Birthday - July 3 @ 7:05pm

    NATURESCOPE: JAXPARKS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS Click the link for more Jaxpark events.
    Trail Walks: June 29
  • Ribault River Preserve - 10am-11am
  • Reddie Point Preserve - 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Blue Cypress Park - 3pm-4pm

    GO FOURTH & ROCK Downtown Jacksonville
    July 1:
  • Artwalk - Dueling Pianos featuring the Pianomen of Jellyrolls, 5-9pm @ Snyder Memorial Church. Free admission
    July 2:
  • Pool Splash Party, 5-8 pm @ Omni Jacksonville Hotel, Rooftop Pool Deck. Free admission
    July 3:
  • Ice & Family Activities, Noon-9pm @ Veterans Memorial Arena. Admission $3 (includes skate rental)
  • Live entertainment by Diggin' in Dreamland, 7pm @ Northbank Riverfront Park
    July 4:
  • Ice & Family Activities, 10am-5pm @ Veterans Memorial Arena. Admission $3 (includes skate rental)
  • Family Freedom Fest, 10am-2pm @ Metro Park Kids Kampus. For kids 12 and under
  • Free Concert featuring Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Richard Marx, and the Boogie Freaks @ Metropolitan Park. Gates open at 4 pm, Opening Ceremony at 4:30 pm, Music Begins at 5 pm
  • Fireworks on the Downtown Riverfront @ 9:45
    July 5:
  • Ice & Family Activities, 10am-4pm @ Veterans Memorial Arena. Admission $3 (includes skate rental)

    4TH OF ZOO-LY JAMBOREE @ JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS July 3-5. Summer games and prizes, visits from Jazoo, animal encounters and prize drawings. See the full schedule events at the link.

    FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS @ THE ROOFTOP OF MOSH July 4, 7-10pm

    4TH OF JULY LIBERTY CELEBRATION @ JACKSONVILLE BEACH July 4. Fireworks start at 9:30 from Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier.

    AMERICAN PIE 4TH OF JULY IN ORANGE PARK July 4. Parade down River Road at 2pm along with arts, crafts, rides, games, food, and live entertainment on the Moosehaven Grounds. The fireworks display over the St. John's River will begin around 9pm.

    NATIVE SUN KIDS PUZZLE. Complete the puzzle at the link and bring it in to your local Native Sun for a free prize. Through June 30. Kids under 12 only.

    RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET Saturdays 10am-4pm

    FAMILY SATURDAYS AT TREE HILL NATURE CENTER Saturdays @ 10am. $5 per family.

    MOCA JACKSONVILLE: SUNDAY FAMILY DAYS
    Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
    Children and accompanying adults are free.

    More great kids and family events can be found at Jax4kids.com and Experience Jax.
    Please comment if you have more events to add.
  • Things to do Monday 6/29

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    Sunday, June 28, 2009

    RAM 6/27/09

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    Click image to see set. Photos by: Mandi Outlaw

    Things to do Sunday 6/28

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    For kid friendly events, see this week's Family Edition post.



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    Saturday, June 27, 2009

    Tornado Video 6/26/09

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    Video by Jon Shepard and Gabe Cox

    VJ Jaren @ The Dive Bar 6/19/09

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    Click the link for the full set. Photos by Amir.

    Things to do Saturday 6/27

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    Friday, June 26, 2009

    Tornado View From Springfield 6/26/09

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    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by tom p.

    Recommended Show: Brian Hicks Benefit 3

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    Brian Hicks Benefit 3 @ Shanty Town Friday June 26th


    photo by tom p. click photo to see show flyer








    Hometown: Jacksonville , FL
    File Under: New World Lounge, Jazz, Reggae

    Songs you might ask for that makes you seem like a fan: Train, Leaves of Grass

    The other bands playing: Tuffy, Chris Spohn, Mark Gentry, Sweet Sweet Tea

    Line up:
    Sweet Sweet Tea 9:30pm
    Mark Gentry 10pm
    Chris Spohn 10:30pm
    Tropic of Cancer 11PM
    Tuffy 12AM

    This show is only a recommendation. posted by tom p.

    Pearl 6/25/09 Thursday

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    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by Amir.

    Things to do Friday 6/26

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    Thursday, June 25, 2009

    JaxScene Interview: JT Murphy

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    Out of all the people I know JT Murphy is the only one I seen just hit the road to make his dreams come true. He travels city to city staying with friends or alone selling his painting in galleries and on the street corner. If it be by van, bus or train JT never stays long in anyone spot, on his myspace he calls New Orleans his home.

    If you could pick there year you were born which year would you choose? 1963

    What's a po-boy? It's the same as a hoogie(Philly) and a sandwich (Cali)

    How much do you think a hot air ballon cost? Free or cheap if you make it yourself.

    Do you ever purposely listen to classical music? All day long.

    The last time you dressed up for Halloween what were you? Hunter S. Thompson

    When is the last time you tried to get on a exercise program? About 3 years ago.

    Do you have a valid passport? Don't need one.

    Do you have a favorite constellation?Not really.

    Have you ever had to tell a stranger off? Yes, a gas station attendant.

    Have you ever had someone fight over you? Never.

    Interview by tom p.
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    Relay for Life @ Confederate Park in Springfield 6/26-6/27

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    Begins at 6pm on Friday and ends at noon on Saturday, June 27.

    If you are interested, donations can be made at on Jeff Wright's (of Three Layers a Coffee House) Relay for Life page. And be sure to stop by the Three Layers tent during the event.

    Things to do Thursday 6/25

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    Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    Recommended Shows: Manatella @ TSI 6/26/09

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    I was just trying to think of a better way to support the local music scene. Manatella is playing this week so I thought I would start with them. This isn't saying Jaxscene is even going to be at these shows. I actually have to DJ this night somewhere else. If I wasn't, then yes I probably would go. Don't count on me either I might be busy and not have time to put something up that I want to.

    Manatella @ TSI Friday June 26th


    photo by tom p, click photo to see show flyer








    Hometown: Jacksonville , FL
    File Under: Mazzy Star, Tonya Donelly, Julianna Hatfield, The Softies

    Songs you might ask for that makes you seem like a fan: Apocalyptic Owl, Oats, Electric

    The other bands playing: Shattered Symphony
    File Under: Twilight Singers, Rocking Horse Winner

    This show is only a recommendation. posted by tom p.

    Things to do Wednesday 6/24

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    Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    The Infintesmal BBQ and BusStop Mag 1 year @ Shanty Town 6/21/09

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    It's probably about time you realized what The Infintesmal BBQ are about. Infintesmal is a local record company started by the members of The Memphibians, James and Nicklaus. There first labels release was a compilation with their band and other local bands such as D.M. Waltz, Honey Chamber, Lelyn R. Masters, Tuffy, Lazerstar, Elevators Make Analog, Richelieu, MOTHRAWASHINGTON, American Bowie, Horse Thieves, & Beach Party. The barbecues usually start in the late afternoon, consist of free food, free to cheap entry, and close to ten bands involved with the record label. I've been to two of the three barbecues and so far the turnout has been successful and even though everything is practically free people have been very supportive. Infintesmal has since the beginning of this year had at least six releases and is working on releasing a four album 3 e.p box set with Helios Eye.


    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by tom p.

    Song from the Infintesmal label







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    Pearl Friday Special Guest Dj Matt Bort 6/12/09

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    Let me tell you this, I had so much fun Djing with Bort on this friday. I believe its the first time reggae has ever been played in The Pearl. It's probably the first time Kenny Loggins' Danger Zone from the Top Gun soundtrack has been played in Jacksonville since the late 80s.



    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by tom p.

    This Friday is also Grits's going away. He wanted to have a Saved By The Bell party.

    Things to do Tuesday 6/23

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    Monday, June 22, 2009

    JaxScene Interview: Mikael

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    Mikael is in the band Tuffy, I would say he is the drummer but the members in Tuffy like to share instruments during their shows. Mikael sometimes plays drums for Joel Land during his comedy performances. He also dressed up as Spiderman for Halloween last year.

    If the government decided to give America back to the Indians would you protest? Never I would give America back to the Native American if I could.

    Explain how you kill a roach? I don't my cat kills them for me.

    Have you ever considered owning a gun? I own two.

    Do you have a favorite local restaurant? No too hard.

    What you favorite Goonies character? Data.

    Which Goonie is more like you? They are all in all of us.

    How many glasses of water do you drink a day? Not enough.

    Are you more likely to get a skull, lighting bolt, or star tattoo? Lightning bolt

    Can you explain why you wear the shoes you do? They are simple and comfortable.

    If you were to get a two dollar bill would you save it or spend it right away? Spend it on food and gas.

    Interview by tom p. Spiderman photo by Crystal Floyd
    To see past interviews.

    Riverside Arts Market 6/20/09

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    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by tom p.

    Things to do: Family Edition

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    JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Main Library: Children's Department - Find their new Facebook page here!
    Florida Library Youth Program: June 23 @ 11am. Ronald McDonald. Kids ages 6-12.
    French Storytime: June 24 @ 10:30am. All ages welcome, but geared towards kid 4-6.
    Preschool at the Library: June 24 @ 11:00am. Join Ms. Jaime for music, movement, stories and activities for kids ages 3-5.
    Preschool Project: June 24 @ 11:45 am. Learn and explore through art and other "making" activities with Ms. Marie. Kids ages 3-5.
    Magic Tree House Book Club: June 24 @ 3:30pm. Dolphins at Day Break. For kids ages 6-12.
    Mother Goose Storytime: June 26 & 27 @ 9:30am. For babies up to 18 months and their caregivers. Limit of 10 babies, sign-up that day.
    Saturday Surprise: Playing with Food. June 27 @ 2pm. Kids ages 6-12.
    ***For more Children's department events at the Main Library, please check out the June calendar (with detailed info here).
    Main Library: Teen Department
    Movie Madness! The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emporer June 23 @ 3pm
    Pizza and Summer Reading: June 23 @ 6:30pm
    WTF!: Photography class. June 24 @ 3pm
    Tween Thing: June 25 @ 2pm. Bottlecap Magnets for kids ages 10-14.
    Teen Poetry Club: June 27 @ 2pm, ages 12-18.
    ***For more Teen department events at the Main Library, please check out the June calendar (with detailed info here).

    JACKSONVILLE SUNS HOME GAMES
    Bark in the Park & Kids Run the Bases - June 28 @ 5:05pm
    Summer Camp Day! - June 29 @ 12:05pm
    Fifty-Cent Family Feast Night! - June 30 @ 7:05pm

    NATURESCOPE: JAXPARKS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS Click the link for more Jaxpark events.
    Nature Tales @ McGirts Creek Regional Park - June 22, 1pm-2pm
    Animal Detective @ Tillie Fowler Regional Park - June 27, 2pm-3pm

    JAX4KIDS.COM NIGHT @ ALHAMBRA THEATRE: ANNIE June 25 @ 6pm. Ask for the J4K discount with ticket reservations, or request the $30 Jax4Kids.com night ticket price.

    WILD WONDERS @ TIDEVIEWS PRESERVE, ATLANTIC BEACH June 27, 11am

    TALBOT CRITTERS @ LITTLE TALBOT ISLAND Pavilion one. June 27, 2pm

    GREAT AMERICAN BACKYARD CAMPOUT June 27.

    TWILIGHT MOVIES IN THE PARK @ DONNER PARK, ATLANTIC BEACH Bee Movie. June 27. refreshments start at 7:30pm, movie starts at 8:45pm.

    NATIVE SUN KIDS PUZZLE. Complete the puzzle at the link and bring it in to your local Native Sun for a free prize. Through June 30. Kids under 12 only.

    DINO-ROAR EXHIBIT @ MOSH

    RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET Saturdays 10am-4pm

    FAMILY SATURDAYS AT TREE HILL NATURE CENTER Saturdays @ 10am. $5 per family.

    MOCA JACKSONVILLE: SUNDAY FAMILY DAYS
    Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
    Children and accompanying adults are free.

    More great kids and family events can be found at Jax4kids.com and Experience Jax.
    Please comment if you have more events to add.

    Things to do Monday 6/22

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    Sunday, June 21, 2009

    Elizabeth Cramer w ' Robin Rutenberg live @ Makeout 6/19/09

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    Things to do Sunday 6/21

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    Saturday, June 20, 2009

    4th Annual Wet Hot American Summer Party @ TSI - Tonight

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    Electric President Videos

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    Directed by Ben Cooper and Mark Hubbard.






    Things to do Saturday 6/20

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    Friday, June 19, 2009

    Things to do Friday 6/19

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    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    Healthy Happy Hour Tonight @ Native Sun

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    Tonight, from 6-8pm, Native Sun Natural Foods Market is hosting their Healthy Happy Hour at the Baymeadows location, as they do every third Thursday. Free wine, beer and hors d’ oeuvres for those 21 and up. Bold City Brewery reps will be handing out samples of their Limited-Edition “B” Coffee Stout Beer, which is made with Bold Bean Coffee. A portion of the sales from the “B” Coffee Stout Beer will go to the St. Johns Riverkeeper. What a three-fer.

    Find more information on tonight's happy hour (did I mention that it's free?), along with details of the other samplings on the Native Sun blog.

    Tough Junkie Album Is Magic

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    Get it June 19th at ClubTSI. Act now and you will get two, not one for the low price of....
    http://www.toughjunkie.com/
    posted by tom p.

    Metro Jacksonville: The Contemporary Art Scene and Jacksonville.

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    MetroJacksonville just released a piece on the contemporary art scene in Jacksonville. It talks about the present contemporary art scene and their plans to explore Jacksonville's contemporary art scene in the future. Naming such artist as Lee Harvey, Ryan Rummel, Johnathan Lux, Thursto, Ronnie Land, and Tommy Armageddon.


    click to read Metrojacksonville's post.

    Stop Brian Cancer III @ Shantytown 6/26

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    Caufield, Downsided, Dead Heroes at Shantytown Pub 6/15/09

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    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures and posted by tom p.

    Things to do Thursday 6/18

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    For kid friendly events, see this week's Family Edition.


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    Wednesday, June 17, 2009

    Three Layers Coffee House Before

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    I really just have a before shot. I've had this picture on my desktop for a while waiting for a good time to post it. What was I thinking, one day I would climb back into the rafters of Three Layers and take an after shot. I took this picture when I was helping put electricity into the building. If you haven't had a chance to see the finished product you should go by Three Layers and have a look.



    posted by tom p.

    Tuffy and Joel Land @ Shantytown - 6/10/09

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    Click on the image for the full set. Photos by Jack Diablo.

    The Sinclair 6/13/09

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    What is a JaxScene contributors favorite thing to do?...........Go to a club or see a band they never seen before. Hold up that isn't funny, just true. This Saturday me and Jenny K got a chance to finally go have a few drinks at The Sinclair. The Sinclair is a new club downtown located at 521 W. Forsyth St. or where the old Voodoo Lounge use to be, and owned by Dang frontman Brennan Hamill. It's good to see them finally open up. I've heard rumors of it opening for the past six months. By my experience the mood of The Sinclair is fancy with no dress code. Fancy cause the way the club is decorated, makes me feel like I should be smoking out of a Sherlock Holmes style pipe. They have three large painting on the walls painted by Jacksonville artist Ryan Strasser and I believe they are all of famous authors. They have dj's but the music is low so you can hear it but still be able to talk comfortably. The upstairs from The Voodoo is still there but will more then likely be open just for the performing bands.



    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures and posted by tom p.

    Are 'Friends' Electric? @ Square One 6-10-09

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    LH'09

    Tough Junkie's "Grab What You Can" Album Release Party @ TSI 6/19

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    From the Facebook event page:
    Tough Junkie's "Grab What You Can" Album Droppage Party @ Club TSI June 19th, this Friday! You've probably already heard about it a few times now and hopefully you're already planning on going. For those of you who might be sitting on the fence, we got some announcements that should fix that problem:

    There will be a community photo, marking the first of many, of the entire crowd taken in front of TSI before the performances. For those of you who've been supporting the scene for so many years make sure you're in the photo.

    There will be food, not just snacks but actual food. The food is free and there will be plenty so we got you covered Friday night (vegetarians are covered too but sorry vegans you're on your own).

    There will be a dance competition (any kind of dancing) with over $100 in prizes for 3 lucky winners (each winner will get a copy of the new album too!)

    There will be a special guest appearance by one of the founders of Hip Hop, not just talking about the local scene but someone who was part of the movement that paved the way for all artists today.

    As you can see this is going to be a big night and without giving too much away we wanted to let you know we got your Friday night taken care of. It costs $10 at the door, you get fed and you get to see Tough Junkie throw together the biggest show he's attempted.

    If you're already coming spread the word to your friends, the more people we get to the show the more shows we'll have like this in the future. It's time to take this up to the next level folks, be there.

    Tough Junkie
    James Lester
    NickFRESH

    Al Letson's State of the Re:Union Party 6/19

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    State of the Re:Union Premiere Party at WJCT Studios, Friday, June 19 at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10, and can be purchased by calling (904) 358-6326 or by visiting www.wjct.org.

    From the Facebook event page:
    WJCT proudly presents the State of the Re:Union Hometown Premiere event on June 19, 2009 at WJCT Studios in Jacksonville, Florida. This special, multimedia version of the new public radio show, State of the Re:Union, will be hosted by its creator – Jacksonville artist, Al Letson – and winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest. Letson will present the recent episode about Jacksonville and will discuss the show live with community members featured in the recent episode – “Jacksonville: Bold New City of the South?”

    Music and stylish presentation will heighten the drama and embrace the full impact of each story being told about Jacksonville, as viewers will be guided through the program by the soulful eloquence of Letson's narrative, his interjections of spoken word and unobtrusive interview style. Individuals from the various organizations featured in "Jacksonville: Bold New City of the South?" will be present, providing even more depth and insight into the Jacksonville episode.

    Things to do Wednesday 6/17

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    Tuesday, June 16, 2009

    Pearl Thursday 6/11/09

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    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by tom p.

    Blueberry picking at Kents Blueberries 6/13/09

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    Last year, Entertaining U put out a article about picking your own blueberries. By the time me and my family got around to going all the farms were all picked out. If you were to ask my daughter she would say she remembers that as the saddest day of her life, she is only six. Well this year her mom, who also contributes for jaxscene (Jenny K.), decided that she would make sure our daughter didn't miss out this time. So last saturday we went to a u-pick blueberry farm. There are a few extra pictures of a place down the road where you can get honey. The honey was a little pricey but the blueberries were only $3 a pound. There was also a little kid selling lemonade for a quarter.



    Click the photo for the full set. Posted and pictures by tom p.

    more info.
    Entertaining U: Blueberry Season
    PickYourOwn.org Guide to pick your own farms in North Florida

    Things to do Tuesday 6/16

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    Monday, June 15, 2009

    Manatella, Shattered Symphony @ TSI 6/26

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    Jaxscene: This Week 5 years ago

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    I sometimes wonder if there are people that just find JaxScene for the first time and end up wasting a whole day going through all the older pictures.... probably not. Anyways with that in mind I thought "This week 5 years ago" might be be cool idea. This is the first installment I'll see how it goes.

    This week five years ago there was a Art show in Springfield at the building I still currently reside in. Well that is at least till the end of the month. Our building like many of my landlords building(Craig Van horn) is being foreclosed on and is up for auction on the June 24th. Five years ago there was no Pearl or Shanty Town and I'm sure about midnight people started leaving the party to go to The Art Bar. At this time there were six artist and four people in bands in the building. We would all just open our doors, invite a couple bands, friends, and a DJ and leave our current work out for people to see. We really didn't have neighbors so we didn't worry so much about noise.



    Shaun Thurston doing tricks in a wheelchair that was found left in our parking lot. you can see Shaun's walls in the back ground. He had his whole place painted in that Shaun Thurton style, he even painted the floors.
    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by tom p.

    Pearl 6/13/09 Saturday

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    Saturday was Fabian's last night Bartending at The Pearl. He's decided to leave our beautiful city and head for colder climate in Denver. After many years working not just at The Pearl but transitioning over from The Art Bar he will be missed.



    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by Amir. Posted by tom p.

    Pearl Thrusday 6/11/09

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    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by Amir.

    Chuck Ragan at Jack Rabbits 6/11/09 Video

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    Chuck Ragan at Jack Rabbits 6/11/09


    video by tom p.

    Jack Rabbits 06/11/2009

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    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by Amir.

    Things to do: Family Edition

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    First! My pal and follow momma, Bebe Brent Alexander, is having a little contest on her blog, mom-b. The contest ends today, so get over there quick! Also check out mom-b's etsy page for some of the coolest and cutest handmade goodies for our wee ones. They make goodies for moms too.

    Click on the links for more info:

    JACKSONVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
    Main Library: Children's Department - Find their new Facebook page here!
    Florida Library Youth Program: June 16 @ 11am. Curious Moon puppet show. Kids ages 6-12.
    Preschool at the Library: June 17 @ 11:00am. Join Ms. Jaime for music, movement, stories and activities for kids ages 3-5.
    Preschool Project: June 17 @ 11:45 am. Learn and explore through art and other "making" activities with Ms. Marie. Kids ages 3-5.
    Storybook Theatre: June 17 @ 3:30pm. For kids ages 5-12.
    Tween Thing: June 18 @ 2pm. Murder Mystery for kids ages 10-14.
    Mother Goose Storytime: June 19 & 20 @ 9:30am. For babies up to 18 months and their caregivers. Limit of 10 babies, sign-up that day.
    Saturday Surprise: Moroccan Tea Party with Ms. Marie. June 20 @ 2pm. Kids ages 6-12.
    ***For more Children's department events at the Main Library, please check out the June calendar (with detailed info here).
    Main Library: Teen Department
    Movie Madness! School of Rock June 16 @ 3pm
    WTF!: Make a comic wallet. June 17 @ 3pm
    Saturday Morning Cartoons: June 20 @ 10pm, ages 12-18.
    3rd Annual Battle of the Bands: June 20 @ 12:30pm
    ***For more Teen department events at the Main Library, please check out the June calendar (with detailed info here).

    JACKSONVILLE SUNS HOME GAMES
    Halloween in June & Friday Family Fireworks - June 19 @ 7:05pm
    Southern Rock Night! - June 20 @ 7:05pm
    Kids Playable Glove Giveaway & Kids Run the Bases - June 21 @ 3:05pm

    MOONLIGHT MOVIES AT THE SEAWALK PAVILION IN JAX BEACH June 19. Children's activities 6-8pm. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at 9pm.

    ARTS ON THE GO! @ METRO PARK KIDS KAMPUS June 19 6-8pm

    SNAKE SAVVY @ TILLIE FOWLER REGIONAL PARK June 20, 2-3pm

    ZOOM @ JACKSONVILLE ZOO & GARDENS June 20, 10am-3pm.
    Free admission for dads at the Jacksonville Zoo on Father's Day, June 21, with this coupon.

    NATIVE SUN KIDS PUZZLE. Complete the puzzle at the link and bring it in to your local Native Sun for a free prize. Through June 30. Kids under 12 only.

    DINO-ROAR EXHIBIT @ MOSH Now open.
    Also! Register now for DOZING WITH THE DINOS PUBLIC CAMP-IN, which will take place July 18. "Spend a night at the museum this summer and sleep under the dinos. Campers will enjoy an Extreme Science show, taste Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream, rock out to a Dino-Rock Cosmic Concert, and more. But beware- dinos snore!"

    RIVERSIDE ARTS MARKET Saturdays 10am-4pm

    FAMILY SATURDAYS AT TREE HILL NATURE CENTER Saturdays @ 10am. $5 per family.

    MOCA JACKSONVILLE: SUNDAY FAMILY DAYS
    Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.
    Children and accompanying adults are free.

    More great kids and family events can be found at Jax4kids.com and Experience Jax.
    Please comment if you have more events to add.

    Things to do Monday 6/15

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    Sunday, June 14, 2009

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    Things to do Sunday 6/14

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    For kid friendly events, see this week's Family Edition.

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    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    Things to do Saturday 6/13

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    Friday, June 12, 2009

    Saturday at Freebird Live

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    I Am God, Christina Wagner, and Chuck Ragan at Jack Rabbits 6/11/09

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    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by tom p.

    Jenny Lewis @ Freebird Live June 30

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    Jenny Lewis, Heartless Bastards, June 30 at Freebird Live in Jax Beach. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the show. More info here.

    Things to do Friday 6/12

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    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    DJ Trzzzl _ Wednesdays at Eclipse

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    Things to do Thursday 6/11

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    Wednesday, June 10, 2009

    The Main Library - June 6, 2009

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    Saturday Surprise in the Children's Department - Paper Airplanes with Mr. Josh


    Art of Personal Imagery Exhibit - Corey Moortgat


    Click the pictures above for the complete set. Photos by Jenny.

    Chicken & Whiskey, Scum of the Earth, and Tough Junkie @ Shanty Town 6/6/09

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    Things to do Wednesday 6/10

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    Tuesday, June 9, 2009

    Upcoming Tourist Trap & Civilization Shows

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    TOURIST TRAP:
    June 11th @ Nobby's (St Augustine) w/ Soulman and Breeze
    June 13th @ Shanty Town (Jacksonville) w/ Staring Daggers, Ripper and Fatal
    July 3rd @ Castlemania (Tallahassee) w/ Wet Nurse, Civilization and Lord Mantis.
    July 10th @ The Atlantic (Gainesville) w/ Mehkago NT.

    CIVILIZATION:
    (new record almost out, and ready for pre-order here)
    Jul 3 @ Engine room w/ WETNURSE, Lord Mantis(Tallahassee)
    Jul 11@ Shantytown Pub w/ Flying Snakes, Vomikaust
    Jul 28 @ Atlantic w/Bloody Panda, Dark Castle (Gainesville)

    First Fridays Five Points June'09

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    Click the photo for the full set. Pictures by tom p.

    Art Walk June '09

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    Urban Visualization - sketchup

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    by David C. Welch


    David here, I've been checking out some of the other featured Urban Facelift Project renders from Content Design Group that I first saw at Urban Jacksonville blog.

    This concept really struck me; a chance at seeing some of the same abandoned projects and buildings we overlook turned into something beautiful and productive. I would like to think that this visualization, despite the city's bulldozing of these historic buildings (http://www.urbanjacksonville.info/2009/05/18/118-main-street-shoulda-woulda-coulda/), can generate future appeal into revamping downtown.

    So I decided to try a whack at it. I went on the Google machine and looked for photos of other old Jacksonville buildings and saved them to start on what would become a very fun project. To sketch easily, but time consuming, I used Google Sketchup.

    AbandonedLaVillaBuilding_topright AbandonedLaVillaBuilding_original AbandonedLaVillaBuilding_front AbandonedLaVillaBuilding_top
    Photo used as template from http://www.metrojacksonville.com/



    I would like to see more of these, if you want, make some makeovers yourself and mail me at gamophyte@hotmail.com. I'll feature them in a future post. Google Sketchup tutorials here.
    Back the f up see more homie
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