Sunday, November 7, 2010

JaxScene hardly updated [web poll featured]

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As you can see if you still visit this site, it's sitting unused and out of date. This is because, among other reasons, a loss in interest.

If you want something bad enough, you know, you will set out to make it happen. I myself have been trying to keep it going but hiccup after hiccup I got burnt out.

The service of things to do was great but Facebook events make this sort of thing obsolete. The hope in continuing things to do was to list really obscure or neat events you just wouldn't hear about unless you were in the know.

Which brings me to another point; you would have to be in the know. You would have to afford to be out daily getting involved and taking photos of it. I couldn't do this for the longest because of severe money troubles.

It takes a team for any media outlet to survive. There were only small bit of contributors and as the time line fallows, proved tiring. Also, we had different ideas and sometimes they conflicted. We all had other things we concerned ourselves with.

It's no question that the bread and butter of JaxScene was media. Our photo hits sky rocketed in 08 and still maintains visitors today. My ideas that fell flat were to expand to a podcast, audio interviews, JaxScene TV, and have enough contributors to be in many places to cover more.

But who has that type of energy right? With personal feats that I face, it's hard to stay motivated, let alone to motivate others. Is there a place for JaxScene still in this city? Did it have something that other blogs that cover their scene didn't have? Did it help anyone other than JaxScene members?

If JaxScene should be relaunched I think it should be very energetic. It should have the people and networking behind it. It should have more written articles. It should truly help others and bring in revenue for those working for it. JaxScene should be an outlet to any artist wanting a bigger audience. It should be a union with the power to host its own events. It should comprise of individuals who already change the scene around them to what they want to see happen.

It's possible.

JaxScene is just us. A name with a large web hit count. It has been taken seriously by other big cities as indicated by emails from publications and music labels. I think we only scratched the surface. There are no real obstacles to something like a JaxScene blog here when even the people who say Jacksonville is whack also agree it will always need doers and movers despite what it looks like to others who don’t get it.

A relaunch is possible. A magazine is possible. Take some time to comment on what you think and take my poll.



Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free Screening of The Cove @ the San Marco Theatre 10-23-10

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Academy Award® Winner for Best Documentary of 2009, THE COVE follows an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers as they embark on a covert mission to penetrate a remote and hidden cove in Taiji, Japan, shining a light on a dark and deadly secret. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, including hidden microphones and cameras in fake rocks, the team uncovers how this small seaside village serves as a horrifying microcosm of massive ecological crimes happening worldwide. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery, adding up to an unforgettable story that has inspired audiences worldwide to action.






The Free screening will start @ 1pm

Please check out the following websites to get more information and to see how you can help.

The Cove
Take Part

Thank you again to the San Marco Theatre for hosting this special screening.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

R. Land and Mark George @ The Versus Gallery

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On Friday, October 1st, Versus Gallery will be hosting an art show featuring works by R. Land and Mark George.

A Jacksonville native now living in Atlanta, Georgia, Land is known for his post-pop, swampy cartoon creatures and print style paintings. Some of his most recognizable works are the characters Little Bunny Foo Foo and Loss Cat. Land’s artwork has also been included on the DVD covers of the Adult Swim show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. It's obvious Land likes to have fun with his artistic creativity and everyone is open to his humoristic criticism. From Jiffy Feet to Yuppie Ghetto, Land is praised by the hip kids, the wealthy art collectors and everyone in between.

Mark George is nothing new to the Jacksonville art scene. He has been active in using his art for charitable fundraising, such as the St. Johns Riverkeeper, and for his friend, local artist and musician Brian Hicks’ battle with cancer. Mark has also shown his work nationally most recently in Seattle and has a show at this years Art Basil in Miami. Many people first notice that Mark’s artwork resembles pop artist Roy Liechtenstein, who is actually Mark’s favorite artist. Mark has created his own style though, by painting on clear corrugated fiberglass he found one day walking through Home Depot while looking for a new media. He actually paints on the backside to protect and give a printed illusion to his work so he has to paint everything in reverse.

Mark and Land are two of Jacksonville's most respected artists and it is a honor that Versus Gallery has a chance to show the two together in a great place like Riverside’s 5 Points. The show is on the 1st Friday of October from 5-9pm on the fourth floor of the 5 Points Theatre Building. This is the only day the works will be shown. Due to both artists’ birthdays being at the beginning of October, there will be an after party following at Birdies which is also located in 5 points.
Edited by Jenny K.


Flyer by tom p.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pop Glow & Reggie Youngblood at NTRMSSN @ Club TSI 9-04-10

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Josh Kahle Benefit show @ Jack Rabbits 8-20-10

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Things To Do Saturday August 21st

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Riverside / Avondale
Downtown / Springfield
San Marco
The BeachesClick the links for more info.
Please comment or leave a voice message at (904) 469-8636 if we missed anything.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Things To Do Friday August 20th

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Riverside / Avondale
Downtown / Springfield
San Marco

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

DigDog released music video "Slawdog"

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It's awesome in many ways. Love you guys.



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INFINTESMAL RECORDS - VIDEO DIRECTED BY IAN CHASE

State of the Re:Union show fundraiser

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Note worthy because the SOTRU host Al Letson really has his eye gazed at local people, places, and stories.

Here is some information:
NPR’s Jacksonville-based ‘State of the Re:Union’ will host its first annual fundraiser ‘SOTRU - A Celebration of Community, presented by WJCT Public Broadcasting and Biscottis; - on Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 6:30pm – 9:00pm at the Hicks Auditorium at the Jacksonville Public Library. Featuring a cocktail hour complete with drinks and passed hors’doeurves, the highlight of the evening will be a performance by ‘State of the Re:Union’ host and spoken word artist Al Letson. Tickets are $50 and all money raised from the event will go to support the show, which airs nationally on more than 170 stations.

As a public radio show, ‘State of the Re:Union’ is generously funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. The show, however, is responsible for employing other fundraising tactics in order to continue growing its multimedia platform. Accompanying ‘State of the Re:Union’s’ narrative of explored communities and the stories that lie within, are documentary shorts, music podcasts, blogs, and photo documentation – all of which dig deeper into the communities visited and the people who call each location home.

The goal of ‘SOTRU - A Celebration of Community, presented by WJCT Public Broadcasting and Biscottis’ is to raise $15,000 – to be matched dollar for dollar by J.Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, owners of the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the fundraising event’s $15,000 Challenge Grant Sponsors. What’s more, the Weavers have donated an invitation for 2 to sit in the owner’s suite at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium - to be used for a Jaguars’ game during the 2010-2011 season. The invitation will be raffled off at the event.

http://stateofthereunion.com/participate/event

More Related: Back in March Urban Jacksonville Weekly # 57 had Letson on talking about State of the Re:Union Edition. HAVE A LISTEN

Things To Do Thursday August 19th

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Riverside / Avondale
Downtown / Springfield
San Marco
Locals close by

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Music Video Revival Commentary Video

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Produced for PBS' Picture This. EU Magazine's Jack Diablo talks about the past event "Music Video Revival ".

Things To Do Wednesday August 18th

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Riverside / Avondale
Downtown / Springfield
San Marco
The Beaches
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Max Wood "Partly Cloudy Everywhere" Fri 8.20.10

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"I'm having an opening at Nullspace on August 20th. The show will exhibit a large interactive sensor-based installation, among other things.

At 8 PM, Lou Barlow will be performing via video chat.

There will be free alcohol, food and swell times. Please come!" -Max Wood

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Things To Do Tuesday August 17th

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Riverside / Avondale
Downtown / Springfield
Beaches

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Monday, August 16, 2010

1st Friday in 5points August 6th 2010

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Jacksonville Music Video Revival 8.6.10

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Last Friday 5 Points Theatre hosted the first ever Jacksonville Music Video Revival. The Jacksonville Music Video Revival was a free show that spotlighted music videos created by various Jacksonville bands. The idea was created by local business partner, EU writer Urban Jacksonville Weekly producer, and Chicken and Whiskey band member Jack Diablo. Some of the videos included bands Rickolus, Mr. Al Pete, 2416, National Diary, and Electric President. With a total of 14 bands contributing video I would say the first show was a success. I enjoyed the idea, it was like watching 14 different bands with different styles who would normally never be in the same show, all perform in one place. The only thing I would like to see different is I would have liked to see more attention put on knowing who the bands and the video directors were.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Things to Do Sunday August 15th

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Riverside / Avondale
Downtown / Springfield
    Beaches


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    Please comment or leave a voice message at (904) 469-8636 if we missed anything. I am now also posting your yard sales so we can all save and make a little doe.

    Crunchay Sunday @ Club TSI 8-08-10

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    Saturday, August 14, 2010

    Things To Do Saturday August 14th

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield
    San Marco
    The BeachesClick the links for more info.
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    Friday, August 13, 2010

    Things To Do Friday 8/13

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield
    San Marco

    Other

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    Summertime In The City This Weekend

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    Sumertime In The City 2009 Day 1


    Sumertime In The City 2009 Day 2


    Sumertime In The City 2009 Riverside Arts Market B-Boy Battle





    Facebook Event Page

    All photos and video by tom p.

    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    Riverside Arts Market goodness

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    I love me some b-boy battles.

    Things To Do Thursday August 12th

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield
    San Marco
    Locals close by

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    Wednesday, August 11, 2010

    Naked Hearts - Call Me at Underbelly 7/21/2010

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    Naked Hearts Myspace

    Things To Do Wednesday 8/11

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    Riverside / Avondale

    Downtown / Springfield

    San Marco

    The   Beaches

    Click the links for more info. Drive safely!
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    Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    Gods & Goddesses Party at The Pearl Friday 8/13

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    Link to Facebook event page.

    Square One "Art Friends Electric" 7/21/10

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    click photo to see full set. Photos by tom p

    Are Friends Electric Facebook

    Monday, August 9, 2010

    Pearl Friday 7/30/10

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    click photo to see full set. Photos by tom p.

    Things To Do Monday August 9th

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield / San Marco
    Orange Park/ Beaches

    Click the links for more info.

    Friday, August 6, 2010

    Things To Do Friday 8/6

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield
    San Marco

    Other

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    Thursday, August 5, 2010

    Things To Do Thursday August 5th

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield
    San Marco
    Locals close by

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    Wednesday, August 4, 2010

    Things To Do Wednesday August 4th - Artwalk

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield
    San MarcoThe Beaches
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    Local artists headlining at Orlando Indie Summer Fest

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    http://www.indiesummer.net/

    Tuesday, August 3, 2010

    Local made clothing sale

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    My good buddies at LWBM SPORT are having a back to school sale from August 2nd through August 9th.
    20% OFF coupon.


    www.LWBMSPORT.com

    THIS IS A GOOD SIGN team tag five points

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    Click image to see video. If you get a wild hair and video yourself tagging or making art send it to me! jaxscenedavid@gmail.com

    Things To Do Tuesday August 3rd

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield

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    Monday, August 2, 2010

    Wambolt Warehouse 8B show

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    Via http://warehouse8b.com/

    Things To Do Monday August 2nd

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield / San Marco
    Orange Park/ Beaches

    Click the links for more info.

    Friday, July 30, 2010

    Things To Do Friday July 30

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    I know! Super late post sorry! Hecticness.

    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield


    Click the links for more info.

    Thursday, July 29, 2010

    Things To Do Thursday July 29th

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield
    San Marco
    Locals close by

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    Wednesday, July 28, 2010

    Jackosnville Music Video Revival

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    mvf_commercial from dripsblack on Vimeo.



    Things To Do Wednesday July 28th

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield

    San Marco
    The Beaches

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    Drive safely!
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    Tuesday, July 27, 2010

    Photographs by Rickolus Video

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    Rickolus - Photographs from Circle Into Square on Vimeo.



    Video for Rickolus' Photographs off his new record "Youngster". Available July 27th from Circle Into Square/Fake Four Inc. Video Directed by Mark Hubbard.

    Check out Marks other videos.
    Check out the Rickolous Facebook.

    Monday, July 26, 2010

    Things To Do Monday July 26th

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield / San Marco
    Orange Park

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    Saturday, July 24, 2010

    Things To Do Saturday 7/24

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield
    San Marco
    The BeachesOther
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    Friday, July 23, 2010

    Sleigh Bells @ Jack Rabbits 7-09-10

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    Things To Do Friday 7/23

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield

    Click the links for more info.

    She Keeps Bees, Naked Hearts, The Frontier Needs Heroes at Underbelly 7/21/10

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    Click to see full set. Photos by tom p.

    Youngster CD Release Show Saturday 7/24

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    Click to listen to clips from the new "Youngter" album.

    This Saturday Rickolus AKA Rick Colado (Julius Airwave, Richard Love, Mothers Basement, Clone) will be having a show for the release of his new album Youngster. The album touches base with some of Rick's earliest childhood memories and in Rick's opinion one of his most honest albums to date. Rickolus will be performing at Tree Hill Amplitheatre show starts at 8pm or as soon as the sun starts to go down. The show is free and all ages, the album is $10.

    Click to read a interview by Jaxscene to Rick about his blog Vitamin Circus.

    A video of Ricklolus shot by Jaxscene in 2006 at The Seawalk Hotel in Jax Beach.

    Thursday, July 22, 2010

    Things To Do Thursday 7/22

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    Riverside / Avondale
    Downtown / Springfield
    San Marco
    Locals close by

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    Wednesday, July 21, 2010

    Live cell pic taken at underbelly's

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    Underbelly.

    Things To Do Wednesday 7/21

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    Riverside / Avondale

    Downtown / Springfield

    San Marco

    The   Beaches

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    The Beach Tour Tonight at Underbelly's 7/21

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    Tonight three Brooklyn bands will be playing at Underbelly, This Frontier Needs Heroes, She Keeps Bees, and Naked Hearts. The show is free but donations very much appreciated, so please donate even a dollar is better than nothing. I put up a few videos so you can have a listen. For more info click on the flyer thumbnail.

    Tuesday, July 20, 2010

    ART 'Friends' Electric? feat. 20+ Artists Wednesday 7/21

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    Back the f up see more homie
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