Alex G's latest 13-track album DSU was released past June and is available on Bandcamp. Photo courtesy Bandcamp

Anxiety, GarageBand, and semesters off: an interview with Alex G

Before playing his live set at Backbooth, Spinnaker Radio sat down with the anxious singer/songwriter Alex G to talk about his creative process, uncertainty about music as a career, and honest lyrics.

August 8, 2014 · Features, Radio
Joyce Manor will perform at 1904 Music Hall in downtown Jacksonville on Sept. 21.
Photo courtesy Facebook.

Album Spotlight: Joyce Manor’s fresh take on pop punk

Judging from the band’s third LP Never Hungover Again, Joyce Manor’s refreshing, off-the-wall band expresses its punk rock roots with a power pop and Midwestern emo spin, while still managing to focus on having a good time.

August 7, 2014 · Radio
K Ishibashi talks exclusively to Spinnaker!

K Ishibashi Exclusive!

Holt & Michaela have an exclusive interview with Karou Ishibashi!  You can hear it Wed at 7P, Thu 12P/7P, and Fri 12P/5p only on Spinnaker Radio!

August 6, 2014 · Radio
Lollapalooza 2014

Spinnaker Radio salutes Lollapalooza!

Who needs Chicago when you’ve got Spinnaker?  Spinnaker Radio is giving you the Lollapalooza Experience, a playlist of artists featured at this year’s festival. Kate Bush, Arctic Monkies, Fitz & The Tantrums, Broken Bells, Phantogram, and more … It’s playing right now, and will repeat through the week (Tue 8pm, Fri 8pm, Sun 6pm).

August 4, 2014 · Radio
Before his work with Elvis Depressedly,  Mat Cothran formed the band Coma Cinema in 2005. 
Photo by Holt Knight.

Concert Review: Alex G and Elvis Depressedly on their hazy, lo-fi summer tour

Elvis Depressedly and Alex G performed at Backbooth in Orlando. Under their odd but simple-sounding brand of pop music lies a serious, strange and exciting current.

July 29, 2014 · Concerts, Features, Radio
Concert Review: Ray LaMontagne and Jenny Lewis

Concert Review: Ray LaMontagne and Jenny Lewis

Ray LaMontagne’s psychedelic rock and Jenny Lewis’s pure voice brought their audiences back in time at Jacksonville’s Florida Theatre last Tuesday. Two reporters give an account of each of these artist’s timeless performances.

July 22, 2014 · Concerts, Opinions, Radio
Local band Herd of Watts isn’t quite what it could be

Local band Herd of Watts isn’t quite what it could be

Jacksonville’s local music scene doesn’t exactly have a shining reputation. The most successful artist to come out of the city in the last 20 years is Limp Bizkit, and today we play host to a school of middling indie rock bands. When I was asked to review an EP from another local band called Herd […]

July 16, 2014 · Features, Radio
From L to R, drummer Niko Costas, guitarist and vocalist Colin Paterson, bassist and vocalist Kevin Beaugrand, and Lukas Costas playing everything  from uke to melodica. Photo courtesy Facebook

Local reggae band and One Spark “Best Creator” Sidereal headlines at Freebird

Local reggae band and One Spark “Best Creator” Sidereal will be playing a string of local shows and music festivals starting with Freebird Live on Friday, July 18th. Drummer Niko Costas sits down with Spinnaker to discuss the band’s plans for the near future including One Spark Berlin.

July 16, 2014 · Concerts, Features, Radio
Bassist Chevelle Wisemen, lead vocalist and guitarist Jason Powell, and drummer Chris Michael make up the surf-rock band with the questionable name Guantanamo Baywatch. Photo courtesy @GuantanamoBW

Guantanamo Baywatch talks butts, Seinfeld, and Californian surf-rock genre

The focus of the July 5th “Duval LUAU” was Guantanamo Baywatch, the third band who took the stage. Based out of Portland, Ore., they gravitate towards the oldies and play simple but tight riffs that form a familiar, fast punk sound. Guantanamo Baywatch isn’t doing anything new, but they do have fun. A tiny receipt […]

July 15, 2014 · Concerts, Features, Radio
The Lifeforms. 
Photo courtesy of Facebook.

On The Couch with The Lifeforms

On The Couch is a new online series by Spinnaker Radio and Spinnaker TV that gives a raw glimpse of band members in their natural form as they play songs and discuss the history behind their band. This week features Jacksonville native garage rock band, The Lifeforms. Friends since high school, this TLC-loving trio explains […]

July 1, 2014 · Radio, Reviews