June 1

On Monday, June 9, local group This Frontier Needs Heroes will be performing downtown at Burro Bar. Brad and Jessica, who form the band, are an excellent duo whose gentle, folk-style makes them a great choice for anyone looking for a nice mellow concert. Find more about the band here.

June 2

Three-piece alt-rock group Paper Jets will be performing at Jack Rabbits Tuesday, June 10. The New Jersey-based band recently released their debut LP titled, We Are All Strange Friends, earlier this year. Find out more on the group here. Doors open at 8.

Speak

Local group Speaking Cursive, who are soon to be releasing their second album this fall, recently informed me of this sweet little concert coming up. The band will be opening for Foxy Shazam, the alt-rock group from Ohio, on Friday, June 13 at Freebird Live. Larry and His Flask will also be performing that night. Doors open at 7:30. More info on Speaking Cursive can be found here. Watch a recent performance at The Underbelly below.

June 3

“Intergalactic muses collided in a fatalistic stream of sound and energy when percussionist Jeffrey Alan Wright, bassist/vocalist Eric Van Lugo, & guitarist Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas began to organize their individual forms of havoc together,” taken from Plastic Planets’ bio on their Bandcamp. This Orlando-based group will be performing at Jack Rabbits on Tuesday, June 17, alongside Sunspots  and Artilect.

June 5

Recently featured on Pitchfork, receiving the highly-regarded “Best New Music” branding for their latest album The Moon Rang Like A Bell, Gainesville-based band Hundred Waters will be performing in their hometown at Gainesville’s High Dive. This one will be well worth checking out, even if you have to drive through Waldo…

June 7

This one’s for anyone looking to see some of Jacksonville’s great hardcore and punk talent. Boys No Good, Evergreen Terrace, and Rhythm of Fear will be performing at Underbelly on Saturday, June 28, for the event CarlyFest 2014. The event is being held in honor of Carly Driscoll, who battled with RMS, or rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer. Proceeds from the show will be donated to the Nicki Leach Foundation, with tons of rad items being raffled off throughout the night. Tickets are only $10, and the doors open at 6. Did I mention this will be Boys No Good’s first concert in two years. Don’t be hitting yourself for missing out on this concert. Tickets here.