Jan. 15 — Lettuce @ Mavericks
What is looking to be an excellent weekend for music here in Jacksonville begins on Thursday, January 15 with renowned funk/jam band Lettuce taking the helm at Mavericks in the Jacksonville Landing. The eight-piece group is known for their excellent live shows, and thanks to their unique blend of a wide array of influences, such as hip-hop and funk, you can be sure this show will be a groovy one. Performing alongside them will be Brooklyn-based EDM duo Break Science and local artist Vlad the Inhaler. Tickets are $20 and the doors open at 6 p.m.
Jan. 16 – Tedeschi Trucks Band @ Florida Theatre
Surely, by now, you must know about this local legend. If you don’t, do yourself a favor and get some tickets to the next Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi concert when they come to the Florida Theatre on Friday, Jan. 16. These two locals, who received a Grammy award for best blues album on their debut album, Revelator, are some of the greatest blues players alive today. Each of them have played alongside greats such as Buddy Guy, and they originated right here in Jacksonville! Tickets for this show are between $40 and $75. Doors open 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 – of Montreal @ Freebird Live
of Montreal, who are actually from Athens, Ga., are an experimental rock group formed back in 1996. The band are known for their outlandish clothing, vivid and psychedelic lyrics, and diverse style, ranging from Prince to the Beatles. While of Montreal is definitely not everyone’s cup of tea, the band has had quite a bit of success in the indie world, and their latest album, Lousy With Sylvianbriar, is an excellent addition to the band’s already stellar discography. Advance tickets for this show are a measly $15, and the doors open at 8 p.m. Be prepared for a little weirdness.
Jan. 20 – Shovels & Rope @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
This folk duo is comprised of Michael Trent and Cary Ann, who also happen to be husband and wife. Hailing from Charleston, S.C., the two formed Shovels & Rope, which is named after the pair’s debut album, after combining their solo careers. Although the two have had a fair amount of success with this venture since forming in 2008, Trent and Ann did not originally plan on making the Shovels & Rope moniker a permanent act. After recording their single, “Birmingham” and performing the song on Letterman, the couple found themselves on Billboard’s Top 200 list and the rest is history. If you’re looking for a good folk fix this month, this is your answer. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are about $20.