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Joey Pegram, Shabbadoo's musical auteur, is about to pack his bags and leave Memphis to teach art in Jakarta. He says he's coming back some day, but just in case that doesn't happen it might not be a bad idea to visit Nocturnal on Sunday, May 30 when Shabbadoo celebrates the release of its latest LP There You Are.
Once a year people dress up like zombies and take a walk down Main Street for no apparent reason Here's a taste of the Memphis Zombie March 2010.
So, in advance of tonight's multi-hour series finale event, why not toss out a last batch of Lost predictions which will be proved hilariously wrong soon enough. This gets the usual spoiler alert: I never read what other people think is going to happen, so these stupid ideas are my own and not based upon anyone else's more informed guesses. If you've never watched the show, the following will read like gobbledygook produced by a noun generator.
This Sunday, May 23rd, at 3 p.m., friends and family of musician Harry Peel will assemble for a benefit show and celebration at the Blue Monkey (Midtown) in honor of the renowned local drummer.
Peel, a 30-year veteran of the music industry who has performed with Little Feat, Loretta Lynn, the Oak Ridge Boys, and Greg Dulli of the Afghan Whigs, just to name a few, was recently scheduled to undergo heart surgery and will be unable to work for some time. All proceeds from the show will help defray some of the costs associated with Peel's surgery and recovery.
Performers scheduled to appear at the show include a litany of Peel's longtime musical cohorts, such as Alvin “Youngblood” Hart, John Kilzer, Susan Marshall, Pawtuckets, Rob Jungklas, the Riverbuff Clan and Reba Russell, as well as Star & Micey, Dave Cousar, and the emerging pop/soul artist Ryan Peel, who also happens to be Harry's son.
For the first installment in a new weekly blog feature, where we'll highlight a Memphis-music-connected video clip (or, in this case, clips), here's something of a preview of this weekend's Alex Chilton tribute Big Star concert at the Levitt Shell.
The concert, which Chris Davis featured in this week's Flyer, is a Memphis-set sequel to an impromptu Chilton tribute concert held in the wake of Chilton's death, at Antone's in Austin, Texas during March's SXSW Music Festival. A couple of the performers who joined original Big Star drummer Jody Stephens and modern-era members Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow at the Austin show are scheduled to reappear in Memphis.
The local Chilton-tribute Big Star concert is Saturday night at Levitt Shell. Here's a glimpse from the SXSW show:
R.E.M.'s Mike Mills taking the lead on the Third/Sister Lovers' highlight "Jesus Christ":
Getting a belated start to 2010 albums with some theoretical comfort food — new albums from three bands who each produced one of my favorite albums of the past couple of years. None repeat the trick here, but one comes pretty close, and one falls off hard.
Escape Alley Sundry, located at 651 Marshall, along the famous escape route taken by Union General Robert Washburn during a Confederate siege in the Civil War (hence the name), is a new club/music venue in town that has been turning heads lately with a diverse line-up and unique atmosphere.
The club, which opened in March, is a brainchild of husband/wife entrepreneurs Russell and Jo Wild, features an eclectic, Americana-inspired menu and décor.
“(Escape Alley Sundry) is a little bit of everything,” says Russell Wild. “It's a restaurant, bar, vintage shop, music venue and meeting space. We strive to attract a diverse group of people. Our food consists of simple homemade meals that satisfy the taste buds and the wallet. We have moon pies, classic candies, root-beer floats and many Americana items that bring a sense of nostalgia and comfort to the patrons.”