Monday, March 31, 2014

Sound Advice: Hod, Abysmal Lord, Ritual Decay, Process of Suffocation Wednesday at the Buccaneer

Posted By on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Four metal bands descend upon the Buccaneer this Wednesday to wreak havoc, spill blood and...drink some Pabst Blue Ribbon. If you like your t-shirts black and your metal unforgiving, make plans to be at the Buccaneer this Wednesday night.

HOD:

ABYSMAL LORD:

RITUAL DECAY:

PROCESS OF SUFFOCATION:

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Josh Miller's Memphis

Posted By on Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Future Islands live at the HiTone
  • Josh Miller
  • Future Islands live at the HiTone

You may have noticed Josh Miller's photographs gracing the pages of our music section lately, probably because the man seems to be at every local show in Memphis!

Looks like we aren't the only ones who have noticed Josh's impressive work, he's also been contributing photos to Impose Magazine's Scene and Heard section. Thanks for keeping Memphis on the map Josh! Click here to see More of Josh Miller's work.

And be sure to check out Josh Miller's blog for more rock and roll action!

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Luther Dickinson @ Shangri-La Sunday

Posted By on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM

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Luther Dickinson has a new record out. It's damn good. He's playing at Shangri-La on Sunday at 3:30. See the April 3rd Flyer for a story on what went into Rock 'n Roll Blues

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Steve Martin & Edie Brickell @ Snowden Grove in August

Posted By on Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell are coming to Snowden Grove on August 2nd. You can buy your tickets here. You can check out Steve's chicken-themed video from his latest album on Rounder right below these words. That's how we roll. But WAIT! There more: Edie Brickell wrote a song about a baby thrown from a train. We got that too. Stay tuned for more concert-news gold.


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

When "American Pickers" Met Prince Mongo

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe of American Pickers talk to Prince Mongo (center)
  • Greg Akers
  • Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe of "American Pickers" talk to Prince Mongo (center)
Yesterday afternoon, the leads of History Channel's phenomenally successful show American Pickers were in downtown Memphis. The tall, thin, sarcastic Mike Wolfe and the shorter, rounder, more subtly funny Frank Fritz are a kind of Abbott and Costello of antiques. Never mind that the show, appearing on the channel it does, necessarily equivocates history with material possessions (forgivable, because there is some social history value to considering what past generations considered valuable) or that it led to an immense rise in copycat shows piggybacking on American Pickers' success (unforgivable, because Pawn Stars).

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Del McCoury @ GPAC Thursday

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 7:38 AM

National Heritage Fellow, American string-band master, and sporter of a bad ass haircut, Del McCoury is at GPAC on Thursday. Local fave Shannon McNally opens.  Get your tickets before he hauls himself off to the blue side of town. 


Kate Campbell at Center for Southern Folklore Saturday

Posted By on Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Kate Campbell will perform her story-driven songs at the Center For Southern Folklore on Saturday, March 29th. She has recorded with the best of the Muscle Shoals scene and has sung with the entire neo-folk scene. Her songs are thought provoking, and her voice is strong enough to keep you involved. Have a listen below.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Festival Snob's Beale St. Music Fest '14 Playlist

Posted By on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 3:38 PM

We're still parsing though the lineup for this year's BSMF. Buy your tickets here. Festival Snob has a playlist to tide you over.


Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin

Posted By on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:42 AM


The Queen of Soul is from Memphis. It's her birthday. We made her a playlist and put two videos online. What did you do? 






New Chilton Bio in the New York Times

Posted By on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

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A Man Called Destruction is a new biography of Alex Chilton. It was reviewed in the New York Times by Janet Maslin. Stay tuned for more on this. 


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Deafheaven @ The Hi-Tone Tuesday

Posted By on Sun, Mar 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM


Friday, March 21, 2014

Buh-Buh Basketball: GO TIGERS!!!!

Posted By on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Here's Jack Oblivian's cover of Bill Hickock and B.B. Cunningham's best sports song ever. GO TIGERS!


Ben Gaines @ Poplar Lounge Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Mystery Loves Company @ Kudzu's Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 9:25 AM


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Why Not? - Gene Clark BBC Doc

Posted By on Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 2:22 PM

No relation to Memphis. Here's a great BBC documentary on Gene Clark. Just  another awesome BBC 4 doc. Thanks to Aquarium Drunkard.


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