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Fides and Katrina Coleman headline a night of music and comedy at the New Daisy.
Then comedian P.A. Sechler performed in the most recent Memphis Punk Fest, it was one of his first shows. After getting the invitation to

Unapologetic

IMAKEMADBEATS aims to break the Memphis hip hop mold
"Throughout my life, a lot of people have called me obsessive," says IMAKEMADBEATS. "If I took interest in something, it wasn't just 'I like

Pyramid $cheme

Music returns to the former Hi-Tone space, now known as Growlers.
Pyramid $cheme, Growlers, former Hi-Tone now Growlers, Chase One, Bored Lord, Minivan Marcus, Codak, Johnathan Kiersky, Luke Sexton, IMAKEMADBEATS, PreauXX

Valerie June Comes Home

She’s back with a new album, a new band, and new attitude.
Valerie June announced her return with "Shakedown," a hill-country drone textured with keys and handclaps over a minimal, driving beat. The song stays coiled

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Music Editor Chris Shaw says farewell.
Greetings from the back of my truck as my dad, my cat, and myself cruise through the wasteland known as rural Oklahoma. We are

Sharp Balloons Live at Murphy’s

This Friday night, Memphis punk band Sharp Balloons will reunite for a concert at Murphy's. Sharp Balloons were part of the era of Goner

Garth Brooks Live at FedexForum

When it comes to country superstars, Garth Brooks has long been at the top of the list. Before the Brad Paisleys and Blake Sheltons

Welcome to Grc Lnd

Marco Pavé on his upcoming album.
Marco Pavé is a name you're going to be hearing a lot in 2017. At the age of 24, the Memphis rapper has already

The Week in Live Music

Hip-hop, indie rock, and more.
DJ Zirk Memphis rap legend DJ Zirk is pulling out all the stops for his birthday party Thursday at the Hi-Tone. In addition to

Kedron Johnson: From Hoops to Hip Hop

You might remember Kedren Johnson as the Vanderbilt transfer who helped shape the final years of the Pastner era of the Memphis Tigers. As

Duets for Mellotron

One-of-a-kind performance yields haunting new album.
In April, 2016, there was a unique concert at Crosstown Arts. Memphis musicians Robby Grant and Jonathan Kirkscey performed original compositions for two Mellotrons.

New Memphis Music

A look at upcoming releases from the local music scene
Brandon Taylor — Radio Ghost (Madjack Records) Release Date: Available Now Mississippi transplant Brandon Taylor camped out at Jack Oblivian's place while recording the

Mark Edgar Stuart Live at Loflin Yard

Loflin Yard brought live music to their sprawling grounds in the spring of last year, and the downtown bar/venue has just announced that they

Best Concerts of 2016

Music staff writers pick their favorite concerts of 2016.
From fine dining with Robyn Hitchcock to melting faces with the Melvins, here are our favorite concerts of 2016. — Chris Shaw Crazy Spirit
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