Friday, January 29, 2016

Weekend Roundup 51: John Nemeth, Nots, Alex da Ponte

Posted By on Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 10:41 AM

John Nemeth plays Lafayette's Music Room this Friday. - AUBREY EDWARDS
  • Aubrey Edwards
  • John Nemeth plays Lafayette's Music Room this Friday.

Happy Friday and welcome to the 51st edition of my Weekend Roundup. Local bands rule the weekend this time around, a long with a few touring acts like Choke Chains, Death Panels, and Urban Pioneer. Let's get it on. 

Friday, January 29th
Loveland Duren, 6:30 p.m. at Lafayette's Music Room. 
Lisa Mac, 8 p.m. at Studio 688, donations suggested. 

Aaron Lee Tasjan, Woody Pines, 9 p.m. at the Hi-Tone, $10. 

The Sheiks and Duma, 10 p.m. at the Lamplighter, free.
John Nemeth, 10 p.m. at the Lafayette's Music Room. 

Saturday, January 30th.
The Lonely Biscuits, Sleepwlkrs, Crockett (solo set), 8 p.m. at the Hi-Tone, $5.

Urban Pioneers, Sold Under Sin 9 p.m. at The Hi-Tone  $7-10.
Choke Chains, Manateees, Bloody Show, Time, 9 p.m. at Murphy's, $5.
Jesse WInchester, 10 p.m. at Bar DKDC, $5.

Death Panels, Zuul, Naan Violence, Nots, 10 p.m. at the Lamplighter, free. 
Sunday, January 31st
Alex Da Ponte, 7 p.m. at the Young Avenue Deli.
Birthday Bash feat. Bored Lord, Minivan Markus, The Sidewayz & more, 8 p.m. at  the Hi-Tone, $3.

Marcella and her Lovers, 9 p.m. at Lafayette's Music Room. 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Welcome to the 2016 International Blues Challenge

Posted By on Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 1:49 PM

Ori Naftaly and the Southern Avenue Band will represent the Memphis Blues Society in the 2016 IBC.
  • Ori Naftaly and the Southern Avenue Band will represent the Memphis Blues Society in the 2016 IBC.

The 2016 International Blues Challenge starts this evening (Tuesday, January 26th) and runs throughout the weekend. Now in its 32nd year, the International Blues Challenge is the world's largest gathering of blues artists and serves as the premier search by the Blues Foundation to find the best blues band, blues duo, and blues singer ready to take their performance to an international level.

This year, the International Blues Challenge features bands and performers from as far as Israel, Australia, Columbia, and the Philippines, in addition to numerous acts from around the country. Local performers include Rodney Polk and Johnny Riley, The Southern Avenue Band, and the Stax Music Academy. Over 250 acts are expected to perform at this year's Challenge.

Last year, Eddie Cotton of the Vicksburg Blues Society won Best Band, Noah Wotherspoon won the Gibson Guitar Award, and Randy McQuay of the Cape Fear Blues Society won Best Solo/Duo. Ben Rice of the Ashland Blues Society won the St. Blues Guitar Award for Best Solo/Duo, Nico Wayne Toussaint won the Lee Oskar Harmonica Award, and Cryin' Mercy of the Grafton Blues Association won Best Self-Produced CD. 

Passes to the 2016 International Blues Challenge can be purchased here. Tickets to individual events are also available on site. Check out the complete schedule below, or click here to download the entire schedule in PDF form. 

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Tuesday, January 26th
5:30-9:00pm WILL CALL Club 152 2nd Floor
5:30pm International Showcase Beale Street
8:00pm Tas Cru’s Generation Blues Fundraiser Jam Rum Boogie Cafe Donation at door

Wednesday, January 27th
11:00am- 4:00 pm Pacific Northwest Showcase Club 152 First Floor
12:00pm–5:00pm Blind Raccoon Showcase Purple Haze Nightclub
12:00pm-2:30pm IBC Act Registration Tin Roof (315 Beale Street)
12:00-10:00pm Will Call, IBC Merchandise & CD Sales Club 152 2nd Floor
1:00-3:30pm Health Fair (cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, etc. screenings) Club 152 2nd Floor
1:00-2:00 pm Affiliate Roundtable Hard Rock Café 2nd Floor
2:30pm IBC Act Orientation Meeting Tin Roof (315 Beale Street)
4:30/5:00/5:35pm First Night of 32nd IBC Quarterfinals Beale Street IBC Pass or $10 wristband

Thursday, January 28th
10:00am Blues Foundation Board of Directors meeting The Blues Foundation Office @421 S. Main St.
10:00am Blues in the Schools with Tas Cru and Cole and Logan Layman Downtown Elementary School
11:00am-4:30pm Galaxie Agency Showcase B.B.King’s
11:30am Great Canadian Polar Bear Blues Showcase Kooky Canuck
12:00pm–5:00pm Blind Raccoon Showcase Purple Haze Nightclub
12:00-10:00pm Will Call, IBC Merchandise & CD Sales Club 152 2nd Floor
1:00pm FILM – America’s Blues Blues City Cafe
1:00-3:30pm Health Fair (cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, etc. screenings) Club 152 2nd Floor
2:00-4:00pm A Cast of Blues with artist, Sharon McConnell-Dickerson and photographer, Ken Murphy The Blues Hall of Fame 421 S. Main
4:30/5:00/5:35pm First Night of 32nd IBC Quarterfinals Beale Street IBC Pass or $10 wristband
11:00pm International Jam Club 152 First Floor
11:30pm All-Star Jam with Jonn Richardson, Sean Carney and many more!! Tin Roof
When the scores have been tabulated, the semi-finalists will be announced at various Beale Street clubs.

Friday, January 29th
11:00am-2:15pm IBC Youth Act Registration Hard Rock Café
11:00am 2016 Keeping the Blues Alive Awards Doubletree Hotel, Tennessee Ballroom
11:00am Blues Kids Foundation Hard Rock Café
12:00pm–5:00pm Blind Raccoon Showcase Purple Haze Nightclub
11:00am Beale Street Brass Note/Walk of Fame Dedication to Little Laura Dukes Alfred’s
Noon- 4pm National Women in Blues Alfred’s
12:00-10:00pm Will Call, IBC Merchandise & CD Sales Club 152 2nd Floor
Noon-4pm 17th Annual Blues Jam by The Stella Vees Blues Hall
2:15pm IBC YOUTH Act Orientation Meeting Hard Rock Café
4:00-7:00/10:00-1:00pm Blues at the Hard Rock Hard Rock Café
4:20/5:00/5:40pm Youth Showcases Beale Street IBC Pass or $15 wristband
5:20/5:40/7:00pm 32nd IBC Semi-Finals IBC Pass or $15 Beale Street
The following events will begin when the semi-finals are concluded in the club somewhere between 10:00 and 11:00pm IBC Pass or $15 wristband
Youth Jam B.B. Kings
11:30pm All-Star Jam with Jonn Richardson Tin Roof
When the scores have been tabulated Friday, the finalists will be announced at various Beale Street clubs.

Saturday, January 30th
11:00am Doors Open for Finals Orpheum Theatre IBC Pass or $42.50 at door, if available
11:00am Silent Auction
12:00pm 32nd IBC Finals & Best Self-Produced CD Winner Announcement

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Yo Gotti Premiers "Designer Party" Video

Posted By on Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 1:40 PM

Yo Gotti performing at Mud Island last summer. - COLE WHEELER
  • Cole Wheeler
  • Yo Gotti performing at Mud Island last summer.

The King of Memphis has been on a tear lately, dropping new music at a rapid pace with major hits like "Down in the DM" and "Rihanna". Go on a personal tour of Yo Gotti's closet in his brand new video "Designer Party," featured below. I think most of us would be content with a single pair of ANY of the shoes Gotti brags about owning. 

*Fair Warning, the song does feature explicit lyrics*


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Friday, January 22, 2016

Weekend Roundup 50: X__X, Memphis Does Bowie, Rickie and Aimee

Posted By on Fri, Jan 22, 2016 at 8:30 AM

True Sons of Thunder - DON PERRY
  • Don Perry
  • True Sons of Thunder

Welcome to the 50th edition of my Weekend Roundup. Over the past 50 weeks (give or take a few) I've been recommending some of the best shows Memphis has to offer, and there's no plans to stop any time soon! Here is everywhere you need to be this weekend. 

Friday, January 22nd.
The Protomen, Brit Brigade, 9 p.m. at the Hi-Tone, $10.
X__X, True Sons of Thunder, Obnox, 9 p.m. at Murphy's, $10. 
Graham Winchester Band, 10 p.m. at Lafayette's Music Room. 

Reahmus Boddimus, 10:30 p.m. at P&H, $5.

Saturday, January 23rd.

Memphis Does Bowie, a benefit concert for St. Jude, 6 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, $15.
Camino, North By North, Sleepwlkrs, Mary Owens 8 p.m. at the Hi-Tone, $7.

Ex-Cult, Bambi Brosnan, Fresh Flesh, 10 p.m. at the Hi-Tone, $10.
The Roosevelts, 10 p.m. at Lafayette's Music Room.
 

Sunday, January 24th.
IRIS Orchestra: Midori 2 p.m. at the Germantown Performing Arts Center, prices vary.
The Chaulkies, 8 p.m. at Lafayette's Music Room. 

Liquid Teens, Tangles 9 p.m. at the Buccaneer Lounge, $5. 

Love Cop, China Gate, Loser Vision, Rickie and Aimee, 9 p.m. at the Hi-Tone, $10. 


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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Staxtacular 2016 at Soulsville

Posted By on Wed, Jan 20, 2016 at 1:22 PM

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The Soulsville Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year takes place this Friday (January 29th) at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. Memphis Grizzlies forward Vince Carter will help host this year’s party, and the evening will feature music by Marcella & Her Lovers, The Garry Goin Band, and a special set from the Stax Music Academy. The Soulsville Foundation is also partnering with The Rec Room to create the "Rec Room South" in the Stax Music Academy building during the event. Tickets to Staxtacular are $175 each and may be purchased by calling (901) 261-6338 or by cicking here. Tickets are also available at the Stax Museum and at the Grizzlies Den Team Store inside the Grand Lobby of FedExForum. Check out videos from Garry Goin and Marcella & Her Lovers below. 


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Friday, January 15, 2016

Beale Street Music Fest Passes Now On Sale

Posted By on Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 9:56 AM

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Beale Street Music Fest has announced that three day passes are now on sale. The music festival has changed ticket providers, opting to use TicketFly instead of Ticket Master.  Memphis in May also announced a special discounted sale of three-day passes for the 40th edition of the Beale Street Music Festival. A limited quantity offered at $85, plus service charges, will be available exclusively at TicketFly starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15th. This is the lowest price offered for the 2016 Beale Street Music Festival and tickets are available on a first come first served basis. Three-day passes will escalate to $95 once this limited quantity is exhausted, so Beale Street Music Festival fans should act quickly.

Once the first tier of tickets sells out, the prices will escalate to $95 and then to $105. Single day tickets for the 2016 Beale Street Music Festival, priced at $45 will go on sale on Wednesday, February 24th when the line-up for the music festival is announced. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

Weekend Roundup 49: Divine Interface, Impala, Faux Killas

Posted By on Fri, Jan 8, 2016 at 9:35 AM

RPLD GHSTS plays the Hi-Tone on Friday, January 8th. - JOSH MILLER
  • Josh Miller
  • RPLD GHSTS plays the Hi-Tone on Friday, January 8th.

Happy Friday and welcome to the 49th edition of my Weekend Roundup. By now you should know the drill: I pick the shows, you attend them, and everyone wins. Sounds easy right? Let's get it on. 

Friday, January 8th.
Reba Russell Trio, 6:30 p.m. at Lafayette's Music Room. 

Cities Aviv, Fit Of Body, Divine Interface, RPLD GHOSTS, Duma, 9 p.m. at The Hi-Tone Cafe, $10.
Clay Otis and Luke White, 9:30 p.m. at Bar DKDC, $5.
Shane Smith & The Saints, 10 p.m. at Lafayette's Music Room. 
Saturday, January 9th.
You're Not Alone Project featuring What We Do In Secret, Eleutheria, They Will Fall, Forsake Your Nets, Our Dearly Departed, and Susceros 7 p.m. at the Hi-Tone, $10.

Star & Micey, The Black Cadillacs 7 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, $15-$17.
XLM, 7 p.m. at the 1884 Lounge, $10.

Faux Killas, 9 p.m. at Murphy's, $5. 

Devil Train, 10 p.m. at Lafayette's Music Room. 

Impala, 10:30 p.m. at Bar DKDC, $5.

Sunday, January 10th.
Strong Martian, Tamarron, Dryspell, Zuster, 9 p.m. at the Hi-Tone, $5.
Occasional Caucasians 9 p.m. at The Buccaneer, $5. 

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Thursday, January 7, 2016

Lucero Announce Family Block Party

Posted By on Thu, Jan 7, 2016 at 9:35 AM

LUCERO
  • Lucero
After a successful Christmas show and their first Family Picnic in Memphis, Lucero has recently announced a block party set for April 23rd at Minglewood Hall. The show will feature St.Paul and the Broken Bones, with more acts announced closer to the show. Minglewood will be blocking off S. Willett Street and the surrounding areas, and a portion of the proceeds generated from the show will go to charity. Check out the show flyer and Lucero's latest video below. Tickets go on sale Friday (January 8th) and can be purchased here. Or, if you can't wait, fan club tickets are available through Lucero's website here. 

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Photo Recap: Memphis Dawls' Last Show

Posted By on Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 10:32 AM

The Memphis Dawls
  • The Memphis Dawls





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