Thursday, October 22, 2020

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, October 22-28

Posted By on Thu, Oct 22, 2020 at 10:35 AM

Optic Sink
  • Optic Sink

One may not often tune in to a live-streamed concert for the setting. Often they're broadcast from someone's den. But you have to admit, Optic Sink's billing, "Live ON the Lamplighter," is intriguing. What are they on about? Tune in and see. Or check out the indefatigable Devil Train, live from B-Side Bar, for a bit of that live-venue frisson, squished down into your device of choice. Of course, joining a musician in their den, man-cave or woman-cave can be a whole experience. We're sure they'd love to have you!

REMINDER: The Memphis Flyer supports social distancing in these uncertain times. Please live-stream responsibly. We remind all players that even a small gathering could recklessly spread the coronavirus and endanger others. If you must gather as a band, please keep all players six feet apart, preferably outside, and remind viewers to do the same.

ALL TIMES CDT



Thursday, October 22
Noon
Live DJ - Downtown Memphis Virtual Carry Out Concert
Facebook

8 p.m.
Devil Train - at B-Side
Facebook


Friday, October 23
No live-streamed events scheduled


Saturday, October 24
10 a.m.
Richard Wilson
Facebook

4 p.m.
Optic Sink & Composer 4 - Live ON the Lamplighter
Twitch TV    Facebook


Sunday, October 25
3 p.m.
Dale Watson - Chicken $#!+ Bingo
YouTube

4 p.m.
Bill Shipper - For Kids (every Sunday)
Facebook


Monday, October 26
5:30 p.m.
Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
Facebook

8 p.m.
John Paul Keith (every Monday)
YouTube


Tuesday, October 27
7 p.m.
Bill Shipper (every Tuesday)
Facebook

8 p.m.
Mario Monterosso (every Tuesday)
Facebook


Wednesday, October 28
8 p.m.
Dale Watson - Hernando's Hide-a-way
YouTube

8 p.m.
Richard Wilson (every Wednesday)
Facebook

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Listen Up: Electric Animals

Posted By on Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 2:03 PM

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  • Rebecca Dailey
  • Rory Laster, Rob Coleman, Andrew Hamm of Electric Animals

Rory Laster plunged into the Electric Animals band like a lightning bolt after he got out of alcohol treatment.

“I needed to become addicted to something else,” he says.

The band will release its first single, “Sink or Swim,” October 16th on Spotify and Apple Music.

Laster, who got out of rehab January 31st, 2019, got together with guitarist Andrew Hamm and they did a complete facelift of their band.

“It started from a band called Lost Dogs, started by me in about 2016, 2017,” Laster says. “We never really did anything.”

They basically had to find a new lineup. “We found ourselves without a bass player because our original bass player was having his third child and it became too much,” Hamm says. “Our drummer got busy with some other stuff and stepped away.

“We were pushing it to really write some great songs and record them. So, you call a bunch of Christian Brothers guys and say, ‘We need you to show up.’”

Everybody is a Christian Brothers High School graduate, Laster says.

In addition to Laster on rhythm guitar and vocals and Hamm on lead guitar, the band also includes Rob Coleman on drums, Taylor Lonardo on bass, and Griffin Lonardo on keyboards. 

Andrew Hamm,  Rory Laster, Rob Coleman of Electric Animals - REBECCA DAILEY
  • Rebecca Dailey
  • Andrew Hamm, Rory Laster, Rob Coleman of Electric Animals

Before treatment, their songs included “On No One,” a love song that actually was about his addiction, says Laster, who writes their lyrics. “I was literally telling out loud the pain I’m feeling I wish on no one.”

Laster was in “a really dark place. Unhappy with everything. Hated myself. Hated everything in the world. Incredibly unhappy. I couldn’t shake it. Was drinking two fifths of vodka a day easy.

“When I got in treatment, I brought my ukulele with me. I didn’t get forced into treatment. I voluntarily went. And took myself there. Nobody gave me a ride. Not Mommy or Daddy on that one. It was all me.”

When he got out, Laster told Hamm he was going to try to be “the best version” of himself. “Music is just  — man, it’s so cliché —  the only thing that makes sense,” Laster says. “It is so powerful. Music can connect you to the whole world just based on a note. Wouldn’t it be great if you could heal the world with a song?

 “The very first thing you’re born with is music. You leave your mother’s womb and you get to the world making notes.”

They don’t play any of the songs they wrote before Laster went into treatment, Hamm says. “They were very dark and you could hear the pain in Rory, now looking back on it. It’s almost hard to listen to it. Now I know everything that was going on. We had to get rid of the entire set list. The entire image and everything that was going on. And start something from there.”

Andrew Hamm, Rob Coleman, Rory Laster  of Electric Animals - REBECCA DAILEY
  • Rebecca Dailey
  • Andrew Hamm, Rob Coleman, Rory Laster of Electric Animals

“Sink or Swim” is “a collaboration between both of us,” Hamm says. “I had probably the original idea for it and most of the original guitar and instrumentation. Rory worked on it with lyrics.”

And, he says, “It’s a quick song. It’s powerful. It’s in your face.  And it’s over.”

The song, Laster says, “Came from kind of talking to myself about, ‘You need to sink or swim. Those are your only options in your life.’ These are conversations I was having with myself throughout recovery.”

“One of my favorite lines in that song was the intro line, which is, ‘Storm clouds come rubbing in. Grab your vest. SOS. For this capsized ship is dead where it lands.’” Hamm says.

As for their style of music, he says, “We’ve kind of coined the term ‘Delta stoner pop.’ It’s got elements of rock and blues to it, but we’re trying to present it in more of a pop format with an attention to the chorus being something people can sing along with.”

Andrew Hamm, Rob Coleman, Rory Laster  of Electric Animals - REBECCA DAILEY
  • Rebecca Dailey
  • Andrew Hamm, Rob Coleman, Rory Laster of Electric Animals

Hamm and Laster both are fans of desert rock bands, including Queens of the Stone Age and Eagles of Death Metal. “Just that very sludgy kind of blues. It really has its roots in what Black Sabbath is kind of doing in ‘War Pigs.’  Sludgy but still elements of blues in it. So, we’re trying to add a little flavor of that to what we’re doing. And keep Memphis roots in it.”

They’ve prolifically been writing songs. “We have probably an album’s worth of new material. And we’re in the process of slowly recording these songs and releasing them. We’re in the process of finishing two more right now.”

They’ve been doing a lot of their recording remotely, says Hamm, who is the audio engineer. “Everything has been recorded at my home. Taylor, who lives in Nashville, is sending me his bass tracks remotely.

“The pandemic is an opportunity to just focus on recording, which is what we were planning on doing.”

They changed their name to Electric Animals after Laster got out of treatment. “He came back with an amazing energy,” Hamm says. “He looked different, sounded different, and showed he had made a commitment to being the best version of himself.”

But, Laster says, “Even sober, I’m still a prick.”

Listen to "Sink or Swim" here

Taylor Lonardo
  • Taylor Lonardo


Griffin Lonardo
  • Griffin Lonardo
Rory Laster,  Rob Coleman, Andrew Hamm of Electric Animals - REBECCA DAILY
  • Rebecca Daily
  • Rory Laster, Rob Coleman, Andrew Hamm of Electric Animals

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Unexpected Health Issues Lead to GoFundMe for David Cousar

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 2:58 PM

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  • Paul Taylor
  • David Cousar
David Cousar doesn't get a lot of press, and that may suit him just fine. In both his guitar playing and his way of living, he's the master of understatement. Yet his name is perpetually on the lips of music fans and players around town, as those understated guitar lines sink in to one's heart and mind to make a lasting impression.

Today we tip our hat to those many solo shows he's done at Bar DKDC or B-Side, and the many shows he's played with other bands for decades. In recent years, that band has often been Marcella & Her Lovers. The thoughts of fans and players alike are with Cousar now, as he faces one of the major health challenges of his life. As singer/songwriter Vicki Loveland explains in a new GoFundMe page focused on Cousar's anticipated medical bills, "His leg suddenly collapsed under him, resulting in  a broken femur and fractured hip. Tests have revealed that bone lesions are the cause of the fall."

That was what was known late Tuesday evening. In the ensuing day and a half, Cousar's condition has both improved and worsened. At first, all signs looked hopeful, with ex-wife Jane Bladon noting, "The procedure went great, the implant took about 26 minutes (very good). It was a partial replacement which was great in the fact that the ball replacement is much smaller and should give him more mobility."

Meanwhile, musician Amy LaVere also noted yesterday, "I just got word that not only did David pull through his surgery like a champ, he’s back in his room and he’s hungry and ready for lunch."  However, LaVere shared news earlier today that is considerably less promising. "It has been concluded that David’s bone lesions were caused by cancer. David has been pretty quiet today. He did say the pain from the injury/surgery was bad today, as I imagine it is."

Please dig deep  and help out this innovative genius from a local neighborhood near you. The future of Memphis guitar playing may depend on it. 

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The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, October 15-21

Posted By on Thu, Oct 15, 2020 at 11:45 AM

Trouble No More - DANNY DAY
  • Danny Day
  • Trouble No More
The ebb and flow of the live-streams goes on, and even as socially distanced performances are making a comeback, many of Memphis' finest continue to carry on regularly and safely on the internet. To these ears, nothing can beat some of the fine sounds available at one's fingertips in the listings below.

REMINDER: The Memphis Flyer supports social distancing in these uncertain times. Please live-stream responsibly. We remind all players that even a small gathering could recklessly spread the coronavirus and endanger others. If you must gather as a band, please keep all players six feet apart, preferably outside, and remind viewers to do the same.

ALL TIMES CDT



Thursday, October 15
Noon
Live DJ - Downtown Memphis Virtual Carry Out Concert
Facebook

8 p.m.
Devil Train - at B-Side
Facebook


Friday, October 16
7:30 p.m.
Bill Shipper with author Richard Lederer - Halloween Concert
Facebook


Saturday, October 17
3 p.m.
Those Pretty Wrongs (Jody Stephens & Luther Russell) - Live on WYXR 91.7
Tickets (Free)

8 p.m.
Trouble No More - A Memphis Tribute to the Allman Brothers
Facebook


Sunday, October 18
3 p.m.
Dale Watson - Chicken $#!+ Bingo
YouTube

4 p.m.
Bill Shipper - For Kids (every Sunday)
Facebook


Monday, October 19
5:30 p.m.
Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
Facebook

8 p.m.
John Paul Keith (every Monday)
YouTube


Tuesday, October 20
7 p.m.
Bill Shipper (every Tuesday)
Facebook

8 p.m.
Mario Monterosso (every Tuesday)
Facebook


Wednesday, October 21
8 p.m.
Dale Watson - Hernando's Hide-a-way
YouTube

8 p.m.
Richard Wilson (every Wednesday)
Facebook

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, October 8-14

Posted By on Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 9:45 AM

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  • Kim McCarthy
  • Kim Vodicka
As the weather becomes deliciously chill, and sheltering in place becomes so wearisome, outdoor venues are ramping up their live music offerings. Musicians, in turn, can’t resist having an audience again, and so the spinning wheel goes ’round. And yet, some continue to favor an abundance of caution, and the live-streams go on. Honor the DJs and players below who continue to protect themselves and their fans with virtual concerts. They too have served!

REMINDER: The Memphis Flyer supports social distancing in these uncertain times. Please live-stream responsibly. We remind all players that even a small gathering could recklessly spread the coronavirus and endanger others. If you must gather as a band, please keep all players six feet apart, preferably outside, and remind viewers to do the same.

ALL TIMES CDT



Thursday, October 8
Noon
Live DJ - Downtown Memphis Virtual Carry Out Concert
Facebook

8 p.m.
Devil Train — at B-Side
YouTube


Friday, October 9
no live-streamed events


Saturday, October 10
8 p.m.
Kim Vodicka & Ben Ricketts
The Elvis Machine Live from Sun Studio
Facebook


Sunday, October 11
3 p.m.
Dale Watson — Chicken $#!+ Bingo
YouTube

4 p.m.
Bill Shipper — For kids (every Sunday)
Facebook


Monday, October 12
5:30 p.m.
Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
Facebook
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8 p.m.
John Paul Keith (every Monday)
YouTube


Tuesday, October 13
7 p.m.
Bill Shipper (every Tuesday)
Facebook

8 p.m.
Mario Monterosso (every Tuesday)
Facebook


Wednesday, October 14
8 p.m.
Dale Watson — Hernando's Hide-a-way
YouTube

8 p.m.
Richard Wilson (every Wednesday)
Facebook

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

In Memoriam, Reverend John Wilkins: A Life Well Lived

Posted By on Wed, Oct 7, 2020 at 2:10 PM

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After a prolonged struggle with COVID-19 and its aftereffects, the Reverend John Wilkins, renowned singer, songwriter and player of gospel blues, passed away on Tuesday, October 6th. He was 76. This comes as a double blow to those who saw hope in Wilkins’ seemingly successful struggle with the coronavirus, as detailed in Chris McCoy’s recent profile of survivors.

Born and raised in Memphis, Wilkins also had deep ties to Mississippi, having served as pastor at Hunter’s Chapel in Como since 1985. By then he had already contributed a lifetime of blues guitar playing, including a stellar performance on O.V. Wright’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Cry.” But more than a dozen years ago, he was moved to return to music, embracing a blend of gospel and blues that won him many fans internationally. (Read The Memphis Flyer’s 2019 overview of Wilkins’ life here). Wilkins came to embrace playing music both sacred and profane, saying, “People got to realize I listen to blues. That ain’t gonna send me to hell — the way I live is what’s gonna send me to hell.”
Rev. John Wilkins and Stewart Copeland - ALEX GREENE
  • Alex Greene
  • Rev. John Wilkins and Stewart Copeland
Wilkins’ services in Como, and an interview with drummer and composer Stewart Copeland, were recently featured in the BBC series, Stewart Copeland’s Adventures in Music.

Traveling with him through most of his tours was friend, manager and sometime bass player Amos Harvey, who recalled Tuesday's events. “I was actually on my way to visit him yesterday morning, and his daughter Tangela called me and said ‘Dad's taken a turn for the worse.’ A little while later he passed away. So I was up there for a long time at the hospital and then just drove around Memphis kinda aimlessly, processing it a little bit. It was just a long, hard day.”

Because of COVID-19, Harvey noted, processing Wilkins' death is all the more difficult. “I don't want to be bitter while remembering Rev. Wilkins,” said Harvey, “but he absolutely would still be here today had it not been for the lack of leadership in this country. The President knew about it in February! He should have done the mask mandate and the shutdown a month and half early, and it would have lessened the severity of the virus. And hundreds of thousands of people would not be ill or dead. It’s directly related. That’s the truth.”

Harvey went on to describe Wilkins’ long struggle of dealing with COVID’s fallout. “He’d been doing dialysis three times a week ever since he got out of the hospital four months ago. The aftereffects of ‘beating Covid’ finally wore him out. He fought like hell for six months and these aftereffects took him down.

Reverend John Wilkins
  • Reverend John Wilkins
“He had so much more life to him. He was a strapping 76-year-old before this happened. Able to travel all over the world. Of course there were festivals booked for this year that were canceled and rescheduled for next year, but more bookings came throughout these past six months for European shows. He loved traveling overseas, and he loved taking his daughters overseas. He loved playing music, but he loved doing it with his family even more.”

Daughters,Tangela Longstreet, Joyce Jones and Tawana Cunningham, his sole surviving family members, recorded with Wilkins as well, figuring prominently on his latest album, Trouble, released last month by Goner Records (and recently profiled in The Memphis Flyer).

“He wanted to feature them,” Harvey said. “And I think we did a good job, and that feels good, that we got to put this record out to the world, with Goner and his hometown, and they love and respect him so much. I’d send him and his daughters reviews as they were coming out, and he would be real happy. I would play him clips from old shows and that would really make him light up and hope for the better.”

There are no plans at present for memorial services, but Harvey noted that there will be on-air and online remembrances. “The Deep Blues Festival in Clarksdale had already planned to have a tribute to him, even before he passed away, because he usually closed out the festival on Sundays. Now, since it's live-streamed, I want to compile a lot of different videos of him playing gigs and preaching. So that will be an online tribute, broadcast through the Deep Blues Festival on October 18th. And DJ Swamp Boogie, who's always been a big supporter, is gonna do a tribute on his show, Thursday, October 15th, on WWOZ.”

In the meantime, Wilkins’ family, congregation, and many fans are struggling to adjust. As Harvey says, “Not only did he touch the crowds he played for, but for us playing with him, it made your fricking day. That's why you play music, is to feel like you feel when you’re playing with him. And we were lucky to have Wallace [Lester] and Kevin [Cubbins], who’ve been with us almost the entire time. None of us were making a living off it, but that didn't matter. And everybody else that played with him felt it was an honor to play with him. He would immediately welcome new players into the band.”

Reflecting for a moment, Harvey said, “It’s hard to know we're not gonna go onstage and make those memories and feelings happen again, you know?”

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

TvYellow’s Worst Invention is a Rowdy Debut

Posted By on Tue, Oct 6, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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If I were driving to work these days — instead of rolling out of bed and shuffling over to the desk in the corner of the room — the debut album, Worst Invention, by Memphis band TvYellow would be my first choice to soundtrack the morning drive Downtown. Though the commute is far shorter in these work-from-home days, a healthy dose of Worst Invention is still the best medicine to help jolt myself out of the morning fog. The album is a shot in the arm, a wake-up call for somnambulists sleepily stumbling through the morning.


TvYellow is Salvador Sanchez, Luke Stubblefield, Noel Clark, Billy Ray Thomas, and relatively new recruit Crockett Hall, who joined the band as vocalist during the recording process. “They’d already cut all the music with Matt Qualls at Young Avenue Sound before I joined the band,” Hall tells me. “So all I had to was write the lyrics and vocal melodies.”

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Hall continues, “It was my first time writing to songs that I had not been a part of from their inception, so it was a really challenging and fun experience for me.” If Hall hadn’t said so, I never would have guessed. The vocal melodies are in perfect harmony with the instrumentation, and the turnarounds are tight, as if the band mates have been sharing stages for years.


The first track, “TV Yellow,” is a personal favorite. It opens with a drum hit followed by rhythm and lead guitars playing in lockstep. The bass marries the melody and the beat. “I don’t want you to do just what you’re told,” Hall sings. “I just want you in my head to tell me just what I’m fighting for.” The song is catchy, and I found myself humming it on and off all weekend.


While “Grow Up” makes excellent use of the punkish down-strum, “Under the Rug” opens with a melodic riff. There is a hint of punk in the TvYellow melting pot, but it presents itself more in the band’s attitude than in adherence to genre tropes.


Worst Invention finds a new Memphis musical act firing on all cylinders. It’s an impressive debut that warrants multiple listens. Worst Invention is available via all music streaming platforms.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

WYXR 91.7 FM Goes Live Today, Radio Flyer to Air Every Friday at Noon

Posted By on Mon, Oct 5, 2020 at 12:37 PM

New radio station WYXR's initial staff includes (from left) Shelby McCall, Robby Grant, and Jared Boyd. - WYXR
  • WYXR
  • New radio station WYXR's initial staff includes (from left) Shelby McCall, Robby Grant, and Jared Boyd.
As Toby Sells reported in July, there's a new kid on the block, and its name is WYXR. It's the latest activity stirring in Crosstown Concourse, which has partnered with The Daily Memphian and the University of Memphis to make the station a reality. Today, paper covering the station's broadcast room windows, which face out onto the Concourse atrium, will come down before the station begins broadcasting at 5 p.m.

Program director Jared Boyd spoke to the significance of the station's location in July: "When you walk into Crosstown Concourse, it won’t be hidden. The nuts and bolts of the operation will be showcased behind glass right in the lobby of the Central Atrium. By design, this community-minded radio station will not just broadcast to its audience, but live and breathe alongside it."

The frequency 91.7 FM was formerly used by U of M's WUMR, the city's premiere jazz station. Re-imagining the university station last fall led to the partnerships that helped create WYXR. And from the beginning, the new non-commercial station has kept community service at the heart of its mission. Also at the center of that vision is cultivating a sense of freedom.

As executive director Robby Grant said this summer, "By taking a free form approach, we want to begin finding personalities and DJs who have their own tastes and things they’ve grown up loving and sharing with people." Since then, the station has indeed recruited a diverse stable of DJs, covering a multitude of genres and aesthetics.

For those who relied on WUMR's jazz programming, never fear: the new station will feature plenty of jazz of all stripes, including DJ Jim Duckworth's return to spinning rare pre-World War II jazz platters. Much indie rock, blues, rock 'n' roll, gospel, hip hop, avant garde, and even "unpopular pop" will be highlighted as well, with DJs running the gamut from Goner's Zac Ives to Juan Shipp, former pastor at the Greater Abyssinia M. B. Church for over forty years and founder of the Memphis-based D-Vine Spirituals record label.

Every Friday at noon, tune in to Radio Flyer, an hour's worth of news and music from The Memphis Flyer, hosted by associate editor Toby Sells and music editor Alex Greene. In the first half hour of every show, Sells will interview guests and other Flyer reporters about their beat for the week. The second half will be devoted to music, with Greene spinning cuts reflecting that week's reporting and the Flyer's entire history of arts coverage, including exclusive excerpts from interviews.

In today's Daily Memphian, Boyd summed up the experience of preparing for launch in the age of quarantine, and the payoff of manifesting community bonds today, now that it's all going live. "Every exhausting step up a U-Haul ramp with a box of records; every trip to a large, whirring transmitter in a suburban shed; and every angry email from a jazz-lover devoted to the station’s old format," he writes, "was manageable once I saw the eager eyes peering back at me over the cloth face-coverings of Memphians, many of whom I’ve admired in my own comings and goings, but never imagined I’d see in a room together, working toward a common goal."

WYXR 91.7 FM goes live today at 5 p.m. with a special on-air party hosted by Robby Grant and Jared Boyd.
Special Inaugural Broadcast Schedule:
• 5-9 p.m. - Robby Grant & Jared “Jay B.” Boyd Kickoff Party
• 9 p.m. 11 p.m. - Time Passage w/ Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT
• 11p.m. 12a.m. - The Mado Experience / Mado
• 12 a.m.- until ... - *SPECIAL GUEST DJ*

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Remembering Jim Blake, Trailblazer of the ’70s Memphis Music Underground

Posted By on Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 2:10 PM

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  • Pat Rainer
  • Jim Blake
Barbarian Records was a beacon of hope in the chaotic music scene of the ’70s in Memphis, when the idealism of the ’60s opened minds and ears to sounds decidedly more freakish, a precursor to what would later be called punk. The label was launched in 1974 by the owner of Yellow Submarine Records, Jim Blake, who passed away yesterday at the Regional One Medical Center while recovering from complications related to a pelvic injury sustained last Friday. He was 75. 

Blake was at the center of a scene that included Jim Dickinson, Sid Selvidge, Lee Baker, Jimmy Crossthwait, Alex Chilton, Ardent's John Fry, Knox Phillips, William Eggleston, and Tav Falco, among others. By his side through much of the decade was Pat Rainer, who exhibited her photographs from the era two years ago at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Yesterday I spoke with Rainer, who now lives in California, about Blake's importance to the scene and his legendary archive of recorded works by the likes of Dickinson, Lesa Aldridge, the Klitz, and wrestler Jerry Lawler, complemented by his formidable library of LPs, comics and books by others. 

Memphis Flyer: What happened? Was Jim Blake in ill health?

Pat Rainer: He fell while he was going into his house Friday evening, and a neighbor got an ambulance to take him to a hospital in Wynne, Arkansas. And people there figured out he had a fractured pelvis. The next morning they helicoptered him over to [Regional One], and he'd been there since Saturday. But then this afternoon he became unresponsive. They couldn't revive him.

All because of a fractured pelvis?

You know, he had had heart bypass surgery in the fall of last year. And he had done pretty well since then. But in the past month or so, he’d been complaining about having problems with his balance, and having vertigo. On Friday, he was trying to carry a bunch of stuff in his house and he fell. I assume he was carrying comic books or records. Or both. I mean, it’s pretty poetic if that's what he was carrying, but for all I know he was carrying groceries.

 
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  • Jim Blake and daughter Mesmery
This was at his home near Wynne, Arkansas?

Yes. Jim’s mother moved to Arkansas because her family was there. She was from Cherry Valley. Jim moved there when he left L.A. in the late 80s to take care of his mom when she was in failing health. Then his older brother bought a place there later.

You may have worked with Jim Blake longer than anyone in Memphis from that time.

I've known Blake since ’68 maybe? ’67 or ’68. I worked for him at Atlantis, which opened in '68. I don't know what you know about Atlantis, but it was a trip. That was the predecessor to the Yellow Submarine record shop. It was a house on Poplar, an old brick bungalow. And every room was devoted to a different kind of retail store. There was a record store, a comics store, Mike Ladd had a guitar shop, and there was, of course, a head shop. And somebody built a big light organ and hooked it up to a stereo, and we had all these headphone posts in there. You could sit in there and put the headphones on and watch the light show.

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  • Pat Rainer at Graceland the day after Elvis died
He published an Atlantis newspaper, and he promoted a concert with Spirit at the auditorium, and then he did another one with Donovan. Atlantis preceded Yellow Submarine. In the interim, we had a falling out for a minute because I left him and went to work at Poplar Tunes. How dare I leave him! That's the story of my life with him. Periods of being estranged because you didn't do what Jim thought you ought to do, because that's just the way it was. Then I went back to work for him and Nancy (his ex-wife) at Yellow Submarine. That was when he had what was first called Tennessee Roc newspaper, and then after that it was the Strawberry Fields newspaper.

He had pretty strong opinions. Kind of a firebrand, it seems?

Yeah. We were very passionate about music. That was our main thing. And he did what he could do to spread the word about stuff we heard and thought was important. Everything from David Bowie to Lou Reed to Rod Stewart. With the help of our friend Grover, he got Bowie to do a live interview on FM 100 with Jon Scott, and that really did break Bowie in America. We were into Bowie, let me tell ya. I loved Bowie, but Blake and Grover were cuckoo for coco puffs over him!

So Barbarian Records began while you were working at Yellow Submarine, when Blake decided to put out a record by Jerry Lawler, the wrestler?

Jim Dickinson really gave Blake the confidence and the idea that he could take Lawler into a studio and he could make a record. Dickinson said, “You know, you could make a record on Lawler and sell them at the matches,” and you could see the light go off over Jim’s head. He and I used to take Lawler’s records to the Coliseum and sell ’em in the stands, just walk up and down the aisle and sell them. When Lawler was a bad guy, they would buy ’em and break ’em! And when he became a good guy, they would take ’em and try and get ’em autographed.

I think working with Lawler meant the most to him. But he was really thrilled to work with my friend Randy Romano, who we called Sabu La Teuse. He was a gay white man who sounded like a young Black woman. And I think just being in the studio was what he loved, you know? All the musicians that would come work for him, it was just a blast.
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  • Pat Rainer
  • Jim Blake smokes a joint while musicians prepare for a recording session, 1970s.
In addition to the handful of records he put out in the ’70s, he had a lot of unreleased recordings, didn't he?

Yes, and I’d been working with him really hard for the past four or five years to get him to get those tapes out, so we could reissue all the Barbarian stuff on Omnivore Recordings. And he would always start the conversation with, “But I've got all these unfinished tracks on Alex Chilton and Sabu and Dickinson!” I’m going, “Jim, can we reissue the stuff that's already been released? That''s been mixed and mastered? Then we can look at other stuff.” But there was always some reason why he couldn’t get to it.

Just the mindset of thinking he would go in and tweak something from 40 years ago, it's mind-boggling.

Uh, yeah, like, “I've just gotta finish that track, get that one guitar overdub.” [laughs]
Jim and Mesmery Blake - COURTESY MESMERY BLAKE
  • courtesy Mesmery Blake
  • Jim and Mesmery Blake
Robert Gordon went over there and helped him get the door open to the storage trailer where he had all the Barbarian masters. His and Nancy's daughter Mesmery and I have been trying to get out there and get into it. Then he had to have that heart surgery. And then the pandemic. Robert sent me some shots he took, of piles and piles of stuff in his trailer. It looks very familiar to me. I lived through that for so many years with him. It started off small, and then when he relocated from his small house over there by Memphis State, he moved to a bigger home out there in Raleigh. And he built wall to wall record shelves, where he had to walk through there like a maze. You had to walk sideways. After that, he and I kind of fell out again, so I haven’t seen any of it over there in Arkansas.

It sounds like an amazing library, not just of Barbarian material, but in general.

He collected records and comics and never got rid of any of ’em. He collected books and posters and artwork.

Did he live alone out by Cherry Valley?

Yeah. He’s been living alone out there for a while. He has a cousin that lives down the road. His brother passed away a while ago. For years and years, we’ve called Mesmery the Barbarian Heiress. She’s his only daughter. Jim said when he first looked at her he was mesmerized, so she’s named Mesmery.  She moved to Oregon to work in the wine industry and she’s done very well for herself there.

Of all the stuff he worked on, what meant the most to him?

I think anything he worked on with Dickinson. Dickinson was his mentor, like he was mine.

Did Jim Blake do much into the ’80s?

He moved out to LA in the early 80’s to work with Jon Scott, who was doing independent record promotion. Jim and Jon put out a tip sheet for radio called “Scott’s Tissue” with news about new music that went to radio programmers around the country. They also worked with a band called DFX2. They got them signed to MCA and had a record come out that was quite good.

Then he kinda transitioned, and he was working for Jerry Lawler for quite some time. He was driving to Memphis from Cherry Valley three or four days a week, to work for Lawler. Even recently. In fact, Lawler fixed up a place for him to stay at his house, after he got out of the hospital from having that heart surgery. You know, when Jerry was just a kid, Blake would pay him for his artwork. Jerry would draw stuff for our newspapers; he painted the front of the Yellow Submarine with a scene from a comic book. Jim always tried to encourage Jerry. We used to call him the human Xerox machine. Lawler could look at anything and reproduce it. And making those records, Jim was really ahead of his time doing that.

A memorial service in celebration of Jim Blake’s life will be held in Memphis in the near future, according to Mesmery Blake.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, October 1-7

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2020 at 1:04 PM

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With October here at last, it may be the ideal season for backyard hangouts — with a handy local live-stream musical event playing in the background. Try it out with some of these great artists, and be sure to throw a nickel their way!

REMINDER: The Memphis Flyer supports social distancing in these uncertain times. Please live-stream responsibly. We remind all players that even a small gathering could recklessly spread the coronavirus and endanger others. If you must gather as a band, please keep all players six feet apart, preferably outside, and remind viewers to do the same.

ALL TIMES CDT



Thursday, October 1
Noon
Live DJ - Downtown Memphis Virtual Carry Out Concert
Facebook

8 p.m.
Devil Train - at B-Side
Facebook


Friday, October 2
11 a.m.
Marcella & Her Lovers - Fridays in HSP
Facebook

6 p.m.
Optik Sink - Goner TV
LP listening party, with live DJ & special guests
Twitch


Saturday, October 3
no live-streamed events

Sunday, October 4
3 p.m.
Dale Watson - Chicken $#!+ Bingo
Facebook

4 p.m.
Bill Shipper - For Kids (every Sunday)
Facebook

Monday, October 5
5:30 p.m.
Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
Facebook

8 p.m.
Chris Hamlett, Ryan Sisung, Madd Well, and Ben Ricketts - Memphis Songwriter Night
Facebook

8 p.m.
John Paul Keith (every Monday)
YouTube


Tuesday, October 6
7 p.m.
Bill Shipper (every Tuesday)
Facebook

8 p.m.
Mario Monterosso (every Tuesday)
Facebook


Wednesday, October 7
8 p.m.
Richard Wilson (every Wednesday)
Facebook

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, September 24-30

Posted By on Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 11:29 AM

Charles Lloyd
  • Charles Lloyd
This weekend brings a veritable explosion of live-stream options, including the 17th annual Gonerfest. This year, the festival is entirely online, with a mix of live-stream and pre-recorded performances, all curated by Goner Records. Parallel to all that is Central Tennessee's gift to music, Bonnaroo, also virtual this year. But perhaps most auspicious of all is Saturday's special jazz trio live-stream including Memphis-born legend Charles Lloyd.

REMINDER: The Memphis Flyer supports social distancing in these uncertain times. Please live-stream responsibly. We remind all players that even a small gathering could recklessly spread the coronavirus and endanger others. If you must gather as a band, please keep all players six feet apart, preferably outside, and remind viewers to do the same.

ALL TIMES CDT


Thursday, September 24
Noon
Live DJ - Downtown Memphis Virtual Carry Out Concert
Facebook

8 p.m.
Devil Train - at B-Side
Facebook

12 a.m. through Sunday, September 26 at 11:30 p.m.
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival: Virtual Roo-ality
YouTube


Friday, September 25
5 p.m. through Sunday, September 27 at 6 p.m.
Gonerfest 17 - Virtual concerts hosted by Goner Records
Facebook    Website   Tickets

Including
CHEATER SLICKS (Columbus, OH)
QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT with Sam Yoger on drums (New Orleans, LA)
JACK OBLIVIAN & THE SHEIKS (Memphis, TN)
MELENAS (Pamplona, Spain)
THE REBEL (London, UK)
MARY TEE & BRUCE BRAND (London, UK)
MICK TROUBLE (New York, NY)
GEE TEE (Sydney, Australia)
ARCHAEAS (Louisville, KY)
EN ATTENDANT ANA (Paris, France)
BLOODBAGS (Auckland, NZ)
DAVID NANCE (Omaha, Nebraska)
SABA LOU (Berlin, Germany)
NA NOISE (Auckland, NZ)
DICK MOVE (Auckland, NZ)
NICK ALLISON (Austin, TX)
OH BOLAND (Galway, Ireland)
OUNCE (Auckland, NZ)
AQUARIAN BLOOD (Memphis, TN)
GUARDIAN SINGLES (Auckland, NZ)
BELLA & THE BIZARRE (Berlin, Germany)
THIGH MASTER (Toowoomba, Australia)
TOADS (San Francisco, CA)
MICHAEL BEACH (Melbourne, Australia)
EXBATS (Tucson, AZ)
OPTIC SINK (Memphis, TN)
TRUE SONS OF THUNDER (Memphis, TN)
LOUSY SUE (Indianapolis, IN)
ABE WHITE (New Orleans, LA)
ZERODENT (Perth, Australia)
SHAWN CRIPPS / LIMES (Memphis, TN)
CELEBRITY HANDSHAKE (Portland, Maine)
BIG CLOWN (Memphis, TN)

8 p.m.
Marcella Simien - Live from Memphis Slim House
Benefit for Music Export Memphis Covid Relief
Tickets


Saturday, September 26
6 p.m.
Grace Askew - at South Main Sounds
Facebook

6 p.m.
School of Rock Presents: Pearl Jam vs. Smashing Pumpkins
Facebook

9 p.m.
Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussain and Julian Lage
Facebook    Tickets


Sunday, September 27
3 p.m.
Dale Watson - Chicken $#!+ Bingo
Facebook

4 p.m.
Bill Shipper - For Kids (every Sunday)
Facebook


Monday, September 28
5:30 p.m.
Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
Facebook

8 p.m.
John Paul Keith (every Monday)
YouTube


Tuesday, September 29
7 p.m.
Bill Shipper (every Tuesday)
Facebook

8 p.m.
Mario Monterosso (every Tuesday)
Facebook


Wednesday, September 30
8 p.m.
Richard Wilson (every Wednesday)
Facebook

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Gonerfest 17 Fires Up Its Engines For A Virtual (And Global) Weekend

Posted By on Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 12:19 PM

Cheater Slicks, ca. 1990 - COURTESY GONER RECORDS
  • courtesy Goner Records
  • Cheater Slicks, ca. 1990
As reliably as today's fall equinox, the end of September brings Gonerfest, and this year is no different. Of course, this being 2020, everything's topsy turvy, but, this being Goner Records, that's sure to bring some topsy turvy magic as well. With COVID-19 still scratching at our doors, Goner has opted for the safest approach and put the entire festival online. I chased down co-owner Eric Friedl to get some of the details on this year's virtual Gonerfest 17, which goes down this Friday - Sunday. 

Memphis Flyer: I guess the headliners are not really highlighted in the announcement you've posted. Who would you say are the biggest shows?

Eric Friedl: You know, it is sort of a weird mix. When you put on these things, you need the bands that feel bigger, so it's kind of oriented towards them, even if, in the end, the ones people remember the most are the ones they don't know. I think the Cheater Slicks, Jack Oblivian and Quintron & Miss Pussycat are probably the biggest bands that people know. But there are so many bands there that are gonna just catch people's attention. 
Cheater Slicks, 2020 - COURTESY GONER RECORDS
  • courtesy Goner Records
  • Cheater Slicks, 2020

It's such a crap shoot doing things either live stream or pre-recorded. It's so hard to get any kind of energy through the screen. But you know, really my litmus test, or the proof that it could be done, was the Reigning Sound show. I thought that was fun to watch and people really enjoyed it. It kind of gave us the model. If you get people on the chats that are having fun it can be a good thing. I'm sure there's people online that know all this stuff, but I don't participate in that stuff that much. So that was a good signal to me that this could work.

And the sound was done beautifully by Joe Holland at the B-Side for that show.

Yeah, that's another thing that's hard to figure out. That's a variable with different bands and venues and download speeds and internet connections. It's mind boggling. So we're literally learning something every day, either how to do this or why you shouldn't do this. And we're gonna make it happen one way or another.

Any band live-streaming from B-Side?

No, we're not doing any from B-Side. Though they were pioneers in getting all that stuff down. True Sons of Thunder are gonna be out of the Hi-Tone. And we've got a few people in the Goner shop. And some other surprises.

So I suppose most bands are streaming videos from their home locations?

Yeah. Except for the Archaeas. They're gonna be doing it out of the store again. They liked the experience when they played for Goner TV. They liked how it sounded, and we sorta know how to make that work. So, they were up for doing it.

So some shows will be live streamed and some will be pre-recorded?

Yeah, it's a mix. Our first idea was, everything should be live streamed. And there's a certain excitement with that, and also a certain amount of folly in trying to do it. So once we had people in time zones that are 18 hours apart, it's just not possible. It is possible, but you don't get someone's best performance when they're playing at seven in the morning on a Tuesday. The way it worked out was, we're opening up and going to a stage in Auckland, and there's five bands playing in Auckland on Friday afternoon. And it's mid morning, but New Zealand just opened up completely. So they can have people in the bar.

So it can be a real show. Even if they're playing at noon, they have a real show going on. So that was lucky. We asked around there because they are open, and it seems like in other places, bands can't even get together to play a live-stream.

We've got a couple other things to add to the schedule. Robert Gordon is doing a talk about It Came From Memphis, the new version published by Third Man. And J.B. Horrell's doing a discussion about The Invaders movie, and the soundtrack for that. So there's a little more Memphis stuff thrown in there too.

I interviewed King Khan for a bit of that promotional footage for The Invaders.

King Khan is quite a character!

It's nice you're carrying on the cinematic side of Gonerfest. Like when you screened The Sore Losers at Gonerfest 15.

Yeah, this seemed like a natural thing. And the Country Teasers, I had approached them about that movie, This Film Should Not Exist. It's a film about the Country Teasers and [bandleader] Ben Wallers, who performs as The Rebel now. He's doing a live thing on Saturday afternoon. We're gonna get some extra footage from them, probably just the Oblivians. 'Cos there's a lot of Oblivians stuff in there too. They basically followed us around on tour for a couple weeks in, like, 1994. So there's some really good Oblivians footage in there. So, that's a U.S. premiere for that film. 
Jack Oblivian
  • Jack Oblivian

What will you do for the opening and closing ceremonies, which are usually held at the Cooper-Young gazebo?

I guess our closing ceremony is our alley shot. It's kind of a tradition. And we're gonna try to figure out how to do that as a group internet experience. So many details are being worked out as we speak.

The way it is now, it seems like you could encourage people to come out and participate a little bit. But it didn't seem like that was the way things were going, so we shied away from that. It seemed irresponsible. People wanted to come and have shows and things, and we were just like, "No, we can't do that." So we've tried to put it all online. Once we made that decision, that's what we ran with.

Gonerfest 17 takes place Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27. Click here for more details. Featured bands will include:

CHEATER SLICKS (Columbus, OH)
QUINTRON & MISS PUSSYCAT with Sam Yoger on drums (New Orleans, LA)
JACK OBLIVIAN & THE SHEIKS (Memphis, TN)
Quintron
  • Quintron
MELENAS (Pamplona, Spain)
THE REBEL (London, UK)
MARY TEE & BRUCE BRAND (London, UK)
MICK TROUBLE (New York, NY)
GEE TEE (Sydney, Australia)
ARCHAEAS (Louisville, KY)
EN ATTENDANT ANA (Paris, France)
BLOODBAGS (Auckland, NZ)
DAVID NANCE (Omaha, Nebraska)
SABA LOU (Berlin, Germany)
NA NOISE (Auckland, NZ)
DICK MOVE (Auckland, NZ)
NICK ALLISON (Austin, TX)
OH! BOLAND (Galway, Ireland)
OUNCE (Auckland, NZ)
AQUARIAN BLOOD (Memphis, TN)
GUARDIAN SINGLES (Auckland, NZ)
BELLA & THE BIZARRE (Berlin, Germany)
THIGH MASTER (Toowoomba, Australia)
TOADS (San Francisco, CA)
MICHAEL BEACH (Melbourne, Australia)
EXBATS (Tucson, AZ)
OPTIC SINK (Memphis, TN)
TRUE SONS OF THUNDER (Memphis, TN)
LOUSY SUE (Indianapolis, IN)
ABE WHITE / GOLD FANG (New Orleans, LA)
ZERODENT (Perth, Australia)
SHAWN CRIPPS / LIMES (Memphis, TN)
CELEBRITY HANDSHAKE (Portland, Maine)
BIG CLOWN (Memphis, TN)

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, September 17-23

Posted By on Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 11:51 AM

Amber Rae Dunn
  • Amber Rae Dunn

As stalwart troubadours carry on their weekly live-stream events, other faces familiar and not-so-familiar are making appearances this week only. Mark Edgar Stuart is back in the saddle, and we even have a native daughter of the city, Caroline Fourmy, who returned here from New Orleans when the pandemic hit. Dial them up on your satellite feed with your preferred device, and help them all out by tossing a few virtual coins in the tip jar.

REMINDER: The Memphis Flyer supports social distancing in these uncertain times. Please live-stream responsibly. We remind all players that even a small gathering could recklessly spread the coronavirus and endanger others. If you must gather as a band, please keep all players six feet apart, preferably outside, and remind viewers to do the same.

ALL TIMES CDT



Thursday, September 17
Noon
Live DJ - Downtown Memphis Virtual Carry Out Concert
Facebook

8 p.m.
Devil Train - at B-Side
Facebook


Friday, September 18
6 p.m.
School of Rock Presents: Billy Joel vs. Elton John
Facebook

7 p.m.
Mark Edgar Stuart
Facebook


Saturday, September 19
7:30 p.m.
Amber Rae Dunn & Shufflegrit
Facebook


Sunday, September 20
3 p.m.
Dale Watson - Chicken $#!+ Bingo
Facebook

4 p.m.
Bill Shipper - For Kids (every Sunday)
Facebook

7 p.m.
Caroline Fourmy and Tim Vaziri
Facebook


Monday, September 21
8 p.m.
John Paul Keith (every Monday)
YouTube



Tuesday, September 22
7 p.m.
Bill Shipper (every Tuesday)
Facebook

8 p.m.
Mario Monterosso (every Tuesday)
Facebook


Wednesday, September 23
7 p.m.
Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
Facebook

8 p.m.
Richard Wilson (every Wednesday)
Facebook

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Goner TV Presents Ross Johnson's Morally Gigantic Universe

Posted By on Fri, Sep 11, 2020 at 2:40 PM

Ross Johnson - COURTESY OF GONER RECORDS
  • courtesy of Goner Records
  • Ross Johnson

Ross Johnson, having laid down the back beat of underground Memphis bands for over forty years, is on the verge of spilling the beans.

He's worn the hat of the rock 'n' roll librarian, historian, chronicler, and/or raconteur for some time now, both penning a definitive remembrance of the Antenna Club in The Memphis Flyer's own pages, and serving as an articulate commentator on the local scene, either on camera or across the table from you at the bar.

Now, his perspective has been distilled under the title Baron of Love: Moral Giant, soon to be released under the Spacecase Records imprint. To ready us for the full onslaught, Johnson has been softening up the target audience with short bursts of close-range excerpts and interviews. His Back to the Light podcast appearance, reported here last week, was just the beginning. Tonight, you can hear even more Johnson-isms when Goner TV takes to the internet once again.

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The Spacecase-related blog, Bored Out, has published a few excerpts from the book, full of tantalizing details on the making of some stone-classic "alternative" records, and tonight Johnson will read even more. Here's a taste of what to expect, courtesy Bored Out:

I was working as a sack boy in the summer of 1972 at one of the local Big Star (yep) chain groceries. Jim [Dickinson] would usually shop for groceries there mid-afternoon Friday while my drumming idol Al Jackson, Jr. shopped at the same Big Star on Friday around dusk. They were the only customers who ever tipped me for carrying their groceries out.

One day I got the nerve up to speak to him as I was loading groceries into his car and said: “You’re Jim Dickinson, aren’t you, and you recorded with the Flamin’ Groovies on
Teenage Head, didn’t you?” Years later Jim admitted that he thought I was going to ask about The Rolling Stones but was impressed when I mentioned the Groovies instead. We had an extended conversation in the parking lot about the Teenage Head session and he enthusiastically mentioned that he got paid $700 by producer Richard Robinson for one night of work on the record. I got in trouble with grocery store management for staying in the parking lot so long, but the conversation was worth it.

Doesn't the thought of getting Ross Johnson in trouble make you want to read more? Stay tuned for the book, and content yourself for now with a visit to tonight's installment of Goner TV.

GONER TV Ep. 4: Ross Johnson live at Goner Records, Friday, September 11, 8-9:30 p.m.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Flow: Live-Streamed Music Events This Week, September 10-16

Posted By on Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 10:36 AM

Lucero at Sam Phillips Recording - DAN BALL
  • Dan Ball
  • Lucero at Sam Phillips Recording
As we approach the autumnal equinox, the Lucero family block party reappears with the reliability of the seasons themselves. This time around, it will be a three-day online extravaganza, from Friday to Sunday. Meanwhile, see other listings for more information about pre-recorded concert series, like the Levitt Shell's Orion Virtual Concert Series, featuring Ruthie Foster on Friday and The Mighty Souls Brass Band on Saturday.

REMINDER: The Memphis Flyer supports social distancing in these uncertain times. Please live-stream responsibly. We remind all players that even a small gathering could recklessly spread the coronavirus and endanger others. If you must gather as a band, please keep all players six feet apart, preferably outside, and remind viewers to do the same.

ALL TIMES CDT


Thursday, September 10
Noon
Live DJ - Downtown Memphis Virtual Carry Out Concert
Facebook

8 p.m.
Devil Train - at B-Side
Facebook


Friday, September 11
7 p.m.
Lucero - Virtual Family Block Party, through September 13
Home Live Event

8:30 p.m.
Turnstyles - Live-stream from the Lamplighter
Facebook


Sunday, September 13
3 p.m.
Dale Watson - Chicken $#!+ Bingo
Facebook

4 p.m.
Bill Shipper - For Kids (every Sunday)
Facebook


Monday, September 14
8 p.m.
John Paul Keith (every Monday)
YouTube


Tuesday, September 15
7 p.m.
Bill Shipper (every Tuesday)
Facebook

8 p.m.
Mario Monterosso (every Tuesday)
Facebook


Wednesday, September 16

7 p.m.
Amy LaVere & Will Sexton
Facebook

8 p.m.
Richard Wilson (every Wednesday)
Facebook

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