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New Memphis Colorways: Fueled by Fusion

“Jazz” is a big word, and can cover so many approaches to music that it may have lost all its descriptive power. That...

Alex Chilton Gets Hi

The Troubled Men podcast, co-hosted by bassist, arranger and long-time Alex Chilton sideman René Coman, once devoted...

MonoNeon Reaches New Heights with Supermane

Though the pandemic might have slowed the roll of many mortals, MonoNeon has been busier than ever. In addition to...

Jacob Church Traces Tales of Anguish and Love in Lush...

Jacob Church’s new EP displays effortless song craft.

School’s in Session: Beauty School’s “Zeroform”

Memphis-based (sort of) indie band Beauty School recently released the hypnotic single “Zeroform.” The band’s work...

Dale Watson Owns His Bluff City Influences with...

I, for one, am crazy about instrumental albums. After a lifetime of pop radio, and rock-borne expectations in the...

Nonconnah’s Songs for and About Ghosts

Memphis-based dronegaze band Nonconnah released their third full-length record, Songs for and About Ghosts, this...

Your Academy Schools You in Memphis Power Pop with New Album

For a certain age group in this region, the two album titles from blind to blue (Craven Hill, 1999) and Another Vivid...

The City Champs’ New Single: First New Music in Over a...

This is a halcyon day for fans of local soul/jazz combo The City Champs, as they’ve just dropped their first single...

Terry Manning Channels the Big Bopper in Scorching New...

Terry Manning is best known as a producer and master of the mixing board, having been the first house engineer for...