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Autumn Almanac: Paul Taylor’s Old Forest LP

Music inspired by Overton Park: two EPs by Memphis native Paul “Snowflake” Taylor, aka New Memphis Colorways, now...

“I Be Trying” — Cedric Burnside Puts the World On Notice

At times, the mixture of sparse, droning, slightly unfamiliar riffs by R.L. Burnside’s grandson is reminiscent of no...

Loose Opinions: When Shadows of Shadows Shed Light

Loose Opinions' debut album makes the grooves pop like a strobe light party.

Snowglobe “Does the Distance” with Vinyl Release

The resurgent interest in vinyl is real, and apparently here to stay. Even as streaming services simultaneously make...

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...