Memphis Pops Festival This Weekend 

So you want to know more about the artists playing the Memphis Pops Fest on July 25 & 26 but you don't even have time to wade through this week's music feature about Roy Head? Well everybody's got time to read a 3-word review, don't they? Here's a list of three word reviews summing up everything you need to know about all of the bands competing and playing, as well as a information about some of the festival's more interesting sideshows.

On Friday, July 24 four uniformly excellent Memphis' acts will compete for $3000 worth of recording time at Ardent Studio and $1500 in advertising in The Memphis Flyer. Here's everything you need to know about each of the bands in 3 words.

Mike Dees: Guided by GBV.

Two Way Radio*:Broadway minus suckiness.

Hi Electric: Chiltonesque with mellotron.

The Barbaras: Stall of Sound.

*aka the band formerly known as Walkie Talkie.

On Saturday, July 25 a group of Memphis' most unusual art rockers share the stage with an extraordinary collection of undersung rockers from the 50's, 60's, and 70's.

The Warble: Fiddling with minds.

The Hombres: Original G(arage) heroes. Terry Manning: Who’s Jack White? Roy Head: Hypnotic gyrating grandpa.

Anybody interested having their picture taken with Head, a human washing machine (and chart-topping blue-eyed soulster) should visit the Memphis Folk Alliance at 510 S. Main during the Trolley tour.

While Head signs autographs Downtown Harlan T. Bobo will play a free show at Goner Records 2152 Young Ave.

On Saturday at 1:00 p.m. festival goers can have a conversation with Terry Manning at Ardent Studios 2000.

Roy Head will sign autographs at 3:00 p.m. At Shangri La Records, 1916 Madison Ave.

At 3:30 Jeff Evans and Ross Johnson play a free concert. — Chris Davis


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