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Turn Up the Volume

Music Export Memphis aims to expose the city’s musicians to the world.
A little over two years ago, local publicist and longtime Memphis music fan Elizabeth Cawein had a big idea. Inspired by recent trips to

Holding On: Don Lifted Rises Above His Pain With "Alero"

The album that Memphis hip-hop artist Don Lifted drops this Thursday has been a long time in the making. Named after the car he

Paa Kow at the Hi-Tone - Echoes of Africa

Countless scholars write of the African traditions behind the blues, music that defines the Mid-South. Samuel Charters' The Roots of the Blues: An African

Tramp-Rock Troubador

Keith Sykes shares stories, singles, and screenplay news in advance of his September show.
Keith Sykes is the kind of songwriter who has a few stories up his sleeve. He jokes in a soft country lilt as he

Matt McCormack meets Gene Simmons

Matt McCormack and KISS bass player Gene Simmons collaborated on "Pride," McCormack's recently released single that will be included on McCormack's album, Life in

BÊNNÍ: The Dirty South’s analog auteur visits Memphis

Welcome to the most sonically fluid age in history; a gazillion sounds can be yours for the asking. The digital era has brought with

Movin’ On Up

Rock for Love offers a weekend’s worth of music at its new home in Crosstown.
Church Health is unique among Memphis institutions. It was founded three decades ago by Scott Morris as a place to provide help for the

Offbeat Elvis: A Compendium of Oddities

Mojo Nixon, the gruff troubadour of the 1980s, once sang that "Elvis Is Everywhere," and it's true. Beyond Elvis Week, he permeates our collective

Continuum Music Festival: New Forms, New Music

This weekend, Crosstown Arts will echo with the work of several Tennessee demolition experts in search of new space. Concertgoers, be advised: wear protective headgear;

MonoNeon Vision

Dywane Thomas, Jr., has written out his artistic philosophy. This is convenient for writers needing to sum up the enigmatic bass virtuoso using only

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