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Playing Opossums: Memphis Rockers Release New Record

Playing Opossums: Memphis Rockers Release New Record

Opossums are medium-sized omnivorous North American marsupials, too often maligned because, well, they're ugly. Frequently seen scurrying across the road or under front porches,

Why Should I Care? New Chilton Film is in the Works

Back in 1982, a young Memphian and his friend were planning a trip to New Orleans when an acquaintance asked for a ride. He

Red Hot & Blue: Stanley Booth Strikes Again

In little more than a month following the publication in May of his fourth book, Red Hot and Blue (Chicago Review Press), Memphis writer

Review: Fresh Releases from Memphis Artists

Model Zero Model Zero (Slovenly Recordings) There's something different going on in Model Zero, the self-titled debut album from members of the Sheiks, Yesse

Son Volt’s Jay Farrar on His New Album and Woody Guthrie

Before I officially begin my interview with Jay Farrar, who spoke to me over the phone from his home in St. Louis in advance

Camp DJ: Opening Young Hearts and Minds With Music

Summer is here at last, bringing with it that mainstay of seasonal fun — youth camp. And while there are camps covering every conceivable

Soul Explosion: The New Stax Reissue

"I'm gonna have a hit if it's the last thing I do!" exclaims Albert King. "Hanging around the studio for three days in a

Memphis ‘69: Hippies, Blues, & the Heat

"Memphis Birthday Blues Festival," read the banner at the band shell in Overton Park in a recent concert film. It could well be another

Co Cash

Just the F.A.C.T.S.
When rapper Co Cash dropped his Tay Keith-produced Interscope Records debut, F.A.C.T.S., at the end of April, the album received ripples of praise from
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Why Should I Care? New Chilton Film is in the Works

Tav Falco: Of the Alex Chilton records, "Like Flies On Sherbet" is the supreme effort.
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