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No Waiting: The World Rediscovers Van Duren

No Waiting: The World Rediscovers Van Duren

"At last, all of a sudden, we stumbled into this thing. So it's going to be interesting, to see how people react to that."

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The Gay Cowboy: Lavender Country Comes to the Hi-Tone

The Gay Cowboy: Lavender Country Comes to the Hi-Tone

For about 15 years, Patrick Haggerty was content to play country standards for audiences at retirement homes. "The old songs from the '50s I

Heathen Behavior Captured On Wax: Sun Records Rejects Live On!

Heathen Behavior Captured On Wax: Sun Records Rejects Live On!

The Heathens' "Steady Girl" Released Six Decades Late
Just imagine being a sheltered teen in Memphis, ca. 1956, never having heard of pizza. A shy girl who nonetheless has her antennae out

Low Cut Connie Brings Raucous Rock to Minglewood

Low Cut Connie Brings Raucous Rock to Minglewood

Pounding and standing on the piano he calls "Shondra," Adam Weiner cranks out some serious rock-and-roll with his band Low Cut Connie. A Jerry

Memphis Magnetic Recording Company Opens in Memphis

Memphis Magnetic Recording Company Opens in Memphis

This week marks a watershed moment in the local studio scene: On Monday, the owners of the new Memphis Magnetic Recording Company discovered that

Previously Unreleased Tracks By Alex Chilton: <i>Songs from Robin Hood Lane</i>

Previously Unreleased Tracks By Alex Chilton: Songs from Robin Hood Lane

Album Reveals A Jazzer's Progress
When Alex Chilton reinvented himself in the 1980s, he mined cleaner sonic territory, playing tightly focused R&B, soul, country, blues and pop that he

DittyTV: A Global Music Network on South Main

DittyTV: A Global Music Network on South Main

I want my MTV! The sentiment may seem dated, but many of us feel the same tug: to regain that sense of discovery we

Hunt Sales Rues, Rules &amp; Rocks On New Memphis-Tinged Album

Hunt Sales Rues, Rules & Rocks On New Memphis-Tinged Album

Memphis music fans vividly recall a spate of shows by drummer Hunt Sales in 2017-18. With a work resume as long as your arm,

Louise Page Organizes Concert for Mariposas Collective

Louise Page Organizes Concert for Mariposas Collective

The Mariposas Collective is a Memphis-based grassroots organization (previously called Migration Is Beautiful) working to help immigrants who have been detained while crossing the

“Scars” — John Kilzer’s New Record is Homespun and Philosophical

“Scars” — John Kilzer’s New Record is Homespun and Philosophical

I first encountered singer/songwriter John Kilzer's name while recording at Ardent Studios over 30 years ago. He had just released a record on Geffen

The International Blues Challenge is Back

The International Blues Challenge is Back

It's hard to imagine a massive annual music festival, one that brings thousands to Memphis every year, somehow taking place under the very noses

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