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Datadrums Celebrate LP Release At Shangri-La's <i>Sweat Fest 5</i> on Saturday

Datadrums Celebrate LP Release At Shangri-La's Sweat Fest 5 on Saturday

After a Decade & A Half, Long-Standing Memphis Band Issues Its Definitive Statement.
"I try to read it too deeply, everything becomes absurd," intones local guitarist and singer Chuck Vicious on asyndeta, the new record by his

Bobby Rush is Back, Grooving the Blues Away

The 86-year-old local treasure sounds as spry as a spring chicken in a Mississippi yard.

Elvis Live 1969: Bearing Witness To The King's Triumphant Reinvention

New Box Set Offers Totally Immersive Experience of a Lean, Mean Elvis in Vegas
"Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to the freaky International Hotel. With its little weirdo dolls on the walls, its little funky

Nonconnah's Elevator Music: Next Floor, Apocalypse

Listening to Dead Roses, Digged Up Zombies, Broken Pieces Of Diamonds, Live Cats, by Memphis' own Nonconnah, I imagine it as background music in

Joe Restivo: Making the Classic Quartet Sound Contemporary

The debut CD by guitarist Joe Restivo, Where's Joe? (Blue Barrel), brings with it a lot of tradition. The mellow, medium tempo swing of

Jack Oblivian Loses His Weekend, Not His Way

In our recent tribute to Memphis songwriters, Greg Cartwright singled out one local bard who single-handedly inspired him to a higher level of songwriting:

40 Watt Moon’s Ghost From the Stone

In his 1980 absurdist-romance novel, Still Life With Woodpecker, Tom Robbins says that the light of the full moon, seen through a window set
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