The Latest: Nov. 14

A new week has just begun, which means we are once looking back on the week that was to round up some of the best Memphis music-related stories from around the world.

Memphis musicians Don and Larry Nix awarded Beale Street ‘Brass Notes’

As any visitor to Memphis’ historic Beale St. is sure to know, the sidewalks are lined with brass musical notes displaying the names of some of the city’s most iconic performers. This week, brothers Don and Larry Nix joined that number. The Beale Street Walk of Fame Committee homored Don Nix, the saxophonist for The Mar-Keys, alomgside his brother Larry, who ran a mastering studio for STAX and Ardent. To learn more about the brothers and their many accomplishments, check out this article from ABC 24.

The Daily Memphian Highlights 5 New Memphis Releases

It’s been a busy few weeks for new local releases, but the Daily Memphian has compiled a short list of some of the best albums from Memphis artists to get you through the end of 2022. The list includes indie folk singer Aaron James’ “Nobody Really Makes Love Anymore,” rising hip-hop star Lukah’s “Raw Extractions,” and punk duo HEEL’s “Pop Songs for a Dying Planet,” amongst others. You can find their entire list  here.

GloRilla Sits Down with the Commercial Appeal

This week, Memphis hip-hop star GloRilla sat down with the Commercial Appeal’s Bob Mehr to discuss her newfound fame, her new album, and what it feels like to be Memphis’ latest great female MC. As for her 2023 plans, she says “More heat, you know what I‘m saying? More heat, more work. But I’m going to let it happen it though. I’m going to keep doing what I’ve been doing the way I’ve been doing it, ‘cause it’s working so far.” You can read the entire interview here.

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