Featured Memphis Music Stories

 

Qemist Recommends: Bodywerk at The Green Room

This Saturday at the Green Room at Crosstown Arts, habibibeats will be presenting “bodywerk,” an exciting evening that aims to showcase the best of Memphis’ Black dance music scene. We sat down with Qemist, who will be performing that night, to learn more about “bodywerk” and the current state […]

 

WAMM Recommends: Week of September 20

From the We Are Memphis Music team, here’s a mix of live music picks we think you can’t afford to miss out on this week. Terror 6:30 p.m., Wednesday September 22, Growler’s $18 Click here to purchase tickets Over the past twenty years, few bands have embodied the spirit of hardcore quite like […]

 

Graham Winchester Recommends: Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Few Memphis musicians are as prolific, talented, and musically knowledgeable as Graham Winchester, the co-owner of Blast Habit Records and the drummer for some of Memphis’ finest bands. In a week absolutely packed with great live music options, we reached out to Graham to help us pinpoint […]

 

Venue Profile: The Green Room at Crosstown Arts

By: Zachary Corsa The mythology and folklore of music in the Bluff City lingers through generations, conjuring visions of mournful acoustic blues plucked on the porches of sharecroppers’ shacks, the neon bustle of Beale in its prime, and the smooth soul grooves of Stax Records. But beneath such […]

 

WAMM Recommends: Week of September 13

From the We Are Memphis Music team, here’s a mix of live music picks we think you can’t afford to miss out on this week. WYXR Lou Bond LP Listening Party 6-8 p.m., Tuesday September 14, Memphis Listening Lab $10 suggested donation Click here to RSVP Okay, so this one isn’t technically live […]

 

Live this month // September 2021 Playlist

We want to make it easy for you to discover something new, so each month we’ll be putting together a Spotify mix of some of the artists playing live around Memphis in the next few weeks. Press play whenever and press pause when you hear something you love – you’ll be able to see them […]

 

WAMM Recommends: Week of September 6

From the We Are Memphis Music team, here’s a mix of live music picks we think you can’t afford to miss out on this week. John Williams & the A440 Band 8 p.m., Friday September 10, Railgarten Free If we had our way, everyone in Memphis would have the singular experience of seeing the A440 […]

 

Venue profile: Hi Tone Café

By: Ezra Wheeler In many ways, the viability of a city’s live music scene is dependent on its mid-sized venues, which can attract major traveling acts while also providing a home for local artists. With the recent demise of long-standing venues such as Minglewood Hall and the New Daisy Theater, […]

 

WAMM Recommends: Week of August 30

From the We Are Memphis Music team, here’s a mix of live music picks we think you can’t afford to miss out on this week. Jordan Occasionally + Blvck Hippie 7:30-9:30 p.m., September 3, The Green Room at Crosstown Arts $20 Get Tickets Here  Reasons we’re psyched about this show? Let us count the […]

 

2021 Fall Music Preview

We probably don’t need to tell you why fall is unquestionably the best season of them all, but we will anyway. In addition to the cooling weather, the return of football, and of course the coming of Halloween, autumn is also the prime time to catch live music, especially here in the 901. While […]

 

The Poet Havi Recommends: Night Time Jazz Brunch at the Hi Tone Cafe

I’ve always been fascinated with the art and music that came out of Harlem during the Renaissance and, for the last few years, I’ve been quick to tell anyone who would listen how Memphis is on the verge of its own renaissance. As world renowned as our city is, most of the best […]

 

Plan ahead: live music not to miss in September

Is there anything worse than finding out about a killer show you’d love to see at the very last minute? (Finding out about it the next day, right?) We’re here to help. Each month we’ll bring you a preview of some of the shows we think you can’t miss in the next 30 days. Mark […]