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Exclusive Premiere: Brandon Lewis – “Natural High”

We’ve got the exclusive on the new visuals for “Natural High” by Brandon Lewis, directed by Brandon McCoy (a.k.a B’Nodd)!  Brandon is a native Memphian who’s honed his music and art through the programming at The Consortium MMT – now, he’s got a series of singles set to release via […]


5 Questions with Carl Maguire of the Maguire Twins

Carl and Alan Maguire are identical, musically inclined twins who grew up in Hong Kong. At the age of 15, they moved to Memphis, where they fell in love with the jazz music they seldom heard in Hong Kong, and the rest is history. Ever since, they’ve been playing jazz music together around the […]


5 Questions with Don Bryant


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Music from Memphis: Checkout these 2020 Releases

We’re four months into 2020, and yes, it’s been a rough year so far. But there’s one thing we can count on, even in uncertain times: the power of music. Can you hear it? It’s the sound of April showers turning into May flowers, coming straight out of Memphis. Here’s a list of some of […]


Music Hits: Made In Memphis

Why did the first song to top the pop, country, and rhythm & blues charts come from Memphis? Some say it’s because of our cultural fusions. Others point to seminal hitmakers. Those who live here know that it’s because in Memphis we eat, sleep, and breathe music. Not content to be known as […]


5 Memphis Artists Nominated for 10th Spot of XXL Freshman 2020

Let’s be clear, Memphis influences Hip-Hop. Debate this with your mama. We saw what 8Ball & MJG did in Houston in the late 90s, we saw what legendary producers DrummaBoy and Jazze Pha did in Atlanta in the 00s, and we’re seeing it today. Just listen to an album by Megan Thee Stallion, […]


9 Memphis Music Videos We Love Right Now

Your dog’s staring at you. He’s worried. It’s your constant need for affection, the 20-plus-minute walks twice a day that you demand he take you on, and all those bubble baths. It’s getting to be a bit much. Trust us, steering your attention away from him and focused on something—anything—else […]


Exclusive Music Video Premiere: The Poet, Havi “You’re My Jesus”

We’re excited to bring you the exclusive premiere of the latest sonic-visual masterpiece from The Poet, Havi – “You’re My Jesus.” We asked Havi to share a bit more about the inspiration behind the video and song.  “This song, this video, are both testaments to love. On the surface it is a […]


Crosstown Arts Launches “Against The Grain” Online Platform for Memphis Music

osstown Arts: Against The Grain is a new online platform that provides Memphis musicians with an opportunity to create new, low/no-budget video content of their music, easily share it online, and be paid quickly for the online revenue their videos generate.

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