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WAMM Recommends: Week of November 1

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. The Appleseed Cast/The Ellie Badge 8 p.m., Tuesday November 2, Hi-Tone $13 TICKETS The Appleseed Cast’s evolution from late 90s Midwestern emo purveyors to atmospheric […]

 

Spooky Season Sounds: Live picks for Halloween

By Zachary Corsa Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year for many red-blooded Americans, but, for the rest of us, it’s Halloween that has us shivering in otherworldly joy. As the weather cools and the leaves tumble down, as skies go gray and the rich smell of burning fields begins […]

 

5 Shows Not to Miss in November

By: Zachary Corsa November’s just around the bend, and thus goes the last lingering warmth of summer and all those uneaten bags of candy pumpkins. Before long, the leaves will be littering the ground and we’ll be bundled up indoors, sipping cider and dreading the encroaching holiday season. […]

 

Tommy Wright III on “Devil’s Night” at Black Lodge

By: Ezra Wheeler Beginning in the early 1990s, Memphis has been at the epicenter of a subgenre now commonly known as “horrorcore,” a downright terrifying brand of hip-hop that is marked by its lo-fi sound, wickedly profane lyrics, triple time flows, and samples pulled directly from horror movie […]

 

WAMM Recommends: Week of October 25

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. Turnover/Widowspeak/Temple Of Angels 7 p.m., Thursday October 28, Growler’s $22 TICKETS It’s the spookiest week of the year, but if all this decadent and chilling indulgence […]

 

Music at the Movies: A Conversation with John Miller of IndieMemphis

By: Zachary Corsa From the earliest days of cinema, music has enjoyed a close symbiotic relationship with the filmic arts, and it’s no surprise to find that many (if not most) musicians are also film buffs, their favorite movies a necessary companion to the usual piles of dusty LPs and frayed […]

 

Guest picks: Boo Mitchell recommends

This week we’ve got a live music recommendation from someone whose picks you definitely want to trust: GRAMMY-winning engineer and co-owner of Royal Studios Boo Mitchell! When he’s not spending a late night in the studio, you can find Boo popping up at shows all over the city – and this week, […]

 

Preview: Don Bryant at Crosstown Theatre

When F. Scott Fitzgerald famously stated that “there are no second acts in American lives,” he had clearly never met anyone quite like Don Bryant, the soul music legend who has staged one of the most remarkable late-career comebacks in recent memory. On Friday night, Mr. Bryant will […]

 

Guest picks: Amanda Dent recommends

By: Amanda Dent I have an embarrassing confession. I’ve never seen Don Bryant perform live. In case ya didn’t know, Bryant was a seminal figure – albeit behind the scenes as a songwriter (mostly) – at Hi Records in the 60s and 70s. Most notably, he co-wrote the classic “I Can’t […]

 

WAMM Recommends: Week of October 18

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. Greet Death/Catholic School 9 p.m., Monday October 18, The Hi-Tone (Small Room Downstairs) $5 TICKETS Another week of picks, another surefire recommendation for a Hi-Tone […]

 

Experience Parks David’s Chocolate Galaxy at the Galaxy Ball

Back in the summer, we brought you an exclusive behind the scenes sneak peek of Chocolate Galaxy, the new film project from Parks David and its accompanying soundtrack. That was just a taste, and now it’s almost time to experience the real thing: Chocolate Galaxy premieres October 29 at The […]

 

Jessica Ray presents R.A.W. at the Halloran

Jessica Ray is bringing R.A.W., a virtual event she produced in 2020 as a response to the pandemic, to the real-life stage at the Halloran Centre on October 21. “I initially created R.A.W. in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic as a way to promote local Memphis artists during a time we were […]