Blues

Your Guide to the International Blues Challenge

While everyone knows by now (we hope) that Memphis is known for having a thriving new and current live music scene encompassing all genres, it is still true that Memphis is known worldwide for being the home of the blues. Beale Street has a major history that can backup that claim. From being the place […]

Music

The Smokin’ Jays-A Quintessentially Memphis Band-Are Back With a New Album

By Zachary Corsa Think “Memphis music” and your associations are sure to feel as personal as they are eclectic. This city’s worn numerous sonic faces over the years – blues and early rock wellspring, soul capital of America, garage-punk hotspot, horrorcore hip-hop cornerstone – and the fact that all these diverse influences and elements coexist […]

Memphis

R.I.P. Gangsta Boo, ‘Queen Of Memphis’ And Hip-Hop Legend

By Zachary Corsa Memphis hip-hop icon Gangsta Boo passed away January 1st, 2023 at the age of forty-three. No cause of death has been released. A pioneering female figure in Southern hip-hop, Boo was born Lola Chantrelle Mitchell in Memphis in 1979. She rose to prominence as a long-time member of the seminal horrorcore collective […]

Memphis

2022’s Best Memphis Music Moments

By Jayne Ellen White “Let me get everybody up on they feet. We fin’ to go in the Memphis way!”  Those were the the words in which Memphian GloRilla opened her American Music Awards performance in November of this year. The North Memphis crunk rapper took the AMA’s stage in Los Angeles, days after receiving […]

Events

FIVE SHOWS NOT TO MISS: NEW YEAR’S EVE, 2022

As much as we love the holiday season, the truth of the matter is it can become overwhelming trying to keep up with everything going on. While we can’t help you remember your cousin’s fiancé’s name at Christmas dinner or advise you on whether or not to bring up politics, we CAN lend a hand […]