Culture

Preview of the River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater

By Zachary Corsa Nestled amongst the stately townhomes and leafy walking trails of Harbor Town–a well-loved New Urbanism community just north of downtown Memphis on Mud Island–is one of the most charming secrets of the Bluff City. A short distance from the Maria Montessori School complex is the school’s stone amphitheater, a grassy and intimate […]

Culture

WAMM Recommends: Week of March 28

Each week, the team at We Are Memphis Music sifts through the upcoming week’s shows to choose some of our favorites for you to circle on the calendar. The Cryptics w/ Lipstick Stains 8:00 P.M., Monday March 28th The Hi Tone (Small Room – Downstairs) $10 Unfair though it may seem, New Hampshire has never […]

Music

Bridging the Gap: 5 Contemporary Women Artists for Fans of Memphis Music Legends

While the music industry has often been criticized as a boy’s club (and for good reason), women in Memphis have been at the forefront of various genres since the very beginning. In the 1930s, Memphis Minnie earned a reputation as one of the country’s most formidable guitar players, prompting blues legend Big Bill Broonzy to say that she could “pick a guitar and sing as good as any man I’ve ever heard.” In the 1950s, Cordell Jackson became the first woman to produce, arrange, engineer, and promote music on her own rock and roll label.

Memphis

The Women of Memphis Music Playlist

There’s no way our Women of Memphis Music playlist is definitive – even though it is literally four of songs written by and featuring Memphis women music-makers. Inevitably there are so many more that we missed, but that just helps to prove the immense impact Memphis women have had on our music scene – since the beginning!  We’d love […]

Music

Five Questions with J.D. Reager of Back to the Light Records

As you look over this weekend’s live music events, one thing becomes clear: Back to the Light Records is seemingly everywhere. The indie label, which was founded last year by native Memphian J.D. Reager, is hosting two notable events within 48 hours. Although he now resides in Chicago, Reager has maintained a deep connection to […]