Memphis musicians enjoy a well-deserved reputation for having more going on beneath the surface than they initially let on. Alex Chilton, Tav Falco, and Jim Dickinson are known for putting a trashy stamp on roots music in their songwriting, but they also incorporate outside influences at unpredictable times. Such is also the case with the […]
Unsolicited advice for Riot Fest’s bookers
Riot Fest has its traditions, and it’s hard to hate Andrew W.K. or Gwar—but here are some bands we’d like to see.
Best shows to see: Come, Bitchin Bajas, Matt Ulery’s Loom, Square Roots
Between now and Sunday, your live-music options include Come, Bitchin Bajas, Matt Ulery’s Loom, Alice Smith, Square Roots, and West Fest.
Gossip Wolf: New blood in Heavy Times
New blood in Heavy Times, new music from the Velcro Lewis Group, and new digs for Logan Hardware.
Yin and yang at West Fest 2013
The postrock of Tortoise and the garage trash of the Oblivians are the yin and yang of this year’s West Fest.
Jukebox update: Koko Taylor, Vybz Kartel, Mikal Cronin, and more
Our latest round of staff picks for the Reader‘s Interactive Jukebox (jukebox.chicagoreader.com)
Several days of your summer are now accounted for.
The Oblivians and the Gories: reuniting to play Memphis, Detroit, and Europe in 2009