Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Local Memphis Guide

We have just come out with a nice little local music guide you can find on the right side of the site. In honor of this we will give you guys a nice little rundown of our favorite music spots around town. It is nice short guide to some of the places frequented by many of the great musicians of the 20th century, but it is also a look at where the good ones play today.

It has the location of some important musical landmarks like Stax Records and Sun Studios, but also newer labels/record stores like Goner Records where Jay Reatard released a 7" before signing to Matador Records. The recently renovated Levitt Shell in Overton Park now has a great music lineup for this summer here ( I especially recommend Todd Snider on June 19). The shell has been saved from destruction several times and once hosted greats like Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins, but is luckely still around to serve us some free music. Just across from the Shell is Elvis' old Karate Dojo and kickass music venue the Hi Tone Cafe. Its my favorite venue in town, and not just because its within stumbling distance of my apartment. This place has the best consistent music schedule around, and im sure you'll find some of their shows on the list of those we are attending on the right.

I think you get the idea. These are just some of the spots on the map.
Feel free to post anything you think we have left out. We are planning to update it every so often and would appreciate any contribution.

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