We are thrilled beyond words to announce the release of Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin' Original Soundtrack lp March 24, 2016! Lovingly recorded (with the exception of 1 bodacious track) just for the film, this record is destined to be one of the greatest wrasslin' documentary soundtracks of all-time! Pressed on 180 grams of twisted steel and sex appeal vinyl, the music was produced and recorded by one of the finest in the industry--Memphis' iconic all-around music master Doug Easley! Limited-edition pressed on blood-spattered vinyl and made from start to finish in Memphis, pre-order yours here!
We are thrilled to announce the imminent release of Memphis author and pop culture historian Ron Hall's newest and finest work! Memphis Rocks: A Concert History, 1955-1985 comes out Rocktober 31, 2014. While this book is a fun-filled visual feast featuring concert ads, flyers, programs, and posters as well as 100s of unpublished, crazy-cool photographs from Memphis concerts, its best feature is that it is the original source for documenting Memphis' rich concert history--from the birth of rock 'n roll in the Sun and Meteor days through the folk-blues revival in the early '60s through the Soul Explosion of the mid-'60s with Stax and Hi to the arena rock era of the the '70s and the oncoming new wave punk explosion of the late '70s and early '80s. If you have ears & eyes and ever attended a live music event, this book is for you!!!! Order today!
Our 1st update in years on the incredibly popular Kreature Comforts Lowlife Guide to Memphis is ready! Find out why Kreature Comforts is the most popular professional travel guide from Memphis ever and why 20,000 Kreature Comforts fans cannot be wrong!
We have included the hottest new tasty restaurants and shops in Memphis' increasingly awesome dining scene, added the hot new bands of today, and updated all of the must-know about openings and closings from the classic Kreature Comforts! Order your own digital pdf today (free with purchase of the classic Kreature Comforts pdf--still only $5.00--how do we do it???) to stay on top of everything important in the crazy, rockin' Memphis world!
We are super excited to announce our latest collaboration with Memphis music historian and author Mr. Ron Hall--a coffee-table book history of Memphis music concerts from 1955-1985 tentatively titled Memphis: The Rock 'n Roll Years to be released in the fall of 2014. We have created a Kickstarter account to raise funds and awareness of the project and have more information about the fascinating book project here. Please feel free to check it out and find out more about becoming a Rock 'n Roll groupie on the front end!
It's inconceivable, as they say in Princess' Bride! 25 freaking years old!! Come celebrate with us one more time at Minglewood Hall Saturday, November 30th. The Grifters will be there! The Grifters will be there, one more time! Our friends from Goner Records, Ex-Cult will be there. A night to remember, after 25 years to remember!
There them Grifters go again: making videos celebrating over 20 years of the deliciousness of One Sock Missing. This dual bonus rock 'n roll showpiece is out to coordinate with 2013's Rekkid Store Day. Get you sum!!! Special thanks to Grifters' partners in crime Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky for the bodacious video and stroll down memory lane. Things was good then, huh. Yup. Yessir. Good day. 2013: the Year of the Grift.
The Vinyl District has chosen the Grifters' "Bummer" video for maximum worldwide exposure and enjoyment! Check out the 1st official video ever made from the award-winning One Sock Missing record--as featured on the Vinyl District's pick website below! 1,000 Grifters' fans can't be wrong!
It was 20 years ago today, that Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play...well, not exactly. No one ever really taught the band how to play, and we are all better off for that. But, 1993 was, indeed, a great time to be a Grifter's fan as One Sock Missing came out of the nowheresville at-the-time music scene of Mid-Town Memphis. The Grifters released one of the all-time great records recorded off Lamar Ave. on Deadrick St. in South Memphis at (the former home of) the great Easley-McCain recording studios as well as in the back room of the flower shop on Poplar, which after this record and all the great reviews came out, got upgraded to the fancy name of "the Shops of Ann Adler" (Everyone got a raise!) It was an honor and a privilege to watch these guys work--through the long running cords, jamboxes, smoke, flowers, Doug & Davis jumping on & off of the control board--all members creating something special. Night after night of good times, almost communal--Roy Berry was there twistin' knobs and what not; Jim Cole was there; even Robert Gordon dropped on by for the bonus track jam! They were exciting times, and it was the true beginning of Shangri-la Projects, trying to figure out this whole independent record business thing with no budgets. One Sock Missing didn't receive any local radio play then or thereafter (hasn't since!!!), and it barely got reviewed in the local papers, but, it busted the band out nationally and internationally. Now, today, this 1st official video for "Bummer" comes out--20 years hence for Grifters' fans past, present, and future to behold and enjoy throughout the world. Pop the champagne, enjoy the video, & hug a Grifter today!
We can't believe it has been 25 years since we began making fanzines, flexi-discs, records, books, documentaries, & other Memphis music ephemera! Holy toledo, time flies when we were having fun. A special shout-out to each & every one of you who ever bought one of our over 50 releases, went to one of our Memphis Pops concerts, took one of our rockin' Memphis music tours, or bought a comic book, vinyl record, or cd disc from our showroom hq! It goes without saying that without you we could not have existed for so long. Thank you so much.
Thanks also to Doug Easley & Davis McCain, Paul Ringger, Jr., Lee Swets, David Thompson, Ben Powers, Ron Hall, Eric Friedl, Andria Lisle, Scott Bomar, & all the amazing bands who have allowed us to put out their records over the past 25 years!
We have many cool surprises planned for this year's celebration so stay tuned here for more exciting Shangri-la Projects photo-bombs & here's hoping that we make it to 50!!!
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