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 While this book is a fun-filled visual feast featuring concert ads, flyers, programs, and posters as well as 100s of unpublished, crazy-cool photographs from Memphis concerts, its best feature is that it is the original source for documenting Memphis' rich concert history--from the birth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!
Spring is in the air & Shangri-la Projects Bands are Too! Come on out, America, & keep this economy rolling along! You work, you ride. Easy credit here.
Any area of the country has access to Shangri-la Projects goods this week:
East Coast: Catch the Strapping Fieldhands at Fishtown Festival live (this looks like a free show) & pick up their newly reissued cdDiscus. No regrets on this seminal record (remember those???)
Memphis area Shangri-la Projects fans can enjoy some tasty live music at the Westin Sole patio the next two Wednesdays (free music! beer & burgers specials!) with Good Luck Dark Star solo from cocktail hour til 9ish--in the heart of the Fedex Forum/Gibson Guitar area of Beale St.
Also, Grifters' side-project Dragoon will play a record release party atBuccanneer Saturday night!!
Sweet Home, Alabama folks can meet & greet author Ron Hall at Charlemagne Records in Birmingham, Alabama, Saturday, April 24th from 1-3 p.m signing copies of Sputnik, Masked Men, & Midgets: The Early Days of Memphis Wrestling as well as Playing for a Piece of the Door: A History of Garage & Frat Bands in Memphis, 1960-1975 & the supremely ltd. edition The Memphis Garage Rock Yearbook. Tres cool stuff! Come on out, Birmingham!
And those of you lucky enough to live in Austin, Texas, can check out our award-winning pop stars For Her And The Snow, who will be revisiting their former home base for the first time in years at Flipnotics Friday night! Check out this excellent live show!
Thanks for all your supports and keeping the economy bubbling up! Over 21 years of kissin' ass & taking names!
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