Tag: Memphis

CD Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Jimmy Stephens Jr. & The Blues City Road Dogs, “Road Ready”

For whatever reason, intuition told me even before I heard a note of this album, that this was going to be something special.  Not because...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Holly George-Warren, “A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton”

Holly George Warren did an exemplary job of writing about Alex Chilton, the frontman of ’60’s hitmakers The Box Tops, the...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music, Popdose, Popular Culture

ALBUM REVIEW: Elvis Presley, “Elvis – Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (Legacy Edition)”

I grew up in a household where the name “Elvis Presley” was worshiped and revered (as was “McCartney”,...

Concert Reviews, Music, Popdose

Concert Review: Booker T. Jones, City Winery, New York City, 2/18/14

It isn’t often you get to see a true musical giant up so close and personal.  Seeing Booker T. Jones, the man whose name is (to...

Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Robert Gordon, “Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion”

To me, the music of Stax Records, the seminal soul music label from Memphis, has always been sacred, from the time I was a child.  All...

Music, Video Premieres

Popdose Video Premieres: Loveland Duren, “Birthmarks”; Cauldronated, “Ibossa”

It’s not often that I enjoy music videos – but when I do, I feel it necessary to help give them exposure.  And it would be...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Alex Chilton, “Electricity By Candlelight”

It’s no secret that Alex Chilton is one of my heroes.  So this unexpected release is a happy reminder of what made this late musical...

Album Reviews, Music, Popdose

ALBUM REVIEW: Loveland Duren, “Bloody Cupid”

I’ll start by being concise – this is one of the year’s best albums, hands down.  Memphis legends Van Duren and Vicki...

Film, Music, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: The Makers of “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”

I’ve written about this movie previously, but now, with the film making its national premiere in theaters, on InDemand and iTunes on...

Music, Popdose

Memphis: A Pilgrimage

Understand, I’m not a traveler by any means. It’s been – and this is no exaggeration – 16 years since I was last on a proper...

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Consumerism

Consumerism: The Graceland Mansion Tour

Memphis has a lot of attractions for music fans, all of which seem to exist to help people fill up a weekend and spend lots of money. Only...

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Theatre, Theatre Is Easy

Theatre Is Easy: “Memphis”

BOTTOM LINE: A new musical with lots of singing, lots of dancing, and lots of joy. Rarely while watching a musical do I experience a...

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Infinite Play

Infinite Play: Richard Thompson, “From Galway to Graceland”

On Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, Dave Lifton's latest Infinite Play column pays tribute to the King by talking about Richard Thompson's...