Radio Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee. The home of Sun Studio, Stax, and Hi Records. The delivery room for rock and roll, and the breeding ground for blues and soul. A gritty river city that has been responsible for some of the most popular and acclaimed artists of the 20th century, such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee…

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Dave Thomas: Pearl Snap Shirt

Ever find yourself all swept away on the rising tide of ‘Outlaw this’ and ‘singer-songwriter that,’ cursing the false gods of corporate radio and mainstream country while trying to remember what exactly the hell it was you loved about music to begin with anyway?  You know the sensation; you recognize it from the local watering…

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Wayne Mills: Outlaw At Large

In the early morning hours of November 23rd, in Nashville, Tennessee, a man named Wayne Mills was shot in the back of the head.  By that evening, his life here on earth was done.   His friends, his family, and his fans find themselves wrestling with angry questions – Why was he shot?  What the hell…

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Michael Franklin: nin

i. i am just a copy of a copy of a copy everything i say has come before assembled into something, into something, into something i don’t know for certain anymore         — nine inch nails, “copy of a”, 2013 when i dream, i can run. when i wake, i can barely move. …

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Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears – Electric Slave

This band pulls no punches.  The opening riff on “Skulldiggin’” is designed to knock you flat and let you know what’s coming on the next ten tracks. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears’ newest album, Electric Slave, blends funk with psychedelia and punk into a wicked witch’s brew.  I saw them at Nashville’s Mercy Lounge…

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Foals Album Review: Holy Fire

Starting out with the sound of rain and floating into sounds that will instantly remind you of travel (even though there are no sounds of cars, trains, or planes), Foals’ Holy Fire is an excellent indie / math rock journey. “Inhaler,” the album’s second track is a toe-tapping tune you’ll want playing through your earbuds…

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Robbie House of Sin City Scoundrels

Outlaw welcomes Robbie House of Sin City Scoundrels as a Contributor. Fronting one of the hottest rock bands in Memphis, Robbie has a unique preprective on one of America’s most cultural music cities. “What kind of band are you in?” People often ask. There’s only one simple answer that can be universally agreed upon. I’m…

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