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What a week it was. The football Tigers beat UCLA using a combination of great offense, timely defense, and good ol’ Mid-South heat and humidity. Those California dudes never knew what hit ’em. And the Memphis Redbirds won the Pacific Coast League championship, beating out all the other teams on the Pacific Coast, including the Nashville Sounds, El Paso Chihuahuas, Omaha Storm Chasers, and the fearsome New Orleans Baby Cakes. To sum it up: Memphis 2, “Pacific Coast” 0. It was a week where I found myself agreeing with Donald Trump, at least for a few hours. After a Wednesday night meeting with Democratic Congressional leaders, “Cryin’ Chuck” Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, Trump began his Thursday morning by tweeting: “Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated, and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really!” Followed by: “They have been in our country for many years through no fault of their own — brought in by parents at young age.” The paleo wing of the GOP went nuts. Ann Coulter tweeted, “Who doesn’t want to impeach Trump?” Sean Hannity blamed it all on Mitch McConnell for “forcing” his hero to “work with Democrats.” Trump had seemingly done a complete flip-flop on DACA overnight. My guess is that Pelosi shook Trump’s hand and said, “Oh my, it’s so BIG!!” and Trump agreed to everything she asked, including a deal to save the Dreamers and turn the border wall into a cheery Tex-Mex restaurant. Sadly, the “deal” only lasted a few hours, and Trump quickly deleted his tweets. So it goes with this guy. Save DACA. Eliminate DACA. Build the wall, and the Mexicans will pay for it. The wall’s already being built, and we’ll bill Mexico later. Wall? What wall? Trump is a presidential pinball, caroming from one “decision” to another, depending on the last player who flips him. So what else happened? Oh yeah, Ted Cruz got caught watching porn, or better said, “liking” a porn video with his Twitter account. The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz tweeted: “Porn Industry Irrevocably Damaged by Association with Ted Cruz.” Cruz blamed it on his staff, of course. His staff. Huh-huh. The Emmys happened. Alec Baldwin won an award for his Saturday Night Live impression of Trump. Kate McKinnon won for her SNL impression of Hillary Clinton. And America wept, thinking either of these two comedians would probably make a better president than what we’ve got. Then Sean Spicer got up and reprised his acting gig from the actual White House, and the already fuzzy line between reality and comedy was blurred beyond recognition. What else? Oh yeah, Trump supporters held the “Mother of All Rallies” in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. About 800 people showed up. Which, as someone pointed out on Twitter, is what happens when you name your march after Mike Pence’s wife. The MOAR crowd was outnumbered by a marching contingent of Juggalos, who are fans of the band, Insane Clown Posse. Write your own Trump joke. You can’t make this stuff up. Though I kind of wish you could. Back in Memphis, 130,000 people attended the Cooper-Young Festival. I heard a record 37,000 windchimes were sold. I also heard we’re supposed to call CooperYoung “Co-Yo” now. And I got this from a beardy guy drinking a craft beer, so it N E WS & O P I N I O N must be true. THE FLY-BY - 4 Overton Park Conservancy director NY TIMES CROSSWORD - 5 Tina Sullivan went to the Co-Yo Fest and POLITICS - 8 tweeted: “Highlight of this year’s CY Fest EDITORIAL - 10 was the elderly gentleman asking my opinVIEWPOINT - 11 ion on public nudity & saying he might COVER — “WORST GIG EVER II ” BY ALEX GREENE organize a Naked Bike Ride.” & CHRIS MCCOY - 12 First, I’d like to say that I’m not that “elderly.” And second, I think we should STE P P I N’ O UT WE RECOMMEND - 16 do it around the Nathan Bedford Forrest AFTER DARK - 18 statue as it’s being taken down. CALENDAR OF EVENTS - 22 And in a final somber note to a weird THEATER - 28 week, British writer Kathy Lette wrote: FOOD - 30 “Sad news. I’ve just heard that the bloke SPIRITS - 33 who invented predictive text has pissed FILM - 34 away. His funfair is next monkey.” C L AS S I F I E D S - 36 Bruce VanWyngarden LAST WORD - 39 brucev@memphisflyer.com

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CAM P4U The Nashville Post reports that former Tennessee legislator Stacey Campfield, is looking to get back into the political arena. In one of his more reprehensible moments as state Senator, Campfield made fun of “assault pressure cookers” and Democrats who’d surely ban them following terrorist attacks on the Boston Marathon.

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WI LD Your Pesky Fly likes to look at other publications from the Mid-South. Take Click, which is both a North Mississippi-based magazine of Southern culture — and the sound guns make before they go “bang.” Articles on a “survival instructor,” and a national not-for-profit organization for sharpshooters are rich in detail, while a column claiming to trace “the mysterious movements of cougars in the Mid-South” fails to mention Spindini and a number of other Midtown/downtown bars. WI LD I I Last week, a Stanley crane made its escape from the Memphis Zoo onto North Parkway. Unlike Zimm, the monkey who previously eluded capture for days, Stanley was apprehended in a matter of minutes. “Zoo staff were seen running up and down the busy Midtown street with nets,” WREG hilariously reports. By Chris Davis. Email him at davis@memphisflyer.com.

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LO E B P LAN S S Q UAR E H OTE L Loeb Properties wants to build a $24.2 million hotel in Overton Square to bolster the theater district, but the company said it can’t be done without taxpayer help. The company’s plans emerged in an application late last week for a tax-break deal worth $3.3 million to the Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE). The project would be built on the surface parking lot north of Hattiloo Theatre and east of the Overton Square parking garage. The hotel would have 100 rooms, a rooftop restaurant, and structured parking. Loeb president, Bob Loeb, said in a letter to EDGE officials that a hotel was needed there to help establish a theater district. The area includes Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, Hattiloo, TheaterWorks, and Ballet Memphis. To do it, Loeb is asking for a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) deal that would allow his group to forgo a bit more than $3.3 million in local taxes. The hotel would support 65 jobs with annual average salaries of $22,690. All told, the hotel would pay about $1.9 million in wages here each year. The hotel would yield about $5.4 million in tax revenues over the course of the 15-year PILOT and a $6.1 million “benefit to the applicant,” according to an EDGE staff report. A P R O F ITA B L E C O L I S E U M The Mid-South Coliseum could make money if it were reopened as a multipurpose indoor facility focused on youth and amateur sports. That’s the bottom line of a new business plan for the building from the Coliseum Coalition, a group that has been working for more than two years to revive the long-shuttered building. The Coalition showed the plan to city officials and will

continue to meet with leaders, possible stakeholders, and public groups to “show it off and get people excited.” U N ITE TH E R I G HT Tennessee led an informal Twitter poll last week that may help determine the location for the next Unite the Right rally like the one in Charlottesville last month that left one woman dead and many injured. White nationalist blogger Bradley Dean Griffin posted the poll to Twitter. Hailing the event as “UTR 2.0,” Griffin asked followers if Tennessee, Kentucky, or Georgia would be more convenient. 1968 SAN ITATI O N WO R K E R G R ANTS Twelve additional sanitation workers have been identified to receive grants through Mayor Jim Strickland’s initiative aiming to provide financial support for these workers who went on strike in 1968. Originally, 10 retirees and four active employees were identified and awarded $70,000 grants. Since then, 36 more people have come forward to claim funds, but only 12 of them have been deemed eligible. The new grants will cost about $1.1 million and come from city reserves. C LE R GY U R G E FO R R EST WAIVE R More than 150 faith leaders from around the city signed a letter sent to the Tennessee Historical Commission (THC) last week in support of removing the Nathan Bedford Forrest statue from Health Sciences Park downtown. The leaders, “Memphis clergy white and black, young and old, Christian and Jew, transcending every political party,” represent close to 90 congregations and institutions in the city and surrounding areas. The THC will consider removing the statue on October 13th.


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Memphis Brooks Museum of Art leader talks about the decision to consider leaving Overton Park. Memphis Brooks Museum of Art officials announced last week that they would consider relocating the museum from its 101-year home in Overton Park as one option to preserve its collection and plot its future. Emily Ballew Neff, the museum’s executive director, said renovations to meet current standards have been projected at $84 million. The Brooks board, she said, has a duty “to make some very hard decisions” and are correct to “explore all options before we move forward.” — Toby Sells Memphis Flyer: You have a list of options for the Brooks, and you just recently added relocation to that list, right? Emily Ballew Neff: Right. That’s all we’re doing. Basically in the 1990s, the Brooks board decided that the 1973 [portion of] the building was not operationally sound. And that building is still standing. It’s had structural problems pretty much ever since it was built. It was a pre-cast concrete building, and it is not [up to seismic code] and we are on the New Madrid fault. It’s something that we have to address and want to address. We have to secure the collection in the way that it needs to be secured and preserved. MF: You said the board has worked on the issue before. EBN: The board was teeing up for a capital campaign to address the challenges of that building.

Then, in 2008, the Great Recession happened. So, those plans were mothballed. My predecessor commissioned … a report from Cooper Robertson, a firm in New York, that was presented to the board in 2014. Then, my predecessor accepted a job at the Cincinnati Art Museum and left. So, the plans, again, were put on hold. MF: What did the report say? EBN: It outlined several options for the board. The first option was to retrofit the 1973 building and bring it up to museum bestpractice standards. The second option was tearing down the 1973 building and adding 23 percent [more space]. The third option was to add about 70 percent to 75 percent additional space, by tearing down the 1973 building and expanding. That would have taken some precious space in our parking lot. That option had a conceptual budget of $84 million, and that is in 20132014 dollars. MF: When did the board decide to add relocation to its list of options?

EBN: The full board determined this summer that we wanted to put all options on the table. One of the reasons we decided to announce was simply that there were a lot of people making speculations and the word was kind of getting out. So, we thought it was better to be transparent about it and let our members know that this option was added to the list of pre-existing options. MF: Is there a timeline for a decision? EBN:There is no timeline. We are exploring some interesting possibilities. Our board is doing that work. We’ll know something when we know something. Emily Ballew We’re the city museum, and we Neff want to be responsive. We have lots of people who are very positive and understand what our challenges are. We have others who are very concerned, and we respect that. We knew that. That’s, in part, why we wanted to go ahead and let people know that we’re just putting all options on the table. Read the full interview at memphisflyer.com. Treat the condition- Transform your life!

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And in This Corner ... GOP candidates spar, while surprise possibilities lurk in the Democratic race for county mayor, with names like Byrd and Flinn coming to the fore. Last week, Shelby County Commissioner Terry Roland, speaking at a fund-raiser in his honor at Southwind Country Club, let loose with typically strenuous blasts against his two major Republican opponents in the forthcoming 2018 race for Shelby County mayor — characterizing County Trustee David Lenoir as basically a tool of the political/financial establishment and questioning Juvenile Court Clerk Joy Touliatos’ bona fides on de-annexation matters. The Republican three-way battle royal is an open and settled proposition. It is on the Democratic side that intrigue (in every sense of that word) and potential surprise are major factors behind the scenes.  Sidney Chism, the ex-Teamster leader, former local party chairman, two-time county commission chairman, interim state senator, and political broker nonpareil, has long advertised his availability for the office, but, though Chism continues to preside over a well-attended annual political picnic, it is an open question whether and to what degree the major clout he once enjoyed in Democratic circles has been diminished.  Now employed by Sheriff Bill Oldham, Chism has had to weather criticism from party purists for this past elec-

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nonpartisan matters. Ever on the move, Harris meditated seriously on another race for Congress against incumbent Cohen but thought better of it, publicly dropping the idea in early 2016. His latest initiative, the Tennessee Voter Project, serves the dual purpose of revving up Democratic energy in general and keeping his name before the public. And now opportunity beckons once more with the county mayor’s race. It seems almost inevitable that either he or Mulroy, still functioning as a mutually supportive duo, will make the race, and that coin flip will likely happen fairly soon. Nor does the guessing game end there. The latest rumors in Democratic Party circles concern the possible mayoral candidacies of two other big names — Harold Byrd and Shea Flinn.  A core member of the politically active Byrd family, Byrd is president of the Bank of Bartlett, essentially a family enterprise. A longtime state Representative and a political broker in his own right, Byrd was the Democratic nominee for Congress in the 7th District in 1994, losing that year to Republican Ed Bryant. He prepared a race for county mayor in 2002 but reluctantly withdrew when then Public Defender A C Wharton became a candidate for the nomination, transforming that year’s Democratic primary into a three-way affair that also included then state Representative Carol Chumney. By 2010, Byrd’s reputation and popularity, both in Democratic circles and across the party line, were such as to make him an odds-on favorite to be elected county mayor that year. Pointedly, Mark Luttrell, the ultimate winner as a Republican nominee, had let it be known that he would eschew the mayoral race and seek reelection as sheriff if Byrd ran for mayor. But a combination of a personal illness and a post-recession duty to see to the needs of the family banking business kept Byrd from running that year. Now, the word is that Byrd, with both his own and the bank’s health in seemingly good order, is looking at one last chance at gaining the office. Then there is the chance of a candidacy for the office by Shea Flinn, yet another former political figure with a high profile, both in Democratic Party ranks and in bipartisan circles. A prominent member of the city council after his election in 2007, Flinn resigned his seat in 2015 to become senior vice president for the Greater Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce. That Flinn was considering a re-entry into political ranks was first signaled recently when his name was prominently featured in a telephone robo-poll of potential candidates for county mayor. That was amid rampant speculation that Flinn had a hand in the sponsorship of the poll.

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Moving Brooks The public deserves a clearer explanation of the museum’s plans. purity of the 1916 building, a task at which they only partially succeeded. The 1955 building was demolished to accommodate the 1989 expansion. In my role as art writer for The Commercial Appeal for 30 years, I frequently mentioned the inadequacy of the exhibition spaces in the museum, especially in the downstairs galleries, where ceilings are either so low and cramped as to be oppressive or so high that the art and the viewer feel lost. In fact, the part of the Brooks that retains its integrity and is still the best space to look at art is the 1916 building, which after all these years is, to me, a joy to be in. The sudden announcement that the Brooks would like to move, an announcement made without providing alternatives or ideas about what to do with the museum, if it does relocate, had an air of rush to judgment, even desperation. Obviously, the museum requires better gallery and exhibition space, more storage for the permanent collection, and stateof-the-art security for the protection of valuable and fragile works of art, but museums nowadays also have community responsibilities.

In an interview with this writer when she first came to the job at the Brooks, Neff said, “Museums have a tremendous history as treasure-houses, but it’s also true that every museum struggles with the idea of demographics. A museum must be everybody’s museum, and we must respond to the city’s vitality and diversity.” To embrace those democratic ideals, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art needs to stay in Overton Park. Regardless, though, the public and the city government need a clearer picture of what the director and the board have in mind, as well as potential sources of funding for such a huge project — whatever that project is, Fredric Koeppel is a freelance journalist with interests in culture and the arts. He writes the wine review blog, biggerthanyourhead.net.

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The board of trustees of Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and the institution’s director, Emily Ballew Neff, surprised the city and the museum’s patrons by announcing recently that it would not be averse to leaving its century-old home in Overton Park, where expansion would be difficult. What the possibilities are remain to be explored, whether building a new museum, renovating or rebuilding part of the present facility, or finding an existing building and repurposing it — each one an expensive proposition. The museum opened in 1916 in a pavilion designed in the Beaux-Arts fashion by James Gamble Rogers, a nationally known architect. That white marble structure is still one of the city’s most beautiful buildings, worthy of the title “jewel box” usually bestowed on it. An addition in an understated modern style was erected behind and connected to the original building in 1955, designed by local architect Everett Woods. This comprised the Brooks Memorial Art Gallery that I was introduced to when I was 11 or 12, and which I visited many times when I was in high school and college. Needing more exhibition space, the Brooks commissioned another addition that was completed in 1973. Designed in the Brutalist manner of exposed concrete and structural elements by Walk Jones and Francis Mah, this expansion was to the north, extending from the 1955 wing and not impinging on the 1916 building. The new exhibition halls were open and flowing, with a great deal of gallery space underground. However, a series of directors over the years became dissatisfied with the style and openness of the Jones-Mah building and gradually converted the interior to a warren of formal neo-classical galleries, an untidy fit with the architects’ intentions and the building’s function. The final expansion, designed by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (with the local participation of Askew Nixon Ferguson & Wolf), opened in 1989, providing the museum with a new entrance, a rotunda, an auditorium, a restaurant space and adjacent terrace, loading docks, storage and offices — but an insignificant amount of gallery space. As anyone can see in its emblematic facade and profile, the architects attempted a sort of Postmodern classical design that would not detract from the chasteness and

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MEMPHIS MUSICIANS SHARE TALES OF WOE FROM THE ROAD.

September 21-27, 2017

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On any given day, dozens of Memphis musicians are crisscrossing the country, bringing the diverse sounds of our city to audiences large and small. It’s a fun life, but things don’t always go as planned. It’s a tradition for musicians to swap stories of disaster, humiliation, and stiffed payments. Here are some prime cuts from Memphis musicians who were willing to go on the record about their worst gig experiences.

on us the whole time. They were swinging on the bill of my cap, hanging off of my guitar. It was like somebody throwing softballs at you. I would kick a bunch of ’em out of the way to get to a pedal. Daryl said he was just playing and cringing, watching these cicadas climb on our backs. We did an hour and a half set. It was like that the whole time.

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I was 15 years old and auditioning for a talent show in the Frayser High Gymnasium. I had downloaded the beats from a site called Soundclick, and at the beginning of the beat, there was an audio tag that said I didn’t purchase the beat. I downloaded it from the internet so I could perform! I was 15 years old! I didn’t know! So I came, I had my songs ready, I performed them, I rocked the songs. Then the guy was like, “Yeah, man, you had the tag on your beat. That means you’re not serious. We would have picked you if you had used a professional beat or a beat that you owned.” Basically, they took my $50 submission fee as a 15-year-old and told me to go home.

We were on our way from Asbury Park to Brooklyn, and then to Staten Island. The guy at the toll booth told us the wheel on our trailer was smoking. This wasn’t surprising to us, because on our last tour, the wheel had fallen off as we were attempting to leave Sister Bay, Wisconsin. That’s why we weren’t surprised when it happened again in New York. We pulled over and called a bunch of auto places, but no one was open, so we decided to take it easy and just get to the show. We limped into New York and somehow made it through the Staten Island tunnel, which is more than a little terrifying when you’re hauling a broken trailer behind a conversion van. We finally made it to the venue and had a great time and got to party with a bunch of our Memphis transplant friends. Loading out after the show, Clay [Qualls] accidentally broke the key off in the lock on our trailer. It ended up being easier to just tear the trailer door off rather than deal with the locks and load all our stuff into the U-Haul we rented for the rest of the tour. All the while we were being harassed by a junkie who looked like an extra from The Nightmare Before Christmas. We had to make the tough choice to abandon our trailer there in the Big Apple. Another victim of the road. R.I.P. trailer, I hope you’ve finally found peace in some scenic New York junkyard — or as a Brooklyn hipster’s apartment.

JOEY KILLINGSWORTH — JOECEPHUS AND THE GEORGE JONESTOWN MASSACRE

My personal worst was the Hogrock festival in Illinois. It’s in the middle of a field that they used to use for the Gathering of the Juggalos. There are three big stages. You gotta follow trails in the middle of nowhere to get to them. At first it was awesome, but it turned out that was the night the cicadas came out. Like, they were literally emerging from the ground. We were in an open area in the middle of 12 the woods. Me and Brian [Costner] were not wearing shirts, and Daryl [Stephens] from Another Society was playing drums. The cicadas were swarming all over us. They stayed

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I drove from Memphis to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, not long after we had recorded “Green Onions.” I think they told the people that I needed an organ, so they went to the church and got a pipe organ. They didn’t tell them it needed to be a Hammond B3 Organ. It was a simulated pipe organ with stops — a spinet. It was like a church organ — the notes didn’t make a sound right away. It wouldn’t work. I ended up trying to play “Green Onions” on a pipe organ in this club in Baton Rouge. That’s got to be the weirdest sound I’ve ever heard.

LORETTE VELVETTE — TAV FALCOʼS PANTHER BURNS

It was 1986. We’d been up in NYC. “The Starvation Tour.” Bob [Fordyce] would just write “FOOOOOD” in his sketch book. So we were crowded in the car, and we had no money. George [Reinecke] was sent into a country store somewhere along the way, and he bought white bread and some head cheese nobody else would touch. So all I was eating was white bread. We went down to the Metroplex in Atlanta. We started our show, and I was on stage playing tambourine. During “Tina the Go Go Queen,” two policemen came up and told me to come off stage. And I said, “No! Wait till the end of the song!” Then I went off stage into this other room with them. The Panther Burns kept playing. And so the policeman wrote me up and said, “I’m giving you this ticket for playing


people came from the club, saying, “They’ve been trying to shut us down for a long time.” There was a lawyer assigned to me who said, “Let’s try to settle this out of court.” He made a deal, that they would drop the charge of resisting arrest — and I probably weighed 105 pounds — if I agreed not to sue them. Of course, I couldn’t, because we didn’t have any money. And I didn’t want to ever go back to Atlanta again.

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tambourine without a permit.” I was so mad I snatched the ticket from his hand, but he didn’t let go. He held onto the ticket. I just turned away from him, just looking at the heavens, going, “God, this is bullshit!” Then he grabbed me from behind in a big bear hug and ran me out the door, several yards, onto the sidewalk. By then, the Panther Burns had gotten out there. Tav was begging him to not arrest me, but they said I had “resisted arrest.” This was the police officer who had bear-hugged me and his senior sergeant. The two of them conferred: “Well, should I take her in?” And the sergeant said, “Well, you’ve already laid your hands on her.” Immediately, the paddy wagon was there. Back doors open, I get shoved in. And Tav was begging him, he was like, “Please, please, don’t arrest her!” And before the doors shut he said, “She’s been eating white bread for a week!” They took me to the downtown jail, and I had to stand in line. I was dressed in my pink vinyl miniskirt, with a black half top and go-go boots. They all thought I was a prostitute, so they put me in the cell with a bunch of other ladies. When I walked in, they all wanted my cigarettes, so I gave out my cigarettes to make friends. There was a telephone in the room, and they’d get on the telephone and call their husbands and tell them not to press charges. Like, these women had beaten up their husbands. Several of them. My bail was $1,500. Around daybreak, the Panther Burns came and I was like, “How did you make bail?” It turned out, the people in the club had chipped in, the club had chipped in, and the pizza place at Little Five Points had chipped in a bunch, and they got the money together and got me out. I had to go to court literally the next day. A lot of

I think it was 1992. We were on The Grifters a month-long tour with Flaming Lips and Codeine. We were in Atlanta at a club called The Masquerade, which was split into three levels. You entered mid-level into Purgatory. The bands played upstairs in Heaven. The sub-level was a red-lit, S&M-themed bar called Hell. Of course, we went down to Hell. The bar was just opening, and the only other person in there besides the bartender is a guy playing pinball. Shirtless, muscular, black leather pants, black boots, black policeman’s hat, handcuffs. We ask if he’s a regular. Bartender says, “No, that’s Frank, the bouncer.” Later, we play our set. Good show — hard not to have a good show on that tour. It was the biggest crowds we’d played to up till then. We’re sitting backstage having aftershow beers. There’s a knock on the door. This guy peeks his head in and asks, “Grifters?” We’re like, “Yeah.” He creeps in with two friends in tow. He tells us how glad they are we came back to Atlanta and that we killed it out there. Of course, we’re grateful and invite them to hang. They sit down, and dude continues to blow smoke up our asses. “You guys are blowing up! Every song was killer! I bet you’re blowing Flaming Lips off the stage every night! Mind if we grab a beer?” Dude grabs three beers, hands two off to his friends, and continues to ramble. “This new record man. It’s friggin killer!” Kills his beer. Grabs another one. “Man, you guys are gonna be fighting off the majors!” Kills that beer, grabs another. Then I see him give a sideways glance to his friends and he asks, “Man, what’s the third song off of side two on the new record?” I say, “Encrusted?” He says “YEAH MAN! ‘ENCRUSTED’! The guitar solo on that song is friggin’ DOPE!” I say, “Okay, this has been fun. Time for you guys to go,” and they leave. I turn around and Scott and Stan are like, “What’d you do that for?” and I’m like “There isn’t a guitar solo on ‘Encrusted’! We don’t have guitar solos on any of our songs!” And it sinks in. We’d been grifted for backstage beer. Stan says, “We’re not gonna let him get away with this are we?” I say, “Hell no!” The club was packed, and the Lips were raging loud. We didn’t know what we would do. After casing the place, we decided to wait by the men’s room. It worked. Almost immediately, dude walked right by us, swigging beer and laughing and — I’m not kidding — he actually says, “I stole this beer from the Grifters! Haw Haw Haw!” So we’re thinking, “This guy’s going down!” But we only have moments to formulate a plan. We decide we would appear to be fighting each other when dude comes out of the bathroom, and then Stan would hurl me at him and I would either knock him down or knock the beer out of his hand. Stan and I start shoving each other around and cussing at each other for what seemed like five minutes when finally the guy comes out of the men’s room. Stan grabs me by the lapels and throws me at the guy—who casually sidesteps me! As I’m falling backwards, I reach out and just knock his beer to the ground. It shatters on the floor, and he flies into a rage. He screams, “That was MY beer!” Stan jumps to my side and points in his face and says, “A beer you STOLE from the Grifters!” He looks all kinds of confused and then goes into a Three Stooges, Curly kind of wind-up. continued on page 14

TAV WAS BEGGING HIM NOT TO ARREST ME, BUT THEY SAID I HAD “RESISTED ARREST.”

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Stan and I plant ourselves, then suddenly Frank the S&M bouncer comes from behind us and hurls the guy into the wall and says, “GOD-DAMN-IT, BILLY! HOW MANY TIMES WE GOTTA DO THIS?” Frank shoves the guy’s arm into his back and gets him in a headlock and then drags him backwards down the stairs literally kicking and screaming. We looked down over the banister and Stan yells, “This is what happens when you fuck with the Grifters!”

HERMAN GREEN — B.B. KING

I played with B.B. King a couple years. He saved my life, man, ’cause he didn’t have a car, and I had a car. And so we’re coming back from Blytheville. They had those narrow bridges in Arkansas, and we was following this truck with a trailer. And he signaled, another one coming toward us, some kinda way they had a signal, and told them to come on, don’t stop. And it had been raining. I wasn’t driving, the piano player was. And he hit the brakes … no brakes. We hit that bridge and knocked up three concrete posts, and as fast as we were going, we couldn’t stop. I felt something go across my chest, like someone was fighting me. It was B.B. and the way he did it, he took his left arm and went that way, and he balanced himself on the bench. So he wasn’t going no where. ’Cause they didn’t have seat belts back then. That was back in the late ’40s, early ’50s. And he saved my life, because I’d a went through the windshield. And then, you’ve heard of Ford Nelson at WDIA, haven’t you? He’s a disc jockey. He was with us. He weighed about 240 pounds, and after we hit those concrete posts, the car was laying right on the edge of the bank, teetering. Ford got out one way and the car went the other way. And we slid down and the hood got right in the mud down there. And I told Ford, I said, “Man, don’t you ever move! I don’t care where we at, just sit still!”

KELLEY ANDERSON — THOSE DARLINS

Those Darlins played the 2009 Americana Music Festival in Nashville and were scheduled to play before John Fogerty. Creedence Clearwater Revival was one of Jessi [Zazu]’s favorite bands, and she was excited to get to see him. At the last minute, Fogerty decided he wanted to play earlier. The festival organizers accommodated his request (because he’s John freakin’ Fogerty) and shifted our scheduled time to be after his. All performers were supposed to play around 45 minutes, and he rocked for almost two hours. At one point, there were three guitars on stage — there were so many guitars. After he completely rocked everyone’s faces off, we set up our ragtag equipment in front of theirs on the stage they just destroyed and basically played outro music for the waves of people filing out of the Mercy Lounge. Their drums were still set up on a giant riser, so Linwood [Regensburg] set up his kit in front of theirs, and the rest of us kind of filled out to the side, with me playing behind a large column. With no soundcheck and a “Here goes nothing!” sigh, we took it in stride and played a good show for the 20 or 30 diehard Darlins fans who remained up front. So maybe it wasn’t the worst gig ever, but it was a little embarrassing to be playing to such a large room of people leaving. But hey, not everyone can say that John Fogerty opened up for their band!

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The day after opening for the White Stripes at the White Blood Cells album release in Detroit, the Reigning Sound rolled into Columbus, Ohio, for a gig that night. It was at Bernie’s Distillery, a long-running local institution. We were under the impression, probably from the guy who booked the tour, that Bernie’s had a kitchen. The key word here is “had.” In fact, the whole place looked like it had been closed for at least three years. (Bernie’s soldiered on until the end of 2015, incredibly.) When we asked


to see a menu, the dude behind the bar said, “Um, our kitchen closed a few weeks ago, but hang on a sec,” and headed where we couldn’t see him. When he returned, he informed us, “Well, there’s a whole ham back there. The top part is green, but I could shave off the bottom for you and make sandwiches.” We all looked at each other and said “Nah, we’re good.” Add in the thoroughly disgusting bathroom which gave ’70s-era CBGB a run for its money, and a bunch of out-of-place Ohio State grads, and you have a fairly disorienting experience. That’s life, though. One day you’re playing with the White Stripes, the next day a random bartender is trying to kill you.

HAROLD THOMAS — THE MASQUERADERS

[In 1968, the Masqueraders hit the road to support their hit “I Ain’t Gotta Love Nobody Else.”] Our first engagement on that tour was at the Apollo Theater. This was the craziest experience we ever had in our life. We got up there, we were just ol’ country boys. We didn’t know. We really came from a capella, to the studio, and now we gotta have music. We didn’t know we needed charts! We get to the Apollo Theater, and the bandleader goes, “All right, Masqueraders, let me have your charts.” We go, “Charts? You know, we always just go, ‘Well, the music goes like this, dowmp dowmp dowmp!’” They go, “Oh no, man … we need some charts.” Okay. So one of those guys says, “Hey, I tell you what, I know the song. You all give me $50, and I’ll write the charts for ya. Tonight, when y’all come back, I’ll have ’em ready.” That night, they call us, “Masqueraders, Masqueraders, you’re up next!” We run out on the stage, waiting for them to play our song. They didn’t play nothing like it. It wasn’t nothing like it! We was looking at each other going, “What

The Masqueraders the … hell?” And the people in the audience, they were starting to mumble, getting ready to throw tomatoes and eggs. You know how they did back in the day. So one of our guys said, “Hold it, hold it, man, we don’t need no music! We don’t need no MUSIC. Stop right now!” And then he headed out on that melody [a capella], “Up in the morning …” and we were like “Wooo-ooh.” “Out on the job … ” When we got through singing that song, they were standing up, you hear me?

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We wear the mask that grins and lies, / It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, / This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, / And mouth with myriad subtleties. — Paul Laurence Dunbar, “We Wear the Mask” Before he was assassinated, Dr. Martin Luther King wrote down a big question: “Where do we go from here — chaos or community?” It’s a question the Memphis Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and New Ballet Ensemble (NBE) look to address with Memphis Renaissance: Going on From Here, a free concert at Overton Park’s Levitt Shell, performed in conjunction with National Civil Rights Museum’s MLK50 commemoration. Collaborations between arts institutions create their own kind of chaos. Plans for Going on From Here were laid while the MSO was rebuilding, rebranding, and going through changes with conductor Mei-Ann Chen leaving and Bob Moody coming aboard as her replacement. NBE’s founding director Katie Smythe describes the process as being more fruitful than frustrating. “It forced us into a kind of deep collaboration,” she says of her work with MSO engagement and inclusion manager/spoken word artist Steven Fox and assistant conductor Andrew Crush. The result is an original story about a young person’s search for identity, buoyed with the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar and music by Jimmie Lunceford, W.C. Handy, Duke Ellington, William Grant Still, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye. “We have kids from Dunbar elementary featured in this piece,” Smythe says. “They’ve grown and are now juniors and seniors in high school, and they didn’t know Paul Laurence Dunbar poetry. Now they’re dancing it set to the most important African-American symphony historically in the repertoire.”

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FRIDAY September 22

STRUT! 2017 Mercedes-Benz of Memphis, 6-8 p.m. Annual fashion show benefiting the Community Legal Center. Includes a wine pull, a signature cocktail, a silent auction, plus the very popular celebrity servers. Mid-South Fair Landers Center, 4-10 p.m. The fair returns with all the rides, food, and entertainment, including Wolves of the World, camel rides, and more. It’s preview night tonight, and admission is free. Through October 1st.

Stax @ 60 Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 7 p.m. The celebration continues tonight with a concert by the MDs, a Booker T. & the MGs tribute band. They’ll perform the McLemore Avenue album, which was patterned after the Beatles’ Abbey Road. An artist conversation and Q&A precedes the show. Repair Days 2017 Metal Museum, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Annual fund-raiser for the Metal Museum offering repairs on all things metal, workshops, an auction and dinner, and an artist’s reception for this year’s Master Metalsmith David Secrest. For a full schedule, go to metalmuseum.org.

Friday Night Dance Party Fourth Bluff, 6-9 p.m. Weekly party on the promenade behind the law school. The parties are curated by c’beyohn and include a light-up dance floor. Shakespeare in Love Playhouse on the Square, 8 p.m., $25 Based on the 1998 film about a young Will Shakespeare with writer’s block. Unreal Film Festival Malco Studio on the Square, 2 p.m. Annual sci-fi, fantasy, and horror film festival.

“Gimme Shelter” Rolling Stones Tribute Hi-Tone, 8 p.m., $10 Benefit for H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality) and tribute to the Rolling Stones. The lineup includes the 1970, Cassette Set, Faux Killers, the Subtractions, and many more. Memphis Made Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School, 8 p.m., $20 Tonight’s launch of this new Memphis-centric concert series features classical guitarist Lily Afshar.


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Tour de Brewer #2 Revolutions Community Bicycle Shop, 2-8 p.m., $10 A slow-paced bike tour of local breweries, Memphis Made, Wiseacre, High Cotton, and Ghost River.

Memphis Japanese Festival Memphis Botanic Garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Word on the street is that Pokemon will be at this annual festival. Includes music, dance, martial arts, a roving Japanese Candyman, origami, food, and more.

Hansel & Gretel The Orpheum, 6:30 p.m. $15-$20 A rock-and-roll take on the Grimm Brothers story with inspiration from Roald Dahl and Lemony Snicket.

The Rippingtons Germantown Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m. Concert by this innovative contemporary jazz group. Big Bugs Creature Features Memphis Botanic Garden, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Held in conjunction with “David Rogers’ Big Bugs” installation with a focus on learning about one particular bug.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band Levitt Shell, 7 p.m. Concert by the New Orleans-based brass band. Farm Fest Loflin Yard, 5-8 p.m., $35 Annual fund-raiser for the Memphis Farmers Market with food, music, and a jewelry pull.

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After Dark: Live Music Schedule September 21 - 27 7 p.m.; Brandon Cunning Band Sundays, 6 p.m., and Mondays, 7 p.m.; FreeWorld Sundays, 9:30 p.m.

Alfred’s 197 BEALE 525-3711

Gary Hardy & Memphis 2 Thursdays-Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.; Karaoke Thursdays, TuesdaysWednesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., and Sundays-Mondays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Mandi Thomas Fridays, Saturdays, 6-9 p.m.; The 901 Heavy Hitters Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.; Flyin’ Ryan Fridays, Saturdays, 2:30 a.m.; Memphis Jazz Orchestra Sundays, 6-9 p.m.

B.B. King’s Blues Club 143 BEALE 524-KING

Live Music WednesdaysSundays, 7-11 p.m.; Live DJ Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 p.m.; Third Floor: DJ Tubbz Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.; The Rusty Pieces play Bike Night on Beale Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

Handy Bar 200 BEALE 527-2687

The Amazing Rhythmatics Tuesdays, Thursdays-Sundays, 7 p.m.-1 a.m.

Hard Rock Cafe

David Bowen Thursdays, 5:309:30 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Sundays, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

King’s Palace Cafe Tap Room

Blue Note Bar & Grill

Itta Bena

330 BEALE 525-8981

Blues City Cafe 138 BEALE 526-3637

Hillbilly Casino Thursday, Sept. 21, 9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m.; Blind Mississippi Morris Fridays, 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 5:30 p.m.; Brad Birkedahl Band Thursdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.; Earl “The Pearl” Banks Saturdays, 12:30 p.m., and Tuesdays,

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Nat “King” Kerr Fridays, Saturdays, 9-10 p.m.

King Jerry Lawler’s Hall of Fame Bar & Grille 159 BEALE

Chris Gales Solo Acoustic Show Mondays-Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.; Eric Hughes solo/acoustic Thursdays, 5-8 p.m.; Karaoke Mondays-Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.; Live Bands Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.

Rum Boogie Cafe Blues Hall

162 BEALE 521-1851

Sonny Mack Mondays-Fridays, 2-6 p.m.; Cowboy Neil Mondays, Thursdays, 7-11 p.m., and Saturdays, Sundays, 2-6 p.m.; Sensation Band Tuesdays, Fridays, 7-11 p.m.; Fuzzy and the Kings of Memphis Saturdays, 7-11 p.m.; Chic Jones and the Blues Express Sundays, 7-11 p.m.; North and South Band Wednesdays, 7-11 p.m.

Big Don Valentine’s Three Piece Chicken and a Biscuit Blues Band Thursdays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Delta Project Friday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Myra Hall Band Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Beau and Luci Thursday, Sept. 21, 7-9 p.m.; Camille Rae Friday, Sept. 22, 7-10 p.m.; National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Fund-raiser Saturday, Sept. 23, 1-4 p.m.; Eric Hughes Band Saturday, Sept. 23, 8-11 p.m.; Fingertrick Sunday, Sept. 24, 7-11 p.m.

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The King Beez Thursdays, 5:30 p.m.; B.B. King’s All Stars Thursdays, Fridays, 8 p.m.; Will Tucker Band Fridays, Saturdays, 5 p.m.; Lisa G and Flic’s Pic’s Band Saturdays, Sundays, 12:30 p.m.; Blind Mississippi Morris Sundays, 5 p.m.; Memphis Jones Sundays, Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.; Doc Fangaz and the Remedy Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m.

Queen Ann and the Memphis Blues Masters Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

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Memphis Bluesmasters Thursdays, Sundays, 8 p.m.midnight; Vince Johnson and the Plantation Allstars Fridays, Saturdays, 4-8 p.m., and Sundays, 3-7 p.m.; Cowboy Neil Friday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Little Boy Blues Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Brian Hawkins Blues Party Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Chris McDaniel Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

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Silky O’Sullivan’s 183 BEALE 522-9596

Dueling Pianos Thursdays, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m.-3 a.m., and Sundays, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.midnight.

Rum Boogie Cafe 182 BEALE 528-0150

Young Petty Thieves Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Jeff Crosslin Friday, Sept. 22, 5:30-8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 23, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Sensation Band Friday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 23, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., and

130 PEABODY PLACE 523-8536

Songwriters with Roland and Friends Mondays, 7-10 p.m.

Dirty Crow Inn 855 KENTUCKY

Nancy Apple Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Bobbie & Tasha Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Earnestine & Hazel’s 531 S. MAIN 523-9754

Amber Rae Dunn Hosts: Earnestine & Hazel’s Open Mic Wednesdays, 8-11 p.m.

Loflin Yard 7 W. CAROLINA

Electric Church Sundays, 2-4 p.m.

South Main Sounds 550 S. MAIN 494-6543

225 S. MAIN 529-4299

Michaela Compton, Mersaidee Soules, Will Stults, and Tony Hooper Friday, Sept. 22, 7-9 p.m.

Huey’s Downtown

36 G.E. PATTERSON 526-5747

The Halloran Centre JD Souther Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. 77 S. SECOND 527-2700

The Royal Blues Band Sunday, Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

The Warehouse Mojo Medicine Machine CD Release Event Saturday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Mud Island Amphitheatre 125 N. FRONT 576-7241

The Avett Brothers Friday, Sept. 22.

Purple Haze Nightclub 140 LT. GEORGE W. LEE 577-1139

DJ Dance Music MondaysSundays, 10 p.m.

The Silly Goose 100 PEABODY PLACE 435-6915

DJ Cody Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.

New Daisy Theatre Adventure Club Friday, Sept. 22, 10 p.m.; Andy Mineo Concert Saturday, Sept. 23, 7-10 p.m.; Tank Savage Tour Sunday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.; ZZ Ward Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium

The Peabody Hotel 149 UNION 529-4000

Little River Band Benefit Concert Wednesday, Sept. 27, 8-9:15 p.m.

South Main Ghost River Brewing 827 S. MAIN 278-0087

The Moon Glimmers Saturday, Sept. 23, 7-10 p.m.; Sunday Evening with Adam Brooks Sunday, Sept. 24, 5-7:30 p.m.

Bar DKDC 964 S. COOPER 272-0830

Goner Records’ 3rd Thursday Thursday, Sept. 21; DJ Dropout Boogie Soul Dance Party Friday, Sept. 22; Fiona Silver Saturday, Sept. 23; Joe Nameth Blue Dreamers Sunday, Sept. 24; Devil Train Monday, Sept. 25; Dave Cousar Tuesday, Sept. 26; Sean Murphy’s 1Breath Quartet Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Celtic Crossing 903 S. COOPER 274-5151

Jeremy Stanfill and Joshua Cosby Sundays, 6-9 p.m.; Candy Company Mondays.

The Cove 2559 BROAD 730-0719

Ed Finney and the U of M Jazz Quartet Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Bruce Barham’s Blues Kings Friday, Sept. 22, 9:30 p.m.;

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After Dark: Live Music Schedule September 21 - 27 Murphy’s 1589 MADISON 726-4193

Hope Clayburn & the Soul Scrimmage Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 p.m.; Don and Wayde Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m.; Karaoke Wednesdays, 9 p.m.

Rob Black Band EP Release Party with Dinero Muerto Thursday, Sept. 21.

Growlers

Rock Starkaraoke Fridays; Angel Sluts Saturday, Sept. 23; Open Mic with Tiffany Harmon Mondays, 9 p.m.-midnight; Ghost Foot Tuesday, Sept. 26; Caleb Ryan Martin Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Community Center with Grandpa Grew Trees Thursday, Sept. 21, 8-11 p.m.; No Comply with Casiowares & No Love For Lions Friday, Sept. 22, 9-11:45 p.m.; Alex Fraser with Bravado, The Ellie Badge, Empty Atlas Saturday, Sept. 23, 9-11:45 p.m.; Alex Cameron and Guest Sunday, Sept. 24, 8-10:45 p.m.; Crockett Hall Tuesdays with the Midtown Rhythm Section Tuesdays, 9 p.m.; Beer & Band feat. Eastwoods Tuesday, Sept. 26, 9-10 p.m.

Shelby Forest General Store

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School

7729 BENJESTOWN 876-5770

60 N. PERKINS EXT. 537-1483

An Evening with Lily Afshar Friday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

1532 MADISON 726-0906

Huey’s Poplar 4872 POPLAR 682-7729

The Settlers Sunday, Sept. 24, 4-7 p.m.; Five O’Clock Shadow Sunday, Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

South Memphis Stax Museum of American Soul Music 926 E. MCLEMORE 946-2535

The MDs: McLemore Avenue on McLemore Avenue Thursday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m.

Tony Butler Friday, Sept. 22, 6-8 p.m.; Robert Hull Sundays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.; Evening Shade Sunday, Sept. 24, 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Collierville Huey’s Collierville 2130 W. POPLAR 854-4455

The Dantones Sunday, Sept. 24, 8-11:30 p.m.

Brian Johnson Band Sunday, Sept. 24, 2-4 p.m.

Germantown

Huey’s Southwind 7825 WINCHESTER 624-8911

Eddie Harrison and the Shortkuts Sunday, Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Huey’s Germantown 7677 FARMINGTON 318-3034

Bluff City Soul Collective Sunday, Sept. 24, 8-11:30 p.m.; Carson & Brewer Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6-9 p.m.

North Mississippi/ Tunica The Crossing Bar & Grill 7281 HACKS CROSS, OLIVE BRANCH, MS 662-893-6242

Karaoke with Buddha Tuesdays, Thursdays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Dantone Band Friday, Sept. 22, 6:30-11:30 p.m.

Huey’s Midtown 1927 MADISON 726-4372

The Fillin Station

RJ Mishco and the Hash Brown Blues Band Sunday, Sept. 24, 4-7 p.m.; The Chaulkies Sunday, Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

4840 VENTURE DR., SOUTHAVEN, MS 662-510-5423

Brian Johnson Band Friday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Java Cabana

Hollywood Casino

2170 YOUNG 272-7210

1150 CASINO STRIP RESORT, TUNICA, MS 662-357-7700

Jeff Ruby Friday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Live Entertainment Fridays, Saturdays, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Lafayette’s Music Room 2119 MADISON 207-5097

Southern Avenue Thursday, Sept. 21, 7-8:30 p.m.; Memphis Renaissance: Going on From Here Friday, Sept. 22, 7-8:30 p.m.; DeeDee Bridgewater Saturday, Sept. 23, 7-8:30 p.m.; Rhodes Night at the Levitt Shell featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater Saturday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.; Dirty Dozen Brass Band Sunday, Sept. 24, 7-8:30 p.m.

Shake Rag Bar 8902 RANKIN BRANCH 876-5255

1801 EXETER 751-7500

High Waisted, the Coax, China Gate, Harlan Thursday, Sept. 21, 9 p.m.; “Gimme Shelter” Rolling Stones Tribute Friday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m.; Louise Page EP Release with Magnolia and Strong Martian Friday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m.; The Melvins, Spotlights Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m.; American Aquarium Sunday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m.; Marisol, Robert Traxler, Mike Honeycutt, Disco Volante Monday, Sept. 25, 8 p.m.; Throw the Fight, Glass Houses, Deadships Tuesday, Sept. 26, 8 p.m.

Levitt Shell

Massimo Bevlacqua, Guy Venable, 12 String Tom Sunday, Sept. 24.

The Rippingtons Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m.

Hi-Tone

OVERTON PARK 272-2722

6748 OLD MILLINGTON 873-4114

Germantown Performing Arts Center

412-414 N. CLEVELAND 278-TONE

Scott & Vanessa Sudbury Thursday, Sept. 21, 6 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 25, 6 p.m.; The Spazmatics Thursday, Sept. 21, 9 p.m.; Brennan Villines Friday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.; Aquanet Friday, Sept. 22, 10 p.m.; Loveland Duren Saturday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.; Johnny Mac Saturday, Sept. 23, 3 p.m.; The Michael Brothers Saturday, Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m.; Miles Flatt Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 p.m.; Joe Restivo 4 Sunday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.; Jeffrey & the Pacemakers Sunday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m.; John Angotti Sunday, Sept. 24, 8 p.m.; Patty Harper & Faultline Wednesday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m.

Old Millington Winery

Huey’s Southaven 7090 MALCO, SOUTHAVEN, MS 662-349-7097

Young Petty Thieves Sunday, Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

Wild Bill’s 1580 VOLLINTINE 207-3975

The Wild Bill’s Band Fridays, Saturdays, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.

Young Avenue Deli

2119 YOUNG 278-0034

Grandpa Grew Trees Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 p.m.

University of Memphis The Bluff 535 S. HIGHLAND

DJ Ben Murray Thursdays, 10 p.m.; Jay Storm Project Friday, Sept. 22, 10 p.m.; Josh Phillips Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 p.m.; Bluegrass Brunch with the River Bluff Clan Sundays, 11 a.m.

Poplar/I-240 Neil’s Music Room 5727 QUINCE 682-2300

Jack Rowell’s Celebrity Jam Thursdays, 8 p.m.; Rant Band Friday, Sept. 22, 7-11 p.m.; Eddie Smith Fridays, 8 p.m.; No Hit Wonders Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m.; A Benefit for Carol Sappington Sunday, Sept. 24, 3-9 p.m.; Eddie Harrison Mondays, 6-10 p.m.; Debbie Jamison & Friends Tuesdays, 6-10 p.m.; Elmo and the Shades Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Arlington/Eads/ Oakland/Lakeland BoltonPalooza 7042 BRUNSWICK ROAD

Watermelon Slim, Massimo Bevilacqua, Driftwood Ramblers, and more Sunday, Sept. 24, 4-11 p.m.

Bartlett RockHouse Live 5709 RALEIGH-LAGRANGE 386-7222

Live Bands Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Open Mic Mondays Mondays, 8 p.m.-midnight; Live Music Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Tony’s Trophy Room

Tunica Roadhouse

929 W. POPLAR 457-7134

1107 CASINO CENTER, TUNICA, MS 662-363-4900

Brian Johnson Band Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 p.m.-midnight.

Live Music Fridays, Saturdays.

Cordova

Raleigh

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1771 N. GERMANTOWN PKWY. 754-3885

2951 CELA 382-1576

Short-In-The-Sleeve Sunday, Sept. 24, 8:30 p.m.-midnight; Gerry Finney Tuesday, Sept. 26, 6-9 p.m.

Frayser/Millington Huey’s Millington 8570 US 51 NORTH,

Memphis All Stars Sunday, Sept. 24, 8-11:30 p.m.

Blues Jam hosted by Brad Webb Thursdays, 7-11 p.m.; The Bar Misfits Friday, Sept. 22, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.; Open Mic Night and Steak Night Tuesdays, 6 p.m.midnight.

West Memphis Southland Park 1550 N. INGRAM, WEST MEMPHIS, AR 800-467-6182

Live Music Fridays, Saturdays, 10 p.m.; Live Band Karaoke Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

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Harrell Performing Arts Theatre

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the Musical, given a dazzling coat of many colors by his father Jacob, Joseph’s brothers take him to Egypt and sell him into a life of slavery. A talent for interpreting dreams is a ticket to a better life. www.colliervilleartscouncil.org. $12-$20. Fri., Sat., 7 p.m., and Sun., 2:30 p.m. Through Sept. 24. 440 POWELL, COLLIERVILLE (853-3228).

Hattiloo Theatre

Fetch Clay, Make Man, inspired by the actual friendship between Muhammad Ali and Hollywood actor Stepin Fetchit, the play explores how each dealt with being a black public figure shaping identity in the face of outside forces. www.hattiloo.org. $26-$30. Sundays, 3 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 15. 37 S. COOPER (502-3486).

The Orpheum

The King and I, www. orpheum-memphis.com. $25. Thurs., Sept. 21, 7:30-10 p.m., Fri., Sept. 22, 8-10 p.m., Sat., Sept. 23, 2-4 & 8-10 p.m., and Sun., Sept. 24, 1-4 & 6:30-10 p.m. Hansel & Gretel, rock musical upgrades the classic Grimm Brothers tale. www.orpheum-memphis.com. $15-$20. Tues., Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. 203 S. MAIN (525-3000).

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12 Angry Jurors, blistering character study of the American melting pot centered around the U.S. judicial system. Story of a single juror holding the rest of the jury from a guilty verdict in a patricide trial. www.theatrememphis.org. $25. Thursdays, Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m. Through Oct. 1. 630 PERKINS EXT. (682-8323).

Universal Parenting Place

PlayBack Memphis, bringing stories to life in a safe space to unlock healing, transformation, and joy. Families welcome. (207-3694), Free. Third Thursday of every month, 4:30-6 p.m. LEMOYNE-OWEN COLLEGE, 990 COLLEGE PARK.

A R T I ST R E C E PT I O N S

Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School Opening reception for “At Peace: Nature’s Calming Presence,” exhibition of landscapes by Ian Hendry. www.buckmanartscenter. com. Fri., Sept. 22, 5-7 p.m. 60 N. PERKINS EXT. (537-1483).

Crosstown Arts

Artist reception for Gonerfest 14, exhibition of mural painting on the Moonpie Project wall for kick-off to Gonerfest 14. Featuring Peelander Yellow of the band Peelander-Z. www.crosstownarts. org. Wed., Sept. 27, 5-8 p.m. 430 N. CLEVELAND (507-8030).

Eclectic Eye

Opening reception for “Immeasurably More,” exhibition of photography by Rachel Rieves. www.eclectic-eye.com. Fri., Sept. 22, 6-8 p.m. 242 S. COOPER (276-3937).

Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Memphis

Opening reception for Sally Heller, exhibition of large scale installations out of everyday matter. These improbable landscapes, made of artificial debris, reflect the chaotic state of mass market culture, nature, and consumerism. (6783052), Fri., Sept. 22, 5-7 p.m. 3715 CENTRAL.

Metal Museum

Opening reception and gallery talk for Master Metalsmith: David Secrest, exhibition by sculptor and blacksmith well known for his incorporation of textures and patterns in forged iron, fabricated steel and bronze sculptures, and furniture. www.metalmuseum.org. Fri., Sept. 22, 5 p.m. 374 METAL MUSEUM DR. (774-6380).

Lottie Nash Wade Symposium at Memphis Theology Seminary Playhouse on the Square

Opening reception for “I’m Truly Sorry for Your Loss & Other Pleasantries,” exhibition of new work by Kristen Rambo. www.mca.edu. Fri., Sept. 22, 5-7 p.m.

days-Fridays, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CROSSTOWN CONCOURSE (FORMERLY SEARS CROSSTOWN), N. CLEVELAND AT NORTH PARKWAY, WWW.CROSSTOWNARTS.ORG.

Treasures in the Ozarks

Handcraft artisans art-and-craft show in Hardy, AR. For more information, visit website. Sat.-Sun., Sept. 23-24.

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Currently accepting submissions for the fall 2017 competition organized by graduates from the MFA program of the University of Memphis to encourage at-risk teens to write and affirm their literary voices. For more information, visit website or email cagedbirds901@ gmail.com. Through Nov. 15. WWW.CAGEDBIRDSWRITINGCONTEST. WORDPRESS.COM.

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Art Museum at the University of Memphis (AMUM)

“The Quick and the Dead,” exhibition of drawings and obituaries by Chris Honeysuckle Ellis. Through Sept. 23. “Stopping in Memphis,” exhibition of work by Justin Bowles, Alan Duckworth, Meredith Olinger, Alex Paulus, Esther Ruiz, Jared Small, and Jill Wissmiller. www.memphis.edu/ amum. Through Sept. 23. “Africa: Art of a Continent,” permanent exhibition of African art from the Martha and Robert Fogelman collection. Ongoing.

For individuals interested in learning more about the connection of faith and art. Free with registration. Fri., Sept. 22, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

142 COMMUNICATION & FINE ARTS BUILDING (678-2224).

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“Chinese Symbols in Art,” ancient Chinese pottery and bronze. www. belzmuseum.org. Ongoing.

Moth Variety Hour “Tragic Kingdom” No Doubt Tribute Show

Variety show featuring drag, comedy, art, and more hosted by Moth. $5. Wed., Sept. 27, 9-11 p.m. GROWLERS, 1911 POPLAR (244-7904).

“Stargazer Garden” Flower-Folding

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Buckman Arts Center at St. Mary’s School “At Peace: Nature’s Calming Presence,” exhibition of landscapes by Ian Hendry. www.buckmanartscenter.com. Sept. 22-Oct. 30. 60 N. PERKINS EXT. (537-1483).

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and book signing in the lobby of the bookstore. Mon., Sept. 25, 4:30 p.m.

The Dixon Gallery & Gardens

“Fidencio Fifield-Perez and Vanessa González: Location, Location, Location,” exhibition of work utilizing maps to open up discussions on migration and ceramic and installation work processing the challenges of immigration. www.dixon. org. Through Sept. 24. “Edward Giobbi: An Artist Comes to Memphis,” exhibition of works influenced by Italian Renaissance masterpieces by one of the founding trustees of the Hugo Dixon Foundation (which formed the Dixon Gallery and Gardens). www.dixon. org. Through Sept. 24. “Power and Piety: Spanish Colonial Art,” exhibition of paintings, sculptures, religious objects, and decorative art from the 17th through 19th centuries influenced by Spanish Colonial Caribbean. www.dixon.org. Through Sept. 24. “Made in Dixon,” exhibition showcasing the colorful and joy-filled artwork created by artists of all ages in the Dixon’s educational programs. www. dixon.org. Ongoing. 4339 PARK (761-5250).

Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art, University of Memphis

“There May Be No Before at All,” exhibition of selected moving image work by an interna-

RHODES COLLEGE WEST CAMPUS, 613 UNIVERSITY (843-3775), WWW.RHODES.EDU.

Booksigning by Kristi Bradley, Robert J. Krog, & Wes Yahola

Authors discuss and sign books. During this event all Dark Oak Press books and all used/vintage books will be 20 percent off. Sat., Sept. 23, 4-6 p.m. TWO RIVERS BOOK STORE, 2171 YOUNG (630-8088).

LECT U R E /S P EA K E R tional roster of artists exploring physical transgression, gender expression, the death drive, and the archive. (678-2216), www. memphis.edu. Through Oct. 27. 3715 CENTRAL.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

“By the Book: A Tribute to Dolph Smith,” exhibit focusing on Dolph Smith’s artist notebooks, featuring six on display. Also includes the work of 11 artists who have worked with Smith. Through Nov. 26. “About Face,” exhibition located in the Education Gallery highlighting the different ways artists interpret the connection between emotion and expression. www.brooksmuseum.org. Ongoing. “Drawing Memory: Essence of

Memphis,” exhibition of works inspired by nsibidi, a sacred means of communication among male secret societies in southeastern Nigeria by Victor Ekpuk. www.brooksmuseum. org. Ongoing. 1934 POPLAR (544-6209).

Metal Museum

“Cascadian Lines,” exhibition of works by Christopher Gerber in the Museum Store. www.metalmuseum.org. Through Nov. 12. Master Metalsmith: David Secrest, exhibition by sculptor and blacksmith well known for his incorporation of textures and patterns in forged iron, fabricated steel and bronze sculptures, and furniture. www.metalmuseum. org. Through Dec. 31. “With Love, From Brent,” exhibition of nearly 200 pieces of jew-

elry alongside cards and letters drawn and written by L. Brent Kington. www.metalmuseum. org. Through Oct. 15.

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“Images of Africa Before & After the Middle Passage,” exhibition of photography by Jeff and Shaakira Edison. Ongoing. 826 N. SECOND (527-3427).

WKNO Studio

“Score: A Twenty Year Retrospective,” exhibition of paintings by Garen Shrader. www.wkno.org. Free. Through Sept. 29. 7151 CHERRY FARMS (458-2521).

OPERA

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Check Opera Memphis website for pop-up opera events in Memphis and the Mid-South. Through Sept. 30. VARIOUS LOCATIONS, SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION, WWW. OPERAMEMPHIS.ORG.

“Energy & Climate Change”

Wed., Sept. 27, 5:45-8 p.m. BENJAMIN L. HOOKS CENTRAL LIBRARY, 3030 POPLAR (415-2700).

“What is the Memphis Sand Aquifer and Why It’s Worth Fighting For” Presentation will cover the history, geology, and threats to the Memphis Sand Aquifer today and in the future. Q&A to follow. Free. Sun., Sept. 24, 1:30-3 p.m. BENJAMIN L. HOOKS CENTRAL LIBRARY, 3030 POPLAR (496-5349).

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Hispanic Film Festival

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. All movies in Spanish with English subtitles at the University Center Theater by Department of World Languages and Literatures. Free. Through Oct. 9, 7-9 p.m.

Collierville Brewfest

Live music, food samples, and fun zone benefiting LeBonheur Children’s Hospital. 21plus, $45. Sat., Sept. 23, 4-7 p.m.

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Sci-fi, horror, and fantasy film fest featuring over 40 independent local, domestic, and international films. $18-$45. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 22-24.

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Memphis Japan Festival

Celebrates the history, culture, and people of Japan featuring tours of the Japanese garden, Japanese music and dance, martial arts demonstrations, a roving Japan Candyman, and more. $5. Sun., Sept. 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. MEMPHIS BOTANIC GARDEN, 750 CHERRY (636-4100), WWW.MEMPHISJAPANFESTIVAL.ORG.

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SLICE OF LIFE born, Perry went to work as a teacher’s assistant at Jefferson Elementary. She also studied computer science at night at a technical school. She later became a secretary at Jefferson, where she remained for three years before moving to Oakland Elementary, where she worked as a secretary for 31 years. Perry got into desserts after her children began volunteering her to make cupcakes. “I made pies for the teachers.”

She became known for her pies when she went to work 30 years ago at The Hut in Somerville. She became known for her pies when she went to work 30 years ago at The Hut in Somerville. Her dad, who did the barbecue, asked her if she would make pies at the restaurant during her summer vacation. She ended up staying at The Hut. “They always just called me ‘The Pie Lady.’ At school, this lady who worked in the office with me made me a bunch of cards with ‘Pie Lady’ on it.” Perry left The Hut about 10 years

ago after she was offered a job at Bozo’s. She makes pies two days a week. Perry, who still works for the school system, says, “I just monitor on the school bus. Sit down and look at the children.” She also cooks once a month for her AARP meeting. She recently prepared chicken salad, which she served with potato chips, lettuce, and tomatoes. Perry still makes an occasional pie at home. “Well, there’s not that many people at my house to eat pie. So, most of the time when I make it at home, I’m making it for a neighbor or somebody.” She also cooks for her six grandchildren. Her 14-year-old will enter her kitchen and say, “Whatcha cookin’, Gran?” They love her spaghetti and chili, she says. What’s the most difficult pie to make? “Well, if you don’t really know what you’re doing, the caramel pie would be a difficult one for you because your milk and your sugar have to be the same temperature to keep the caramelized sugar from curdling.” Perry forgot to add sugar the first time she made caramel pie. She threw it out because it was too bitter. But, she says, “It was so beautiful.” Bozo’s Hot Pit Bar-B-Q, 342 US-70 in Mason, Tennessee; 294-3400

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Bitter Memories A trip to the U.K. sparks thoughts about ESBs.

Cotton Brewing makes a great one, which they call “ESB,” because they are sensible and kind. It is a deep golden beer with medium hops balanced with malt and not terribly carbonated. With a 6 percent ABV, it’s stronger than a lot of pilsners, but it isn’t going to knock you off your barstool. As far as food pairings, the ESB plays well with others — from pub grub, to good cheese, and on up the foodie chain. Here is where that balance really comes into play: It complements your food; it doesn’t fight it. High Cotton’s ESB is available around town, but if you choose to prop up that fine copper bar at Second Line, you can pair it with almost anything without a fear of a misfire. Fried chicken livers, yes; the braised chicken thigh Verno, hard to miss; the oyster po-boy, well, obviously.

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If you have an unrealistically high opinion of your own cooking and want to have an ESB at home, you’ve got a couple of good options: There is High Cotton, of course, but Hattiesburg’s own Southern Prohibition Brewing also makes a great Jack the Sipper ESB in a slightly more dramatic can. Worth a search. As I sat at the bar taking this bitter trip down memory lane, I thought I’d date myself with the story of some deranged Brit bent out of shape about Uncle Sam poking Libya in the eye over something or other. Since then, that has become something of a timeless move for the U.S., so maybe not. And while I can’t be sure, I swear I ran into the same lady years later, between the first Gulf War and its sequel. Neither her opinions nor her breath had improved much.

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was 17 the first time I had my first really interesting beer. At the time, you either had to go to California for interesting brew or hop the pond to Europe. In my case, I found myself in the U.K. at a place called the Black Lion. The interesting beer in question was a Tetley’s Bitter. It was one of those “Wow!” moments — and not because the legal drinking age in Britain was 16, so I didn’t have to skirt a felony every time I wanted to hoist one. It was because, for the first time, I drank a beer that was something more than an alcohol delivery system for a spirited half-wit. I’d been told that everything in Europe was small, but not this beer. It was the first time I’d seen a proper 16-ounce pint. Thinking about those dinky 12-ounce mugs we had back home, I thought, “Mmmm. More.” I had also been given to understand that all the clever people had cleared out of Britain. But that glorious Tetley bitter was an eye-opener. Tetley is “artisanal” in no one’s book, but if this was the way the Brits did garden variety, mass-market beer, they must be interesting people. Sure, the Boston Massacre was a bit off-sides, but the Brits couldn’t be all bad. Being my first time out of the country, I was soon to discover that Britain was full of interesting things: like the accepted global etiquette of having complete strangers start bitching at me about American foreign policy. But that’s another story. The “bitter” is a little misleading to Americans (or it was to me). It’s basically what the Brits call a Pale Ale. It’s got some hops, but a lot less than the average IPA. The style is called different things in the U.K., but over here it’s simply known as Extra Special Bitter (ESB). In a lot of ways, the ESB is the perfect beer for making the diplomatic leap from domestic to foreign affairs. It is interesting without being overwhelming. I would say the opposite about that lady in mismatched tweeds who tried to beat me up about Libya. Fortunately, you don’t have to go quite so far for an ESB these days. High

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time-traveling murder mystery, a house full of vampires, and a blind date with a demon. Those are just a few of the scenarios in store when the 2017 Unreal Film Festival hits Studio on the Square this weekend. The sixth annual festival highlights science fiction, horror, and fantasy films from outside the Hollywood studio system. If you need a breath of fresh air after yet another Marvel superhero sequel, this festival has plenty of alternatives: six feature films and more than 30 short films from all over the globe, including eight films shot here in Memphis. “One of the main focuses of the festival is to bring genre films from all over the world that you normally would not be able to see in Memphis,” says festival director Cain Winstead. “The Unreal Film Festival is our way of bringing these independent movies to Memphis while also proving that we are a viable market for independent genre releases. Our other big focus is to promote our local genre artists. We believe that Memphis filmmakers can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with filmmakers all over the world.” This is Winstead’s first year as director of the festival, and he has been using his time to connect with the Mid-South fandom community. “This is the first year we were able to promote the festival at the Cooper-Young Festival, and the response we got from the attendees was enormous,” he says.“We were really able to reach an audience we had not been able to previously, and the reaction was overwhelm-

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I want to take this opportunity to talk about something that’s not often discussed. It’s kind of taboo in some circles, and often avoided in most. However, it’s real and it needs to be talked about. It’s something that impacts nearly 40,000 people of all skin colors, ages, genders, classes, and income levels each year in this country. The “it” I’m talking about is suicide. September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. It’s designed to help erase the stigma, shame, and hopelessness that surrounds mental illnesses and suicide. It’s for people to share their stories and their proven resources. It’s an important month because 40,000 lives lost is a lot in a year’s time — especially when those deaths could have been prevented. Statistics show that the bulk of suicide victims suffer from depression, which according to the American Psychiatric Association, is defined as a serious mental illness that affects 16 percent of the population at one point or another in their lives and 14.8 million Americans yearly. And while research shows that over 80 percent of people who seek help for depression are able to be successfully treated and, therefore, live a seemingly normal life, only half of the said 14.8 million Americans seek help. If you or I had a physical ailment and had the means to get medical treatment, I don’t think we’d think twice about seeing a doctor. And if we were to beat whatever the illness was, I don’t think we’d hesitate to share our story either. There’s a stigma attached to mental illnesses, but it’s time it was broken down, because why should those who suffer from depression or any other mental illness hide from their truth? We’re cognizant and alarmed by violence and low wages and racism and more — which we definitely should be — but I think it’s time we became aware and sympathetic to the fact that about 105 Americans die by suicide every day (according to the Centers for Disease Control). That is not okay. And it can be changed. Suicide, depression, and other mental illnesses might be foreign subjects for some, but for others they’re all too familiar. It’s the reality that we must face and overcome every day, sometimes more than once a day, for months, or even years. And that’s why it has to be talked about and normalized. I was diagnosed with clinical depression my freshman year in college. Even surrounded by others, I felt loneliness, coupled with unwarranted sadness. Thinking it would never end, I felt helpless. After a while, I reached a low point when I thought ending my life seemed like a promising option. But I’m still here. I’m not a statistic. I got help. And you can too. There are options and resources out there. There are counselors who offer talk therapy — 106,500 in the U.S. to be exact. There are psychiatrists who can provide medicine to make life more manageable. There are free public support groups like Suicide Anonymous, which meets in Memphis every Sunday evening at Hope Presbyterian Church. In crisis, there are hotlines, like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is open 24/7 to give free, confidential support to callers. If you seek one or more of these options, you’re not crazy, and you’re not alone. You’d be one of the brave people who are doing it every day, maybe in silence but nevertheless, taking the steps to fight a hard battle and live a healthy life. So what can the other 84 percent of the population who have never experienced depression or any other mental illness take away from this? I say we should all consider the old saying: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. Just love your neighbor, y’all. It’s hard. I know. Literally speaking, your neighbor might be the slob who lets their trash overflow into your yard, or figuratively speaking, your neighbor could be the barefoot, homeless man you pass on the corner every day on the way to work. Whoever your neighbor is, love them and love them well. Acknowledge them, empathize with them, and stand with them, for we never know what they might be going through. And we never know what a lending hand in their direction could mean. And If you’re depressed, seek help. If you think you’re alone, you’re not. If you’re suicidal, don’t give up. Your story isn’t finished. Maya Smith is a Flyer staff writer.

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9/20: MoneyBagg Yo Birthday Bash 9/27: Laughs for Relief w/ Gary Owen, Funnymaine & Gene Harding 9/28: Marshall Tucker Band Methodist Healthcare Fundraiser 10/3: Portugal. The Man w/ Lido & Maybird 10/4: Lecrae 10/7: Judah & The Lion w/ The Academic 10/13: Maren Morris w/ Ryan Hurd 10/18: Spoon w/ Mondo Cozmo 11/11: 112 & Avant 11/28: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox 12/16: Lucero Family Christmas

Est. 1942

Celebrating 75 Years

UPCOMING: Fri Sept 22 - Daisyland 2nd Anniversary w/ Adventure Club Sat Sept 23 - Andy Mineo w/ Social Club Misfits, Wordsplayed Sun Sept 24 - Tank SOLD OUT Tues Sept 26 - ZZ Ward Mon Oct 2 - Falling In Reverse / All That Remains Tue Oct 3 - Morgan James Wed Oct 4 - Blue October Fri Oct 6 - Downtown Live: World Wine and Jazz w/ Paul Taylor and Vincent Ingala Sat Oct 7- WellRED Comedy Tour LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE Sat Oct 7 (11pm) Daisyland w/ Riot Ten Fri Oct 13 - Daisyland w/ Space Jesus Sat Oct 21- Yngwie Malmsteen Thu Oct 26 - Highly Suspect LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE Fri Oct 27 - Daley Sat Oct 28 - Alice in Daisyland: Halloween w/ The Crystal Method Fri Nov 3 - Daisyland w/ Borgore Sat Nov 4 - Issues Mon Nov 6 - Cannibal Corpse Fri Nov 10 - Just Announced: The Jesus and Mary Chain LIMITED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE Sat Nov 18 - Daisyland w/ Slander Sun Nov 26 Poptone Wed Nov 29 - Hollywood Undead Tue Dec 5 - Daisyland w/ Snails Mon Dec 11 - Kamasi Washington Sat Dec 16 - Daisyland w/ Figure and Midnight Tyrannosaurus Sat Mar 3 - Just Announced: Beth Hart NEW DAISY THEATRE | 330 Beale St Memphis 901.525.8981 • Advance Tickets available at NewDaisy.com and Box Office

MURPHY’S Pool Table • Darts • WI-FI • Digital Jukebox Visit our website for live music listings or check the AfterDark section of this Memphis Flyer KITCHEN OPEN LATE, OPEN FOR LUNCH! 1589 Madison • 726-4193 www.murphysmemphis.com

YOUNGAVENUEDELI.COM 2119 Young Ave • 278-0034

9/20: $3 Pint Night! 9/21: Memphis Trivia League! 9/23: Grandpa Grew Trees 9/30: Dedsa Kitchen Open Late! Now Delivering All Day! 278-0034 (limited delivery area)

1884 LOUNGE

10/1: Rainbow Kitten Surprise w/ Elliot Root 10/5: Perfume Genius 10/13: Nosaj Thing w/ Cleopold 11/4: The Nth Power w/ Ghost-Note & MonoNeon 11/9: Backup Planet 11/17: CBDB 12/1: Julien Baker

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Coco & Lola’s

MidTown Lingerie Tailgate and show YOUR Lace! www.cocoandlolas.com

Finest lace - Coolest place 710 S. Cox|901-425-5912|Mon-Sat 11:30-7:00

TUT-UNCOMMON ANTIQUES 421 N. Watkins St. 278-8965 1500 sq. ft. of Vintage & Antique Jewelry. Retro Furniture and Accessories. Original Paintings, Sculpture, Pottery, Art & Antiques. We are the only store in the Mid-South that replaces stones in costume jewelry.

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#SLIMHOUSE PRESENTS... LIVE FROM MELVIN’S BACKYARD FALL MUSIC SERIES Sept 23: Cherisse Scott Sept 30: Nick Black FREE ADMISSION. 7-9PM. 1130 COLLEGE ST, SOULSVILLE USA MEMPHISSLIMHOUSE.COM

FINDING GOD...FINDING HEALTH You’re invited to a free, live webinar with:

Michelle Nanouche, CSB

Sat, Sept 23 at 2:00 PM CDT Type into your web browser to register: tinyurl.com/y9zsdhh9 or, go to: www.Christiansciencenashville.org Sponsored by: The Christian Science Churches of Tennessee. This webinar will be available for viewing up to 3 months after the initial viewing date.

PRESSURE WASHING Patios, Siding, Decks, Sidewalks, Driveways, Fences ans More!

Call or text Steve 901-277-2442 MEMPHIS MADE BREWING Taproom hours:

Mon 4 - 7 p.m., Thurs & Fri 4 - 10 p.m., Sat 1 - 10 p.m., Sun 1 - 7 p.m.

768 S. Cooper • 901.207.5343 FREE BREWERY TOURS 4 P.M. SATURDAY & SUNDAY

GONER RECORDS New/ Used LPs, 45s & CDs. We Buy Records! 2152 Young Ave 901-722-0095

The Coach House @ Loflin Yard

loflinyard.com • 7 W. Carolina Ave • 249-3046

I Buy Old Windup Phonographs & Records

Esp. on labels: Gennett, Paramount, Vocalion, QRS, Superior, Supertone, Champion, OKeh, Perfect, Romeo, Sun, Meteor, Flip; many others. Also large quantities of older 45’s. Paul. 901-435-6668

FABULOUS CARPET CARE Steam Clean 3 Rooms For $99. “It’s Thorough, Dries Quickly & Stays Clean Longer - Or It’s Free.” Call 901.282.5306

The Treasures In The Ozarks Arts N Craft Show

will be held within the foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains beside the famous Spring River in Hardy, AR on September 23,24. Saturday hours are 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Our show features handcrafting artisans only from a variety of art & craft genres. A fabulous show in a gorgeous setting, it’s a perfect weekend getaway! Come join us!! facebook.com/treasuresintheozarks

PIERCER WANTED at NO REGRETS TATTOO.

Must have minimum 2 years experience, portfolio, and Tennessee piercing license or a current license in good standing from another state. Please send all resumes to:

NOREGRETSMEMPHIS@GMAIL.COM

CHIP N’ DALE’S ANTIQUES 3457 Summer Avenue Memphis, TN 38122 EVERYTHING ON SALE! Open Tues-Sat | 901-452-5620

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