Posts Tagged ‘Memphis’

Garage Rock Passing

January 14, 2010

Jay Reatard. 😦

Memphis Music scene is a little sadder today.. R.I.P. Jay Reatard.

Jay Retard garage punk rocker died at age 29 PDF Print E-mail
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Jay Reatard has died. He was only 29 years old!

Jay Reatard (May 1, 1980 – January 13, 2010) was an American garage punk musician from Memphis, Tennessee. Reatard was signed to Matador Records. He has released recordings as a solo artist and as a member of The Reatards and Lost Sounds.

He was found dead in bed at his home in Midtown, Memphis around 3:30 a.m. on January 13, 2010. A death investigation has been opened by Memphis police. A statement was posted on the website of Goner Records, that Reatard had died in his sleep. Although reports claim there were prescription pill bottles found throughout his home.

Soo sad! RIP!

The Daisy Wheel

July 4, 2009

This new little doc recently appeard in my youtube subscriptions. It’s all about the New Daisy theatere in Memphis on Beale Street. Followers of this blog will be fimiliar with the name.

Located on historic Beale Street, the New Daisy Theater has been the venue for hundreds of great shows from up-and-coming artists who have outgrown small clubs but are not yet ready to fill arenas. The Daisy has also been supportive of local bands, particularly metal and roots rockers, whose grateful fans fill the hall. The New Daisy has hosted sports such as boxing and wrestling, and in 2001 briefly returned to its roots as a movie theater by hosting screenings for the Indie Memphis Film Festival.

And yes, there is an Old Daisy Theater—it’s a historic, century-old venue located right across Beale Street from the New.

Goin’ Down to Mempho’, part 5

June 14, 2009

*warning: Be careful if you go back stage at the New Daisy in Memphis, because “THE STICKY MONSTER’S GONNA EAT YA!!”

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Goin’ Down to Mempho’, part 4

June 13, 2009

Howdy folks! Tuck here, with you again reporting to you this time from the infamous “red room” that is backstage at the ledgendary “New Daisy theater” In Memphis, TN.

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And we take you to Chief Greenbud already on the stage….100_2124-1

Somebody hands Chief a new pair of “CGB” sunglasses while on stage…

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The Chief gives us a message… I bet you can guess what that message is? (more…)

Goin’ Down to Mempho’, part 3

June 11, 2009

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I’ve never seen that shirt look better!!

100_2066-1Here we are right outside in front of the New Daisy Theatre on Beale St. downtown Memphis, TN. That is Suzie, girlfriend of friend Spyder, who was my guide out to the show.

100_2070-1And right at the backstage door Spyder (in white) and I find Chief Greenbud there in the tie-dye…

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Holy crap what’s Taco doing here? Soon I’ll discover many unscheduled guests will appear as the night progresses.

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I’m already hearing a lot of “Hey it’s ‘TuckerMike’“, as I make my way inside, how crazy is that?

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Oh hey look, it’s what’s his face that does that thingy-thing!

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I got to spend some time, also, with Lil’ HollyWood seen here with his buddy Mike.

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I’m introduced to “FDF”. Muck is insisting everybody come out in front of the stage, we will not regret it! … we didn’t regret it!

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ok looks like Chief is coming up onto the stage next. so we’ll have to close this segment for next time here on “RovoluTuck”.

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Goin’ down to Mempho’, part 2

June 10, 2009

Here’s some more Beale Street Pictures, kids..

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Hey look! it’s “you know who”!!!

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And here we are! Legendary and historical The New Daisy Theatre!!

Oh hey, look who is playing!!!

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We’ll take little look backstage, when I come back.