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Memphis Flyer

The Memphis Flyer, first published in 1989, is a free weekly alternative newspaper serving the greater Memphis, Tennessee area.

MTV's Unconventional Amp Takes A Stab At Reinventing Popular Music for the 21st century

Report by Matt Hanks, Memphis Flyer, March 1997

SO YOU'VE HEARD about this new craze that's all the rage with the kids. Although it has yet to produce its first teen idol, 'electronica' ...

Alan Lomax: Outstanding In His Field

Profile by Matt Hanks, Memphis Flyer, July 1997

I AM AN American citizen," he muttered, glaring around. "These Memphis cops call me vagrant, but I'm a musician. These Southern laws don't recognize a ...

Fleetwood Mac Won't Stop

Comment by Matt Hanks, Memphis Flyer, November 1997

IN THE SUMMER of '95, Fleetwood Mac found themselves slogging across the country on a dismal rock-and-roll revival tour, sandwiched between (God help them) REO ...

Isaac Hayes: Who Is the Man? Isaac Hayes

Interview by Matt Hanks, Memphis Flyer, March 1998

IT'S 11:30 A.M. in New York City, nearly lunchtime for most people, but Isaac Hayes sounds like he just rolled out of bed. At first, ...

Andre Williams: Bait and Switch (Norton)

Review by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, August 2001

R & B LEGEND Andre Williams first achieved acclaim the mid-'50s on Detroit's Fortune Records with classics like 'Bacon Fat' and 'Jail Bait' on which ...

Robert Randolph: Sacred Steel… Live

Interview by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, October 2001

Pedal-steel guitar virtuoso Robert Randolph delivers The Word at B.B. King’s. ...

Ryan Adams: Gold

Review by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, November 2001

I FELL IN LOVE with Ryan Adams the moment I first heard his voice. It was in the early fall of ‘97 and I was ...

Roots-Music Renegades: Fat Possum Records

Report and Interview by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, December 2001

With artists Robert Belfour, T-Model Ford, and Hasil Adkins, Fat Possum Records captures the last gasps of a dying art. ...

Lazy Lester: Blues Stop Knockin’

Review by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, January 2002

ONE OF THE LAST of that great fraternity of Excello bluesmen – and a throwback to the days when harp-blowers like Little Walter Jacobs, Jimy ...

The Blackwood Brothers Quartet: The Third Rail of Rock & Roll : Paying Respect To The Greatest Of Gospel Groups

Retrospective by Tom Graves, Memphis Flyer, July 2004

Note: The following article of mine appeared in the July 2 special issue of the Memphis Flyer that celebrated the 50th anniversary of the birth ...

Big Star, Alex Chilton, Jim Dickinson: 40 Years of Ardent

Retrospective and Interview by Andria Lisle, Memphis Flyer, October 2006

The little recording studio on Madison has played a big part in Memphis music history. ...

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