Mempho Music Fest Lineup: Widespread Panic & More

The Tennessee festival launched in 2017 as a way to bring the state’s storied music scene to the Volunteer State’s second largest market with a mix of nationally acclaimed artists and regional favorites. Early Bird and Tier 1 advance price tickets for Mempho Fest 2021 were announced in February and sold out. Tier 2 three-day General Admission tickets are currently on […]

Who Needs an Album? Just Keep Remaking the Song!

“Beat Box,” by the young Florida rapper SpotemGottem — a thunderous, pulsing sneer of a track — was released just over a year ago. It bubbled lightly throughout the summer and fall, and then in December came a remix, “Beat Box 2,” with the rising Memphis star Pooh Shiesty. Not long after, on Dec. 23, a dancer named Junebug posted […]

‘Framing Britney Spears’ Creators Are Making A Doco On Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl “Nipplegate”

The production crew behind the Framing Britney Spears documentary are reportedly working on a new doco, with Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake‘s 2004 Super Bowl half time show performance, which was later dubbed “Nipplegate” due to a “wardrobe malfunction”, at the centre of the doco. Timberlake appeared in Jackson’s half time show as a special guest. At the end of the […]

Leslie Jones to Host 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards

The following night (Monday, May 17), MTV will air the inaugural Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted. The show is billed as “a first-of-its-kind celebration of all things reality television.” Fans can now vote for their favorites across 25 gender-neutral categories including best kiss, breakthrough performance, best show and more by visiting vote.mtv.com through April 30. Executive producers for both the […]

When the Cellos Play, the Cows Come Home

LUND, Denmark — During a recent performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Pezzo Capriccioso,” a handful of audience members leaned forward attentively, their eyes bright, a few encouraging snuffles escaping from the otherwise hushed parterre. Though relative newcomers to classical music, they seemed closely attuned to the eight cellists onstage, raising their heads abruptly as the piece’s languid strains gave way to rapid-fire […]