Local Film

Published on February 7th, 2014 | by Newt Rayburn


Meanwhile in Memphis: The Sound of a Revolution

Documentary Feature, 1 hour, 58 Min.
Directed by: Robert Allen Parker & Nan Hackman
Showing at the Oxford Film Festival
Friday, February 7 at 8 pm and Sunday, February 9 at 4 pm

Memphis, Tennessee has a long and varied music history. It would be impossible to sum up the contributions artists from the Bluff City have made to modern music over the years in one film, or perhaps even a handful of films. Luckily for us there have been a couple of good ones in the last two years that have documented some parts of the scene. Hopefully, you saw the film Antenna at last year’s Oxford Film Festival. This year you’ve got to see Meanwhile In Memphis.

This is a well produced, quality documentation that covers bands such as Mudboy & The Neutrons (featuring the late great Jim Dickinson), Tav Falco, The Klitz, Grifters, Monsieur Jeffrey Evans, ‘68 Comeback, The Oblivians, Harlan T. Bobo, Reigning Sound, and more. Memphis Rap artists are also featured including Al Kapone, Gansta Blac, DJ Spanish Fly, and others.

For more film recommendations at the 2014 Oxford Film Festival, please pick up a copy or download The Local Voice #197.

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Horror Movies for the Holidays (by Grant Aaron, from TLV #193)

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About the Author

Newt Rayburn founded THE LOCAL VOICE in 2006. Previously, Newt was Editor of PROFANE EXISTENCE in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Art Director for Ole Miss' LIVING BLUES magazine. Newt won a National Magazine Award in 1999 for his SOUTHERN MUSIC ISSUE with THE OXFORD AMERICAN. A seventh-generation Lafayette County, Mississippian, Newt is perhaps best known as the leader of the Mississippi RocknRoll band THE COOTERS, but he also has the Country & Southern Rock group, HAWGWASH. Newt is a Photographer, Writer, and Civil War Enthusiast.

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