Gimp Teeth, Murphy’s, Memphis, TN, 2014

Memphis has done did it again; these guys are the truth. Believe the hype and download the demo.

Manateees, Murphy’s, Memphis, TN, 2014

"When he comes at ya, doesn’t seem to be livin’. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah, then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin’ …"

Manateees, Murphy’s, Memphis, TN, 2014

Frantic pounding of percussion plus long hair makes Charlotte a supremely fun subject to photograph.

This is what happens when your timing is slightly off. Boom. Hair explosion.

Golden Pelicans, Murphy’s, Memphis, TN, 2014

What a great night. Everyone came with their A game. When I get the rest of these edited, I’ll have a link to my slideshow on Impose.

Moving Finger, Black Lodge Video, Memphis, TN, 2014

Thelma & The Sleaze, Black Lodge Video, Memphis, TN, 2014

Ross Johnson, The Hi-Tone, Memphis, TN, 2013

I finally took a look at my pictures from the Like Flies On Sherbert Redux show last December and … man I’ve got a daunting task in paring these down to a manageable amount that still tells the story. Looking over at BullyRook’s photos, I know I didn’t manage to catch everyone that walked across that stage that night, but I got a pic of most of them and it’s a considerable amount of Memphis talent and personality. I definitely have my work cut out for me with just selecting the right pics, let alone editing them.

It was truly a wonderful night to be in the River City, one of the best. I’m really glad I was there for it.

Raw McCartney, Murphy’s, Memphis, TN, 2014

The rest of my pics are up over at Impose.

Ex-Cult, Murphy’s, Memphis, TN, 2014

Attention bands: This is how you do it. You take all of that stock sitting in the “potential” section, because it’s not going to move over there, no one even browses over there, and you shift it over to the area labeled “kinetic” ‘cause that’s where the traffic is. You sublime yourself, you skip that boring liquid phase and become a million hyper active particles that bounce off the walls and the crowd and anything and everything until you expand into venue, you fill every nook, every cranny, every inch of negative space until the audience breathes you in. Fuck gold idols, fuck stone statues, the church of rock demands living, breathing, moving gods and every now and then it gets them.

This was easily the best performance I’ve seen Ex-Cult give. If this is the show they’re taking on the road with them, everyone who makes it out to a performance is in for a real treat. I’m really looking forward to the new album, and the corresponding release show, at the end of the month.

The rest of my full color pics from this show are up over at Impose.

John Wesley Coleman, The Hi-Tone, Memphis, TN, 2014