River Series: Reigning Sound (Original Lineup) + Robby Grant W/ Dj Hot Tub Eric

Things to do
River Series: Reigning Sound (Original Lineup) + Robby Grant W/ Dj Hot Tub Eric
More Less
River Series: Reigning Sound (Original Lineup) + Robby Grant W/ Dj Hot Tub Eric says
The River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater is a series of public shows at the amphitheater on the campus of the Maria Montessori School. It functions as a fund raiser for the school - bringing people together in an amazing setting on the Mississippi River to see great live music. The event is curated by Goner Records and Shoulder Tap Records and sponsored by Memphis Downtown Commission, Wiseacre Brewing, The Memphis Flyer, Miss Cordelia's, Indie Memphis, Dr. Allison Stiles and Music for Aardvarks.

We ask for a $5 minimum donation per person. There will be beer from Wiseacre Brewing and food from Miss Cordelia's available - proceeds from each will go back to the school. Doors are at 6pm, DJ Hot Tub Eric starts at 6pm, Robby Grant plays at 7pm. Reinging Sound will be on at 8pm.

Greg Cartwright is a modern Memphis music legend. From his days in seminal garage bands the Compulsive Gamblers and the Oblivians, to his production of artists like Mary Weiss and the Detroit Cobras, to his now 15 year run fronting Reinging Sound, Cartwright has been as important as anyone in both championing and growing the Memphis Sound.

Cartwright moved to Asheville, NC in 2004, and shortly after the touring and recording lineup for the band began a series of changes. This will be a rare reformation of the original Memphis lineup, featuring Jeremy Scott, Alex Greene, and Greg Roberson.

"[Greg] Cartwright's songwriting is never less than a joy." - MOJO

"A decade on he treads a familiar path of homespun blues and rock'n'roll, happily unencumbered by musical fashion and with deeply satisfying results." - Observer (UK)

"Garage rockers have rarely aged gracefully. Here's how." - SPIN

Robby Grant, who's former band Big Ass Truck has a high-profile reunion show at the Levitt Shell on June 4, has quietly put together a stellar career with his solo work (as Vending Machine) and with Alicja Trout in Mouserocket.

Here is praise from Bob Mehr on Grant's last album as Vending Machine:

"Recorded over the past three years, Grant's latest packs a remarkable number of ideas and sounds into the brief 20-minute running time, from folktronica to industrial pop to lo-fi roots-rock, all of it played out on a collection toy keyboards, ancient drum machines and effects-laden guitars.

There’s a kind of sadness at the core of the songs. It is, in fact, a breakup record of sorts; Grant has said he intends to say goodbye to the Vending Machine conceit after this album. Let the Little Things Go serves as a perfect swansong then: a low-tech, high-concept journey through Grant’s nimble musical mind." —Bob Mehr COMMERCIAL APPEAL
More Less

By: River Series at the Harbor Town Amphitheater