Greg Roberson The Crime at Murphy's
Antenna Club reunion
was a guitar smashing
Antenna Reunion 2: Excessive Antenna!
is just around the corner. (Okay, I just made up that name, but wouldn't it be great?) This year Memphis' defunct
The Randy Band
New Mary Jane
, Small Room, Recoil,
Linda Heck & The Train Wreck
Fluorescent Butt Jam
, Distemper, Four Neat Guys, Barking Dog, Sobering Consequences, Soul Capitalist,
, and the
Things are slated to kick off on July 29th with a meet and greet at
the Buccaneer. The bands play on July 30th and 31st at Nocturnal (the Antenna for a night once again) and at The Hi- Tone.
A tribute to Jim Dickinson and Alex Chilton at the 2009 Antenna Reunion
I caught a sneak peek of things to come at
Murphy's a few weeks back when The Crime played a tight, totally satisfying set at Murphy's following a show by the Everyday Parade. It happened to be on the one night I was out without a recording device of some sort. Thankfully Memphis DJ and drummer Greg Roberson was on hand and in the mood to take pictures.
Neon Wheels cover The Randy Band at the 2009 Antenna Reunion
Last year's reunion was an affirming moment for the sunshine-deprived Memphis underground. It marked a full-fledged
return to rock for Linda Heck, who lives on the other side of the state these days, but is in Memphis often playing a lot of different venues.