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PyInfamous: Sharing the Struggle

At a time when racial, social, and economic tensions seem to be at an all-time high, Jackson-based hip-hop artist Jason Thompson, who performs as PyInfamous, wants to offer a slightly ...

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Robert Earl Keen

Over the course of his career, Houston-native singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen has built a fan base that follows him no matter which genre he's taking on.

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Troy Shondell

Rock-and-roll vocalist Gary Wayne Schelton, who rose to fame in the '60s under the stage name Troy Shondell, died Thursday, Jan. 7, at a nursing facility in Picayune, Miss., from ...

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Setting up Stonewalls

Since the musicians of rock-and-roll band Stonewalls first became friends while attending Florence High School, they have also worked together as band mates through various incarnations of the group.

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Bigger, Better Hip Hop Awards

After almost two years of planning, Shanel Jones, Lee Vance III and Jaborri Thomas held the first Jackson Hip-Hop Awards at the Alamo Theatre on Farish Street in 2015.

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Tapping into Indie Music Week

For almost a month, when Garrad Lee, a local deejay, show promoter and co-owner of record labels Elegant Trainwreck and Homework Town, spoke with Brad Franklin, the City of Jackson ...

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The Future of ‘Feel Music’

When the Recording Academy announced the Grammy nominees on Dec. 7, 2015, Cedric Burnside's seventh album, "Descendants of Hill Country," made the short list.

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Springfield Strips Down

Long before the start of Rick Springfield's sold-out "Stripped Down Tour" show at the Ameristar Casino in Vicksburg, excited guests formed a line from the entrance of the Bottleneck Blues ...

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Big Sleepy's Saves X-mas

All-ages venue Big Sleepy's will host its inaugural Christmas party on Saturday, Dec. 19, to ring out the year and celebrate some of the bands that made the venue's first ...

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Becoming Echo Victor

Growing up in the small town of Greenville, Miss., Tre Pepper played guitar and bass in various garage bands with friends, booking as many local music gigs as he possibly ...

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The Most Soulful Night of the Year

On the night after Christmas when all the kids are happy and playing with their new toys, adults can have a fun night out in the form of Soulabration 2015, ...

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Experience Mississippi Music

The Iron Horse Grill's "Mississippi Music Experience" museum features life-size representations of Mississippi's music legends, in every genre from blues to rock 'n' roll.

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Once in a ‘Blu Moon’

Mississippi hip-hop fans may be familiar with the wistful flow of rapper Justin Johnson, a Jackson native who performs under the moniker LV Baby, but his latest release, "Blu Moon," ...

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Freedom in Fides

Since the members of psychedelic-indie-rock quartet Fides first met as students at Clinton High School in 2009, they have made it their mission to create music that is serious and ...

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Finding the Lost Puppet Society

Jackson musician Eli Begitta is the sole member of Lost Puppet Society, an indie-electronica project that he admits started from being "the geeky computer kid with too much time on ...


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