MEANWHILE IN MEMPHIS: The Sound Of A Revolution is a documentary film project about the modern Memphis DIY music community. The power of Memphis music did not stop with Elvis Presley, Otis Redding, BB King, Sun & Stax Records; the REVOLUTION continued. After the music industry left Memphis in the late 70’s, a new Memphis music arose out of the underground with a true independent spirit. This historical anthology reveals Memphis musicians who carried on the city’s independent DIY theme.
The film discusses Memphis luminaries such as Jim Dickinson, Al Kapone, The Grifters, Jay Reatard, Tav Falco, The North Mississippi Allstars, Goner Records, Harlan T Bobo, Alicja Trout, Shangri La Records, Alex Chilton, The Reigning Sound, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, Monsieur Jeffrey Evans, The Oblivians, The Klitz, DJ Spanish Fly, Jack O., Gangsta Blac & many more. The film also includes commentary by Jody Stephens (Big Star), director Craig Brewer (“Black Snake Moan”), Robert Gordon (author of “It Came From Memphis”), director John Michael McCarthy (“Cigarette Girl”), Chris Reyes (Live From Memphis), Sherman Willmott (Shangri La Records), Ross Johnson (Alex Chilton / Tav Falco’s Panther Burns), and others that have been a part of the scene for many many years.
MEANWHILE IN MEMPHIS: The Sound Of A Revolution consists of a feature length movie and a series of short films. The feature length movie will had a world premiere screening at the Indie Memphis Film Festival on november 2, 2013. One of the short films, JIM DICKINSON The Man Behind The Console, will premiere in 2014. This short film and others on subjects, such as the Makeshift Music label and Easley McCain Studio, will appear as extras on the forthcoming MEANWHILE IN MEMPHIS The Sound Of A Revolution dvd, in 2015.