There's no way around it -- this is by far the most difficult contest the KDHX staff has ever had to judge. Nearly 200 amazing entries, and tickets to a show starring Mumford & Sons, Gogol Bordello, Dawes and more were on the line.
Wanna go camping with Mumford & Sons? This summer, the band who sold out The Pageant on their last trip through town are embarking on a pretty unique cross-country concept: six concert dates at strange, hand-picked locales around the US, with the option to camp with other musical pioneers making their way across the fertile summer terrain. And we've got four pairs of passes.
For anyone who was fortunate enough to see British folk-pop band Mumford & Sons play at Off Broadway last year, their second pass through town was also an adrenaline-inducing performance, but on a grander scale. The Grammy-nominated group played to a packed and demographically more diverse audience this go-round at the Pageant.
Last weekend marked my fourth journey to Memphis for the annual Beale Street Music Festival. After severe weather last year canceled nearly half of the scheduled acts, and on the heels of last week's violent storms across the South, we went prepared for anything.