One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a 16th-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
With a sound that can be likened to that of the ’80s and ’90s — smooth, soulful, and memorable — KrisO delivers show-stopping performances with his ‘round-the-way guy charm and notable vocal range. Performing songs from his EP “Love Levels” and notable R&B classics, KrisO is set to croon his way through the ins, outs, and various levels of love with A Night of R&B. With a mood-setting set by DJ IBJOHNDOE and vocals from Memphis natives Doll McCoy and HarleyQuinn, the night will be one to remember.
Joe Rainey is a Pow Wow singer. On Niineta, he demonstrates his command of the Pow Wow style, descending from Indigenous singing that’s been heard across the waters of what is now called Minnesota for centuries. Depending on the song or the pattern, his voice can celebrate or console, welcome or intimidate, wake you up with a start or lull your babies to sleep. Each note conveys a clear message, no matter the inflection: We’re still here. We were here before you were, and we never left.
In this one of a kind show at The Green Room, Greene and the Rolling Head Orchestra will focus on cinematic set pieces as stand-alone works. Free to stretch out over Greene's compositions, the band, featuring some of Memphis’ finest players, will bring the music to life as never before, blending jazz rhythms and horns with the haunting tones of the Theremin.
Suture is one of the most outstanding neo-noirs of the 1990s. The wealthy and self-assured Vincent (Michael Harris) meets his blue-collar half-brother Clay (Dennis Haysbert) at their father’s funeral, and is struck by their similarity. He decides to murder Clay and take his identity — only Clay survives the assassination attempt with no memory and is mistaken for Vincent.
As a singer/songwriter, Rachel Maxann describes her style as vintage indie-rock and post-modern folklore. Originally from Ohio, Rachel has been deeply influenced by the music culture of every area where she has lived — North Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Memphis.
“In the same show, you’ll hear country influences, blues influences, rock and pop influences, and maybe even some musical theater,” she says.