Unfortunately, due to to technical difficulties the Back to the Light podcast has been postponed this week. . . but fear not, the Shangri-La Records Podcast is here a few days early to save the day! Host and Shangri-La Records alum J.D. Reager talks to store co-owner John Miller about the most recent batch of Record Store Day drops and
Host J.D. Reager talks to Memphis Chef Kelly English, the man behind Restaurant Iris, The Second Line, and Magnolia House (Biloxi, MS) as well as the new owner of Fino’s From the Hill, about his career in the food industry, the difficulties of operating a restaurant during the pandemic, the signature dish he no longer feels affection for and the
Host J.D. Reager talks to his friend, neighbor and Chicago musician/artist John Forbes about his many musical projects, including Phantom 309, Dirt, Mount Shasta and Tijuana Hercules. Along the way they discuss the lasting influence of growing up in the South, recording with Steve Albini and the challenges of releasing new music during a pandemic. Then John plays a couple
Host J.D. Reager briefly touches on some good things going on for Back to the Light before playing the title track off of Rev. John Wilkins’ new release for Goner Records, Trouble. Then Goner co-owner Eric Friedl (Oblivians, True Sons of Thunder) joins the show to discuss the upcoming virtual event Gonerfest 17 and a bunch of new Goner releases.
Back to the Light is proud to be producing two NEW podcasts in addition to the flagship show, please welcome them to the family. Host and Shangri-La Records alum J.D. Reager presents monthly updates about the store, music recommendations from current Shangri-La staffers and exclusive live music performances from our favorite Memphis musicians. Memphis electronic musician Jack Alberson fiercely loves
Host J.D. Reager debuts “the Sunken Road,” a single by Heeliocopter – which is new band featuring himself and Chicago musician Sean Rowader. After the song, J.D. talks to Sean about their collaborative process, his work in the groups Badge 212 and General Joystick, and an unfortunate skateboarding accident that has temporarily upended his life. Then J.D. closes the show
Host J.D. Reager debuts a previously unreleased recording of the Memphis and Los Angeles-based ’80s punk band the Modifiers featuring the rhythm section of the legendary L.A. new wave group Suburban Lawns, Chuck Roast and Vex Billingsgate. Then J.D. and Chuck have a great conversation about playing drums with both groups, the L.A. punk and new wave scene, and the
Host J.D. Reager speaks to one of his all-time favorite people, Mr. Ross Johnson, about his richly lived life in the music business. They discuss his work with Alex Chilton, Tav Falco & Panther Burns, the Modifiers and his new group Turnt, his early life in Little Rock, the pitfalls of alcoholism and more before being derailed by technical difficulties.