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New podcasts: The Shangri-La Records Podcast and The Jack Alberson SongStory

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

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New episode: The Heeliocopter Episode with Sean Rowader (Badge 212, General Joystick, F.A. Naes)

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

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New episode: Modifiers Chronicles 2 with Chuck Roast (Suburban Lawns)

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

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New episode: Foundations with Elizabeth Cawein (Music Export Memphis)

Host J.D. Reager is joined by his friend, colleague and a big-time supporter of Memphis music and musicians, Elizabeth Cawein.  Elizabeth talks about her inspiration for founding the non-profit organization Music Export Memphis and it’s mission, working with J.D. on the Rock for Love benefit show and her new side hustles as a DJ and radio host.   Also available

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New episode: Modifiers Chronicles with David Catching (Rancho De La Luna)

Host J.D. Reager acknowledges the birthday of his late friend, bandmate and mentor Bob Holmes before talking to guest David Catching (Rancho De La Luna, Eagles of Death Metal, earthling?, Queens of the Stone Age, Tex & the Horseheads) about his time in Bob’s somewhat notorious, but largely unknown punk rock band the Modifiers.  Plus Dave tells the story of

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New episode: Artist Statement with Zachary Caputo (Ze’ev, ZJC)

Host J.D. Reager talks to his friend, onetime co-worker and Chicago musician and  “sound artist” Zachary Caputo (Ze’ev, ZJC) about a trio of recent projects: Ze’ev’s GTPurp, ZJC’s These Monsters Will Haunt You, and underground rap legend Sharkula’s BBQ Fingaprints.  They also delve in to some deeper topics like struggling with impostor syndrome, the problematic nature of monetizing and elevating

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New episode: Lollapalooza-palooza with Graham Burks, G3 and Jack Alberson

A very special Lollapalooza-themed episode.  Host J.D. Reager tells his story of attending Lollapalooza 1993 at age 14, guests Graham Burks (Perfect Vessels, Pezz, Sweet Knives, Loose Opinions) and his son Graham Burks (the Becomers), A.K.A. “G3,” discuss going to Lollapalooza 2019, and J.D. and returning guest Jack Alberson review the 2020 streaming festival.  Also available on Stitcher, TuneIn, Overcast,

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New episode: On the Bandwagon with Joshua Cosby (Star & Micey)

Host J.D. Reager unveils the finished version of his song, “Waking Life (I’m Wearing Out)” before talking to Memphis songwriter/musician Joshua Cosby from the band Star & Micey.  Joshua tells J.D. about his latest project, the collaborative compilation Bandwagon, the future of Star & Micey and more, and performs a live version of his new song “Figure It Out (Sundance’s

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