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New episode: Mark Edgar Stuart on the Shangri-La Records Podcast

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

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New episode: Hands Down with John Forbes (Mount Shasta, Tijuana Hercules)

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

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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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