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New episode: The Idea and the Energy with Sherman Willmott (Memphis Listening Lab, Shangri-La Projects)

Host J.D. Reager talks to Sherman Willmott about the newly opened Memphis Listening Lab and the vast collection of music it houses, the journey from selling Stax bricks at Shangri-La Records to the creation of the Stax Museum, making the professional wrestling documentary Memphis Heat, and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives him.  J.D. also makes a big announcement about a

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New release: Arthhur

Today is the day! Occult Fractures, the new full-length album by Chicago dance-punk trio Arthhur, is out in digital formats and on CD! Get it here: Occult Fractures by Arthhur You can also listen to Occult Fractures on Spotify, Apple Music and all the other streaming services.

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New episode: Spreadsheet Freaks with Mike Fox (Arthhur)

Host J.D. Reager talks to Chicago musician Mike Fox about the origin of the two-H spelling of “Arthhur,” migrating from Ohio to Chicago, the evolution of Arthhur from an indie solo project to a disco-punk trio, the band’s love of Microsoft Excel, making the new album Occult Fractures, returning to live performance, and more. J.D. also spins “Ripped and Dumb”

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Loose Opinions vinyl pre-order!

Back to the Light is pleased to announce that the pre-order for the new Loose Opinions LP Shadow of a Shadow is now live at looseopinions.com! Loose Opinions is the new project of Graham Burks – a talented Memphis musician and songwriter that you may remember from bands like Pezz, Perfect Vessels, Sweet Knives, Small Room, Magic Kids, etc. The

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New episode: Memphis Trip Week One with Ross Johnson, Harry Koniditsiotis (901 Comics) and Brian McCabe (The Hi-Tone)

Host J.D. Reager previews part one of a two-week, action-packed trip to Memphis. First he talks to musician and purveyor of fine collectibles Harry Koniditsiotis about the 5th anniversary celebration for 901 Comics, which J.D. will be a part of on June 5th. Then J.D. presents the world premiere of a new song called “Philanderer,” which features guest lead vocals

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New episode: Recovery with Joshua C. Travis

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician and Back to the Light Records recording artist Joshua C. Travis about their shared history in the Memphis/Jonesboro band Sal Si Puedes, Josh’s various experimental music projects in Jonesboro, how drug addiction derailed and nearly ended his life, and why his path to recovery and return to creativity are intertwined.  J.D. also spins two

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Back to the Light Records Spectacle (and other shows in June)

Back to the Light Records is proud to announce a FREE show/extravaganza in Memphis on Friday, June 11 at Black Lodge Video. Come on out for a night of good music, old friends & flashing lights! To warm up for the big night, Back to the Light founder J.D. Reager is also playing a handful of other shows in Memphis

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New episode: On the Level with Frankie Siragusa (The Posies, theLAB)

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician and producer Frankie Siragusa about his upbringing and education in music, founding theLAB studio in Los Angeles, joining and touring with The Posies, collaborating with The Lickerish Quartet, the inspiration behind his new Beatles tribute album Goodbye My Love, living with social anxiety, and more.  J.D. also spins two solo tunes of Frankie’s: “Amuse”

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