A Memphis Music Road Map: The Modern Era

Part 3: The rap, rock and roots of recent decades

By  and , Daily Memphian Published: May 17, 2019 12:08 AM CT

This year is Memphis' bicentennial, but while there's been Memphis music as long as there's been a Memphis, you can't listen back 200 years. As a result, our three-part Memphis Music Road Map is a de facto centennial of sound. This final installment follows a trail from the lost decade of the '80s, to rap and indie rock of the '90s, the new bands and breakthroughs of the 2000s, and finally, Memphis music now.

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Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.

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