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Rock For Love 6!
Written by Brad   
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Rock for Love 6 is set for Thursday, September 6-9 at the Hi-Tone, Overton Square and the Levitt Shell. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights will be at the Hi-Tone while the day show on Saturday will be at Overton Square. Sunday night will be at the Shell and kick off their fall season.
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 22 February 2012 )
Rock for Love 5!
Written by Jeff   
Friday, 05 August 2011
Rock for Love 5!

Are you ready to Rock for Love? The fifth-annual benefit rock show for the Church Health Center is set for Aug. 18-21 at the Hi-Tone, Shangri-La Records and the Gazebo in Cooper Young.

Bands set to perform include Pezz, Glorie, the Near Reaches, the Perfect Vessels, The Bo-Keys, Star & Micey, Cities Aviv and more. Put on your 1984 Michael Jordan sweat band and meet us there!

And don’t forget to check out the online auction at

Full schedule here! | Rock for Love 5 on Facebook

New Releases!!!!!!!
Written by Brad   
Monday, 11 April 2011

Be sure to check our store for these awesome new Makeshift releases!!!!

It's the spring of debut records here at Makeshift Music:

Holly and the Heathens' self titled debut is available now. She just keeps getting better. So if you liked that first Holly Cole record we put out a while back, you're sure to love this new project.

 The Perfect Vessels also have a strong debut album called "Name Our Own Stars" which is hitting stores tomorrow. You can purchase now from our online store....or (telling you this cuz' we love you) it is available for FREE until tomorrow at

Glorie (self titled) is yet another great debut. This new band has been getting a bunch of local hype, and is starting to get national recognition. It's an all star line up of talented local Memphis musicians, who have played with the likes of the Satyrs, Snowglobe, Cat Power, and Al Green...sorry, had to name drop...we all do it from time to time. This bad boy's coming out May 17th, but you can listen/download now for FREE at


Store/Rock For Love DVD
Written by Brad   
Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Hello friends,

 We just wanted to let ya'll know that we're in the midst of a fairly major site update. So lots of new artists and tunes will be up real soon (we promise). A number of new titles will be available in the store as well, including the Rock For Love concert film (DVD, Laserdisc, VHS, and BETA). 

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In the meantime, go here for info on how to purchase this fine compilation of local artist performances.  All proceeds go towards the Church Health Center. Get your copy now and help support the CHC's wonderful mission to provide care for the working uninsured.


The Muledonkey



Last Updated ( Wednesday, 24 November 2010 )
Upcoming Shows and Releases
Written by Jeremy   
Saturday, 06 November 2010
Hey folks, so we're wrapping up 2010 w/ some exciting shows (see below for details). And we're kickin off 11' with a slew of new records, including local and national release of Glorie's debut record, as well as the national release of Holly and the Memphis Dolls and the Perfect Vessels (both currently available locally). Also, be on the lookout for updates on Makeshift #6 and a new full length from Snowglobe, both of which are currently in the works and may be available in late 2011.
Nov. 20 - Snowglobe and The Colour Revolt @ the Hi Tone
Doors: 9:00 PM
Starts: 10:00 PM
Ages: 18+
Tickets: $10
Nov. 26 - Blair Combest, Holly & the Memphis Dolls, etc. @ Otherlands
Part of the "Girl's Night Out" series of shows. It will be the day after thanksgiving. You'll be stuffed chock full of turkey (or soy/gluten-based products)  and ready to chill to some good acoustic jams. Doors @ 8:00 PM, Starts@ 8:30 PM
Dec. 25th - Snowglobe's annual Christmas show @ the Hi Tone
The full band will be performing it's yearly christmas show at the Hi Tone, which has become a local holiday tradition of sorts. If it gets too packed in the audience, there will be plenty of room on stage to sing, dance, and jump around. Come be a part of the fun!
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 23 November 2010 )
A Weekend of Makeshift Madness
Written by J.D.   
Thursday, 21 October 2010

Hi-oh, peeps.  This weekend, we've got 3 (count 'em) big shows to promote . . . we hope to see y'all out.

1.  Rock for Love DVD/Concert film premiere @ Playhouse on the Square - Friday night (10/22).  Film screens @ 9 pm and features live performances from Snowglobe, Lord T & Eloise, Al Kapone, Magic Kids, the Warble, River City Tanlines and TONS more!  $10 admission includes the screening AND a FREE Playhouse rooftop afterparty from 10-12 featuring live music from Snowglobe, Pezz and the Near Reaches.

2.  Makeshift Music stage @ River Arts Fest - Saturday afternoon (10/23).  Makeshift programmed the main stage for River Arts Fest (FREE, outdoor, family-friendly arts festival in the South Main arts district downtown).  Music runs from 11 am - 6 pm.  Line-up:  Holly Cole, Pezz, Wampa, the Near Reaches, the Limes and River City Tanlines.

3.  Perfect Vessels CD release @ the Hi-Tone - Saturday night (10/23).  The Perfect Vessels will unveil their awesome debut Makeshift Music release, "Name Our Own Stars."  The show also features the Subteens and Tiger Mountain. 


Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 October 2010 )
Rock for Love 4!
Written by J.D.   
Monday, 16 August 2010

Rock for Love 4, our annual benefit concert for the Church Health Center, is set for Aug. 19-21 at the Hi-Tone, 1913 Poplar Ave. There will also be a free day party from Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21 at Shangri-La Records, 1916 Madison Ave.

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Thursday, Aug. 19 at the Hi Tone – $5. 9 p.m. 18+. Star and Micey, Holly Cole and the Memphis Dawls, Teflon Don, the Candy Company. Emcee: Blair Combest.

Friday, Aug. 20 at the Hi Tone – $10. 9 p.m. 18+. The Dirty Streets, the Magic Kids, Glorie, Skewby. Emcee: Ross Johnson.

Saturday, Aug. 21 at Shangri-La – Sounds of Memphis Rock for Love 4 Day Party. FREE. Noon to 5 p.m. All-ages. Amy LaVere, Near Reaches, Oracle and the Mountain, the Burning Sands, Chinese Lanterns

Saturday, Aug. 21 at the Hi Tone. $15. 9 p.m. 18+. Lucero, the Bulletproof Vests, Jeremy Stanfill. Emcee: Al Bell.

Tickets are available online at or at the door if available. Shangri-La will donate 20 percent of store sales from the day party to the Church Health Center and donations will be accepted.

Infolexa is hosting a Rock for Love 4 online auction at . The auction will close at midnight Aug. 21. The Memphis Roller Derby will host a merchandise table with a variety of CDs, T-shirts, records and other merchandise available for purchase, all to benefit the Center. The Hi Tone will also have a beer garden in the back.



Last Updated ( Monday, 16 August 2010 )
Work Song!
Written by Brad   
Sunday, 06 June 2010

Another new Snowglobe Video!

title: Work Song; dir: David Harris; dir photography: Alan Spearman

Snowglobe Music Video - Work Song from holycowboy on Vimeo.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 06 June 2010 )
New Shabbadoo album out NOW!
Written by J.D.   
Saturday, 29 May 2010

Our dear and soon-to-be-departing (the U.S.) friend, Joey Pegram (of Two Way Radio, Paper Plates, 611, Original Cyndi and about a million other bands) recently unveiled his latest masterstroke as Shabbadoo, titled There You Are

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Go get it right now!  Here: .

Also, be advised that the first 50 folks who come out and pay the $5 cover @ the album release show Sun, May 30 @ Nocturnal will recieve a download card good for one FREE download of the entire album.  Come and get it!  

 Shabbadoo album release show
w/ Wampa and J.D. Reager & the CB3
Sunday, May 30 @ Nocturnal
10 pm



Last Updated ( Saturday, 29 May 2010 )
"Screamin' Lil' Queen" (at
Written by Jeremy   
Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Snowglobe - Screamin' Lil' Queen

If the player doesn't appear in your browser, you can view the video at Baeble Music


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 25 May 2010 )
Snowglobe - new record!
Written by Brad   
Monday, 03 May 2010

New Snowglobe album available now!!!

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Snowglobe's 6th release is titled "Little More Lived In." Click the above link to order it directly from Makeshift Music.  It's also available through i-tunes, e-music, limewire, and select record stores.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 May 2010 )
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