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Saturday, April 6th Saturday, April 13th

Spring Pledge Drive

Venue: WYXR 91.7 FM

From April 6th-13th, the WYXR Pledge Drive gives you a chance to contribute to Memphis' rich musical heritage. Experience unique in-studio performances and collaborations, and amplify your impact with dollar-for-dollar donation matches. Whether you tune in to 91.7FM or make a contribution, seize the opportunity to spread the soulful sounds of our city to listeners globally.


Saturday, April 20th 4-7p

Spring Reverb

Venue: Secret Backyard Location

It's the first-ever WYXR Spring Reverb - a backyard concert fundraiser you won't want to miss! Enjoy live music from Pat Sansone, Greg Cartwright, and Talibah Safiya, drinks from Crosstown Brewing Co. and Rootstock, and bites from Restaurant Iris. All ticket sales directly support WYXR, ensuring we can continue to bring you the best in music and community programming.

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Wednesday, May 8th 6-8p

Stereo Sessions #2: D. Beaver, "Combinations"

Venue: Memphis Listening Lab

D. Beaver, led by keyboardist David Beaver, made a lasting impact with their 1973 album "Combinations." After stints with The Gentrys and Edgewood, Beaver's solo project fused pop, blues rock, and psychedelia. Released under TMI Records, associated with Steve Cropper of Booker T. & The MG's, "Combinations" showcases Beaver's musical range. Tracks like "I Wanna Show You" and "The Wizard Of Menlo Park" highlight his skill in complex arrangements, enriching Memphis' musical legacy.

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Wednesday, June 12th 6-8p

Stereo Sessions #3: The Bar-Kays, “Do You See What I See?”

Venue: Memphis Listening Lab

In 1972, The Bar-Kays released "Do You See What I See?", marking their resilience after a tragic 1967 plane crash. Hailing from Memphis, their blend of rock, funk, and soul shines in tracks like the titular song and "You're the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me." Their influence extends to hip-hop, sampled by artists like Black Sheep and Ice-T. Their backing for icons like Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes highlights their enduring impact on funk and soul.

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Wednesday, July 10th 6-8p

Stereo Sessions #4: Robert Clayborne, "Power To Overcome"

Venue: Memphis Listening Lab

"Power To Overcome" by Robert Clayborne, dropped in 1987, shines as a unique treasure in gospel funk and boogie. Rooted in Memphis music, Clayborne, a seasoned musician and vocalist, merges genres seamlessly. A key figure in The Memphis All-Stars, his impact on the city's music scene is profound. Collaborations with R&B icon Al Green, notably in albums like "I Can't Stop" and "Everything's OK," highlight his versatility.

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Wednesday, August 14th 6-8p

Stereo Sessions #5: Blackout, “Dreamworld"

Venue: Memphis Listening Lab

"Dreamworld" by Blackout has had a profound influence on Memphis rap and beyond. Known for its deep bass, broken hi-hats, and eerie synths, Blackout's production style has inspired future artists drawn to its haunting soundscape. The lo-fi production, capturing a nightmarish ambiance, has become a sought-after signature for many aspiring musicians.

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Wednesday, September 11th 6-8p

Stereo Sessions #6: Sid Selvidge, "Portrait"

Venue: Memphis Listening Lab

Sid Selvidge's 1969 debut album, "Portrait," on Enterprise Records, is a timeless masterpiece in country blues and folk. Hailing from the Mississippi Delta and deeply tied to Memphis, Selvidge embraced an intimate, uncompromising approach to music. His blend of folk and blues, influenced by 1960s coffeehouse anthems and African-American musical traditions, defines his unique sound.

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