As part of the Whitney Live series, bands from the Black Rock Coalition (BRC) perform "Memphis Remixed: Experiments with Color Negatives," a tribute to key Figures from the Memphis music scene and direct response to William Eggleston's exhibit featuring his alluring photographs of post-war Southern, white American culture.
Friday, November 21
Soul Cycle (Tribute to Booker T & The MGs)
Friday, November 28
Brazz Tree (Tribute to Otis Redding)
William Eggleston's Whitney retrospective vividly reflects the photographer's
Southern viewpoint - having been born in Memphis and lived on a Mississippi plantation.
The New York Times calls Eggleston "one of our finest living photographers" but the BRC wants to make sure that you know (and hear) that Eggleston's portrayal of the "New South" is a one-sided view.
The Black Rock Coalition is a non-profit, member-supported organization founded to facilitate the development, exposure, and acceptance of Black alternative music and its creators.
Listen to music from Rock 'N' Roll Reparations compilation CD on Black Rock Coalition's MySpace page.
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