Night 2 of Memphis Punk Rock Fest 4 featured ten bands, one smoker, and a community coming together, not once, but twice to support its own.
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It may not be suitable for the cover, but the best quote about Craig Meek’s Memphis Barbecue: A Succulent History of Smoke Sauce and Soul came from the book’s release party.
The night was far younger than we realized. Someone invited us to have a drink at Wild Bill’s, which a local would later call “the last real place in Memphis.”
Janelle Monae capped off the second day of the festival’s Red Stage performances. Covering the concrete half of the park, the Red Stage grounds included the FreeCycle BMX quarter-pipe, the skate park, and most of the other interesting parts of the festival.
By the end of the Unstoppable Death Machines’ show the crowd in the mosh pit had been whirling and flailing for almost an hour. Then one shirtless mosher jumped on the back of another and this happened:
Being surrounded by a “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!” chant slowly filling a quiet concert hall sounds, for lack of a better phrase, damn cool. When you add an echo of the hard biting bassist to your right screaming “D-U-M-B everyone’s accusing me” in front of a Marky Ramone beat, well...