TVD Recommends: Shangri-La Records 25th Anniversary Shindig at 1884 Lounge, 11/30

Shangri-La Records is one of Memphis’ most longest running and notable record stores. In the time since its inception at its location in Midtown Memphis, the store has been a cornerstone for local music and rare vinyl finds. It’s been covered by Rolling Stone for the respect and homage it gives to local music legends and shows no signs of slowing down.

Shangri-La will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on November 30 at Minglewood Hall’s 1884 Lounge. The concert will feature The Grifters and Ex-Cult.

The Grifters are a Memphis garage rock act with a history. In the ’90s, they released a string of releases via Doink, Simple Machines, and Sub Pop. Grifters deliver loose garage rock with pseudo-indifference that lets out-of-tune guitar and subtle off-timed  rhythms share space with relentless melodies and catchy guitar licks.

They come out of seclusion on special occasions to play sets. This 25th Anniversary might be their last show for a while, so be sure to make it out.

Ex-Cult wields a grab bag of sharp sounds collected from a number of counter-cultures from the past 40 years. Their sound is as fast and heavy as old-school hardcore, but not afraid to indulge in artistic experimentation like psychedelia or ’90s post-rock. Their music is an unexpected blend of harsh sounds and enigmatic accessibility that will throw you for a loop while still giving you plenty to hold onto.

Last year, they released their self-titled debut produced by the prolific punk juggernaut, Ty Segall. Since then, they’ve worked through tours and have built quite a name for their sound.

Doors open at 9 P.M. Tickets are priced at $10.

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