Big Star’s only known complete professionally filmed concert is on its way to a release date.
Omnivore Recordings on Nov. 4 is releasing “Big Star: Live in Memphis,” with the package available as a 2-LP set, CD, digital download and DVD. Notes are provided by Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, band producer and Ardent founder John Fry and director Danny Graflund, as well as band members Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow.
The concert was a homecoming Memphis show for the band, with the 20-song set including Big Star classics like “September Gurls” and “The Ballad of El Goodo,” as well as covers from T. Rex, The Kinks and more.
And the price war continues among the ride-sharing services in Memphis.
Lyft is slashing prices on its rides in Memphis by another 10 percent, the company announced Thursday. With a 10 percent price cut in May, plus another 10 percent now, that’s 20 percent off its normal fares for rides in the city.
The impetus is the bare-knuckle brawl in which Lyft is currently engaged with competing ride-sharing service Uber, with both companies intensely focused on the other as they perform nearly identical services.
The Jimmy John’s sandwich chain has disclosed a credit and debit card security breach at some of its locations – but the Memphis locations don’t appear to have been affected.
According to the company, “it appears that customers’ credit and debit card data was compromised after an intruder stole log-in credentials from Jimmy John’s point-of-sale vendor and used these stolen credentials to remotely access the point-of-sale systems at some corporate and franchised locations between June 16, 2014, and September 5, 2014. The security compromise has been contained, and customers can use their credit and debit cards securely at Jimmy John’s stores.”
About 216 stores appear to have been affected, the company said. But none in Memphis were listed on a tally the company released this week.
The massive structure is home to the museum in addition to serving as the train’s arrival and departure point, and about 15,000 people come into and out of the city each year by rail. To celebrate the anniversary, on Oct. 2 the public is invited to attend a free concert by the country band The Grahams in Central Station’s Hudson Ballroom.
Doors open at 7 p.m., with music starting at 7:03. The museum will have special hours to visit the exhibits and gift shop before and after the concert.
Two special rail cars will arrive on Oct. 3 and be open for public display. The Amtrak 7 Car Display Train and the Norfolk Southern Railroad Exhibition Car will be open for viewing at noon that day through 5 p.m.
On Oct. 4, the museum is open free of charge. Visitors can tour the MATA Trolley Barn, listen to guest lecturers at the passenger platform and more. Face painters will be on hand, as well as a balloon artist and food from Double J Bar-B-Q, among other things.