Need to Know, 2/9

Music and concerts and news, oh my!

(sorry, had to)

• Concert announcements!

First off, read the Daily Journal tomorrow to find out who’s coming to the BancorpSouth Arena later this year. I’ve never seen this artist, but I think this will be a really awesome show.

The Lyric Oxford announced Explosions in the Sky on April 1. I caught about half of one of their shows once, and it was really rad.

Speaking of concerts, I enjoyed this Memphis Flyer piece about the little club that could, The Hi-Tone, and its new(ish) owner.

Jack White’s Third Man Records continues to release incredible vinyl. Check out what they’re up to now.

• Fantasia will star in a biopic about Mahalia Jackson.

Hey, want some free tunes?

You can download the gorgeous “Spanish Burn” by the Early Winters FOR FREE – just right click this link.

And, one of my favorite rappers, Izza Kizza, has dropped a new free single about his home state, “Georgia.” It’s available here.