Question: How many local
music websites can Memphis possibly support?
Answer: Ummmm ...
From one of the
masterminds behind the gloriously "rocking"
MemphisRocks.com comes yet another local music website,
the newly re-titled "Kerouac Kills." (A rather
artsy name for a big rock page, don't you think?)
Well, that's the thing.
Eve Morris, who writes the local spotlight column on
MemphisRocks.com, expands her horizons a great deal on
her personal site.
Okay, so she did do a story on those fallen icons of the
hair-spray age EVERY MOTHER'S NIGHTMARE, but she also did
pieces on the not-quite-so-rockin' likes
of THE TUMBLIN' SNEAKERS and JOHNNY ROMANIA.
Eve writes charmingly
"lo-fi" articles about basically anyone who
asks her to, which is very admirable, and (I'm sure) very
helpful to the more unknown bands just trying to get
their names out. Diversity within the featured acts is
embraced on the site, which makes Kerouac Kills a pretty
In fact, I dare say that Ms. Morris' page has the
potential to do much more for Memphis music awareness
than the tunnel-visioned MemphisRocks page
ever could. (Who am I to call someone tunnel-visioned?
And while I'm at it,
what's with all the parenthetical questions?)
Anyway ... the Kerouac
Kills e-zine also features Memphis-music news
and a local show-list. So if dial it up, you might learn
Any way you slice it, it's going to be better than The
-- John Reager
MTV Local Stringer
(October 2, 1999)
To go straight to the actual page: MTV Feature