Dirty Guv’nahs and Black Cadillacs Warm Up at Preservation Pub

Chris Doody, James Trimble, Will Horton and John Phillips Take two of my favorite local bands and add my favorite weekly musical hour and you have the recipe for a great time. And it certainly was. WFIV, 105.3 broadcasts Homegrown, their weekly show featuring live local music from Preservation Pub. It has all the parts […]

Jack Rentfro and the Apocalypso Quartet at Preservation Pub

Jack Rentfro, Preservation Pub,(with Laith Keilany) A performance by Jack Rentfro and his ace band the Apocalypso Quartet is difficult to articulate to an uninitiated audience. Apparently initially encouraged by the late, beloved Phil Pollard, Jack rips his way through spoken word apocalyptic verses as the front-man for the quartet, which has always included more […]

Market Square Still Evolving: Is it getting better?

Preservation Pub: New Solar Panels and Roof Garden It seemed the news from Market Square had run its course for the month, from the footnote to the splashy: Bernadette West got approval for some of the solar panels she wants on top of Preservation Pub and Tupelo Honey is coming to 1 Market Square. Just […]

2011 Business Review, Part Two: Changing and Rearranging

Nama moved to the 500 Block of Gay Street Judging from the responses to yesterday’s blog post, I think I’ve caused a great depression to settle over everyone who loves, laments and cheers for our little city. I’ll agree it was depressing to see such a list of lost businesses. Of course, there were many […]

Roman Reese at Preservation Pub’s Speakeasy via i105’s Homegrown

Roman Reese at the Preservation Pub Speakeasy I’d never heard Roman Reese perform before last week. I’d heard his name about town. Last winter I met Adrian Hardcore (as I recall) who sang his praises and noted that he had spent the night on Roman’s couch while he was in town for his Blueplate Special performance. He […]