• SWEAT FEST III @ the Hi-Tone

      This Saturday, July 1st, join us for Shangri-La’s third annual Sweat Fest Extravaganza! Normally this event takes place at the famous Shangri-La Stadium (the parking lot), but we’ve been keeping a “weather-eye” on this weekend and it’s looking very dicey – right now a 90% chance of rain Saturday. NOT TO WORRY THOUGH! Skinny […]

  • Soulsville Record Swap

    Come join us as our friends at Goner Records and the Stax Museum present the Second Annual SOULSVILLE RECORD SWAP on Saturday June 17, at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, ground zero for much of the great Memphis music. We’ll be on site with a bunch of classic soul gems and a wide array of […]

  • Chris Milam In Store

    Chris Milam‘s new album, “Kids These Days” is now available via Namesake Records and we’re celebrating with a special in store performance. This acoustic performance will also feature special guest cellist extraordinaire Elen Wroten. So May 26th, stop by after work and grab your copy of the record about which Bob Mehr praised “a song […]

  • Record Store Day + Free TALL DAVID Show

    This year marks the 10 year anniversary of Record Store Day and we’re having a big party to celebrate! Tons of limited edition LPs and 7″s will be available from artists, labels and distributors far and wide. There are always some gems in the bunch, but this year has a lot of great stuff that […]

  • Fool Fest 2017

    This year’s PURGEFEST has been renamed FOOL FEST for obvious reasons, not the least of which, it falls on APRIL FOOL’S DAY! Assuming we’re all still around in a few weeks (a big assumption), we’ll have a HUGE SALE including THOUSANDS of BARGAIN LPs, 45s, CDs and more. The awesome FREE MUSIC starts at 2 […]

  • Record Store Day – Saturday, April 18!

    Record Store Day is this Saturday and we’re gearing up in a BIG way. We’ve added a bunch of new distributors this year and are aiming to have more diverse offerings than ever before. If you haven’t seen the list of the nearly 400 unique titles available this year, check them out over at the […]

  • Vending Machine In Store & Spring Purgefest!

    We’re in for a fun weekend…first, Robby Grant‘s excellent new Vending Machine record Let the Little Things Go will get the live treatment on Friday, March 27th up at the store.  The free show will start by 6 and wrap up by 7, so make sure to swing by after work and get your weekend […]

  • Shangri-La Holiday Hours

    Hey Everyone, ‘Tis the season and after we get your last minute holiday shopping taken care of, we’re gonna take a little time to celebrate.  We’ll be open until 5 pm on Christmas Eve so if you need to get a new or classic LP, CD or the like, just give us a shout and […]

  • Record Store Day Black Friday!

    It’s almost that time again…this Friday, November 28 is another Record Store Day Black Friday sale and we’ve got tons of great new one-off releases as well as a bunch of great reissues.  We’re  looking forward to seeing a ton of folks out, so we’ll be opening the store at 10 am, instead of the […]

  • The Purgening!

    “We Purge, You Binge!” It’s that time again folks, holy cow, we just have too much stuff and not enough space! But our loss is your gain. You’ll find THOUSANDS of LPS + CDs for a buck or two and some even cheaper! And EVERYTHING IN THE STORE WILL BE 20% OFF! We’re also adding […]

  • FREE DOWNLOAD – The Simpletones’ “Blue Blood Blister”

    Shangri-La Records owner, Jared McStay, has a song in the Commercial Appeal’s “Top 100 Songs about Memphis” list. The Simpletones’ “Blue Blood Blister” came in at #46 on the list! Unfortunately, no cd or digital copy of this song exists (yet, we’re working on that!), and only 500 7”s were ever pressed by the great […]

  • Memorial Day

    FYI, everybody – we’ll be closed on Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day.  We’re open regular hours otherwise – come on by and see us!  Lots of killer new arrivals in the store. Also, we’re having a huge event in the store on June 14. . . big sales, free live music, and other fun […]

  • Luther Dickinson in-store performance

    Hi there- just wanted to make sure everyone out there knows about the FREE show this Sunday, March 30, 3:30 p.m. @ the store to celebrate the release of Luther’s new CD/LP, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Blues.”  Everything in the store will be 10% off during the event. . . come on by!

  • We’re back!

    Hi everyone. . . it’s been a while, but we’ve finally wrangled our website troubles and the site/store is back to normal.  We’ll be posting news about upcoming store events and updating the store in the coming days, so please stay tuned!

  • Our Top 10 (plus one!) Local Bestsellers for 2013

    (in no particular order): John Paul Keith – “Memphis Circa 3 AM” cd/lp Various Artists – “Rock For Love: A Compilation” cd Mark Edgar Stuart – “Blues For Lou” cd Motel Mirrors – “self-titled” 10” ep Oblivians – “Desperation” cd/lp Dead Soldiers – “All the Things You Lose” cd North Mississippi All-Stars – “World Boogie […]