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Host and Shangri-La Records alum J.D. Reager presents monthly updates about the store, music recommendations from current Shangri-La staffers and exclusive live music performances from our favorite Memphis musicians.

Host and Shangri-La Records alum J.D. Reager presents monthly updates about the store, music recommendations from current Shangri-La staffers and exclusive live music performances from our favorite Memphis musicians.

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United States

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Host and Shangri-La Records alum J.D. Reager presents monthly updates about the store, music recommendations from current Shangri-La staffers and exclusive live music performances from our favorite Memphis musicians.

Twitter:

@ShangriLaTN

Language:

English


Episodes

April 2022 with Your Academy

4/17/2022
Host J.D. Reager chats with Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about the new crop of releases for Record Store Day, recent acquisitions in the shop, and more. Then guests Brandon McGovern and Johnny Norris from the band Your Academy deejay a set of tunes from their self-titled debut LP out on Black & Wyatt Records.

Duration:00:39:37

February 2022 with Jeremy Scott

2/21/2022
Host J.D. Reager chats with Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about cool new arrivals in the shop, a few events the store will be involved with, and the return of Record Store Day in April. Then musical guest Jeremy Scott (Reigning Sound, The Toy Trucks) DJs a set of songs from his new solo album Bear Grease, including studio recordings and live cuts!

Duration:00:30:42

January 2022 with The Angel Sluts

1/19/2022
Host J.D. Reager talks to Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about the post-holiday doldrums, some new arrivals in the shop, and more. Then longtime friend of the show Harry Koniditsiotis shares side A of The Angel Sluts' new LP Live At The Buccaneer.

Duration:00:26:29

December 2021 - Christmas Music Spectacular with J.D. Reager, HEELS, Alex Greene, Blvck Hippie, Aquarian Blood, Mystic Light Casino and Jeff Hulett

12/16/2021
Host J.D. Reager checks in with Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about holiday hours in the shop, the best Memphis music releases of 2021, and more. Then J.D. shares a fun collection of Christmas-y tunes by HEELS, Alex Greene, Blvck Hippie, Aquarian Blood, Mystic Light Casino, Jeff Hulett and himself.

Duration:00:31:14

November 2021 with Elizabeth Cawein (Music Export Memphis) and Highlights From The Tambourine Bash

11/18/2021
Host J.D. Reager checks in with Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about some interesting new arrivals in the shop and the upcoming Black Friday Record Store Day event. Then Music Export Memphis executive director Elizabeth Cawein introduces an all-star set of Memphis music recorded live during the Tambourine Bash at the Levitt Shell.

Duration:00:47:00

October 2021 with Jared McStay and Graham Winchester (So Gung Ho)

10/28/2021
Host J.D. Reager chats with Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about the recent events in Memphis and some new arrivals in the shop before turning things over to two-thirds of the band So Gung Ho and the label Blast Habit Records, Jared McStay and Graham Winchester. They, along with special guest/engineer Lori McStay, discuss and spin tunes from the new self-titled So Gung Ho LP.

Duration:00:45:08

September 2021 with Jeff Hulett (Snowglobe)

9/23/2021
Host J.D. Reager chats with Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about Gonerfest 18, an exciting new collection of 45s, and other news in the shop. Then Memphis songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Hulett (Snowglobe, Me & Leah, etc.) spins tracks by a few of his many fine projects and performs live from his home studio.

Duration:00:39:00

August 2021 with Zach Nonconnah

8/29/2021
Host J.D. Reager chats with Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about the recent crop of new releases by Memphis artists, an upcoming record swap and more. Then Memphis dronegaze musician Zach Nonconnah performs live from his home studio.

Duration:00:42:09

July 2021 with Josh Shaw (Blvck Hippie)

7/29/2021
Host J.D. Reager chats with Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about recent happenings in the shop and the year in Memphis music releases thus far. Then Josh Shaw from Blvck Hippie performs a dynamic solo set live from 5 and Dime Recording.

Duration:00:33:51

June 2021 with Paul Taylor (New Memphis Colorways)

6/25/2021
Host J.D. Reager talks to Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about the first Record Store Day drop earlier in the month, the second drop coming July 17, recent LP acquisitions, new store t-shirts and more! Then musical guest Paul Taylor from New Memphis Colorways and MEM_MODS deejays a set of new music and makes a Record Store Day announcement of his own.

Duration:00:57:21

May 2021 with John Paul Keith

5/21/2021
Host J.D. Reager talks to Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about opening the store up to half-capacity shopping, some exciting new arrivals, the upcoming Record Store Day haul, and the return of a Shangri-La alum. Then Memphis' own John Paul Keith performs an exclusive solo set live from his home studio.

Duration:00:41:30

April 2021 with PreauXX feat. C Major (Unapologetic)

4/23/2021
Host J.D. Reager chats with Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about recent happenings and new arrivals in the shop before looking ahead to the 2021 Record Store Days and the possible return to more regular store hours in the near future. Then PreauXX and C Major from Unapologetic perform a commanding set live from their studio.

Duration:00:29:15

March 2021 with Harry Koniditsiotis (The Switchblade Kid)

3/18/2021
Host J.D. Reager talks to Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about the store's recent record acquisitions and poster discoveries, new Shangri-La logo designs by Alex Harrison, and the prospects for outdoor events later in the year. Then special guest Harry Koniditsiotis, along with bandmates Tim Kitchens and Pat Mulheran, performs a career spanning acoustic set at 5 and Dime Recording including songs by his bands The Switchblade Kid, The Angel Sluts and The Turn-It-Offs.

Duration:00:42:06

February 2021 with Bailey Bigger

2/19/2021
Host J.D. Reager talks to Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about recent happenings in the shop, the epic snowstorm in Memphis, and a couple of under-appreciated Memphis records in honor of Black History Month. Then, Big Legal Mess recording artist Bailey Bigger performs a set live from 5 and Dime Recording.

Duration:00:45:13

January 2021 with Scott Taylor (Grifters)

1/21/2021
Host J.D. Reager checks in with Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about the holiday sales season, evolving pandemic policies and a recently unearthed treasure trove of cool records. Then musical guest and Shangri-La royalty Scott Taylor DJs a career-spanning set featuring both live performances and archival recordings of songs by Grifters, Hot Monkey, New Mary Jane and Turnt.

Duration:00:46:09

December 2020 with The Shangri-La Not Ready For Yuletide Players

12/18/2020
Host J.D. Reager talks to Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about the success of the last Record Store Day drop on Black Friday, new holiday records in-stock, some recent turntable and other gear acquisitions and more. Then J.D. spins a podcast-exclusive mix of Memphis holiday tunes: "Christmas Tree," by Two Way Radio, "Know By Now" by Jeff Hulett, "Santa, I Want a Time Machine For Christmas," by Loose Opinions, "Deck the Halls, Y'all," by Susan Marshall, "Holidays Ain't the Same...

Duration:00:40:31

November 2020 with Jesse James Davis (Yesse Yavis)

11/22/2020
Host J.D. Reager talks to Shangri-La Records co-owner John Miller about the final batch of RSD drops for Black Friday, a few recent arrivals in the shop and new projects on the horizon. Then Memphis musician Jesse James Davis (Yesse Yavis, Model Zero, 1000 Lights, TN Screamers) takes over the show.

Duration:00:29:36

October 2020 with Mark Edgar Stuart

10/13/2020
Host and Shangri-La Records alum J.D. Reager talks to store co-owner John Miller about the most recent batch of Record Store Day drops and other cool recent arrivals. Then critically acclaimed Memphis singer-songwriter Mark Edgar Stuart performs a dynamite 5-song set featuring new and signature tunes.

Duration:00:35:12

September 2020 with Graham Winchester

9/16/2020
Host and Shangri-La Records alum J.D. Reager talks to Shangri-La co-owner John Miller about recent happenings in the store, including the Record Store Day drops, the store's policy for shopping visits during the pandemic and some exciting new arrivals. Then musical guest Graham Winchester (The Sheiks, Jack Oblivian, Turnstyles, etc.) plays a dynamite four-song set and shares his love of Shangri-La.

Duration:00:29:43