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Chris Shaw of Ex-Cult on the appeal of mono recordings and how it's a working class sound

Known for a diverse music scene, Memphis, Tennessee has become known for its punk and garage rock scene, thanks to acts like the Oblivions, the Reatards and the bands championed by Goner Records. Ex-Cult came out of that punk world but ended up making the kind of rock and roll with the drive and energy of punk and garage but also the imaginative and adventurous guitar sounds of post-punk and psychedelia.

See also: - Tonight: Ex-Cult at the hi-dive, 2/12/13 - The ten best concerts in Denver this week - Video Evidence of Jay Reatard's Ass Kicking Life

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.