The apparently tireless folks at Live From Memphis have teamed up with MTV and local boy made good Craig Brewer (director of the not so good films "Hustle & Flow" and "Black Snake Moan") to produce a series of short documentaries about Memphis' expansive arts and music scenes. Focusing their cameras on everything from the local roller derby team to high-concept electro clubs, art collectives to drum shops, the Flipside crew captures the energy and spirit that makes Memphis one of our favorite cities to visit.

Some highlights:

A nice little profile of our pals Eric and Zac at Goner Records. And hey look- there's your's truly at the 2:40 mark.

Tad Pierson's American Dream Safari: the best underground, backroad tour of legendary Memphis music locales led by a masters degree-holding, pink '55 Caddy-driving, bloody mary mix-slanging raconteur in the world. Trust us.

The U Dig Dance Academy is an informal school that aims to teach young and under-privileged folks the uniquely Memphian style of dance called jookin'. Sort of a more fluid cousin to West Coast krumping, jookin' focuses on gliding footwork while sustaining a metered "inner bounce."

In addition to the Flipside project, Brewer and MTV are producing a web-series called $5 Cover that focus on the Midtown Memphis music scene. The show uses local talent and features some of our favorite musicians (Jack Oblivian, Harlan T. Bobo) but beyond that is generally unwatchable. Can't win 'em all, I guess.

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