In $5 Cover Amplified | Alicja Trout: +/-
Trout showcases the dual sides of her real-life persona, both as a first-time mom and as the no-nonsense front woman for River City Tanlines, a garage-punk power trio that provides the raucous soundtrack for a skirmish on the local roller derby rink. Featured song: “I’m Your Negative.”

The 12 documentaries that comprise the anthology "$5 Cover Amplified" reveal a modern Memphis music scene that is as creative, passionate and vibrant as in the city's commercial heyday, when Elvis, Isaac Hayes and Al Green demonstrated that visionary art and popular culture could be inseparable as the 'A' and 'B' sides of a vinyl record.

Produced as a complement to Craig Brewer's episodic MTV drama series/ new media experiment, "$5 Cover," the "Amplified" series of documentary portraits chronicles the rousing art, uncertain careers and sometimes problematic home lives of a diverse, distinctive and often eccentric group of Memphis music-makers.

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