Thur update: Tiger basketball, Kindle Fire sale today, volunteer for RiverArtsFest, Delta, Valerie June video, Kudzu’s lunch, Brass Door hiring, RIP Mark Newman

The American Athletic Conference has released its full schedule of men’s conference basketball games and the University of Memphis has released its men’s basketball schedule for 2013-14. The good news is that the Tigers are going to be on TV a lot more than in past years. The bad news is that a lot fewer games on the schedule are against cream puffs.

There are usually one or two dates where a Tigers and Grizzlies game are held on the same day at the FedExForum. Roser from the Chris Vernon Show pointed out that this season, there will be four: December 7 (which is also the St. Jude Marathon, the SEC Championship, and Stumblin’ Santa), December 28, March 1, and March 8. Follow Roser on Twitter at @Jon_Roser, where he is known for keepin’ it real.

Been thinking about buying a tablet? Amazon is having a Kindle Fire sale today.

RiverArtsFest is seeking volunteers for the October 25-27 South Main festival. Volunteers are needed for the following: Check-in for artist market, opening night party, logistics support/setup, artist market support, artist in motion, beer and wine sales, entertainment, and traffic control. If you want to do something else, contact the festival organizers and let them know what you have in mind.

A poll was conducted of America’s least respected brands and I’m sure many Memphians won’t be surprised to find Delta at the very bottom of the heap. Delta has cut back its service to the city this year and its high fares have forced Memphians to drive to Little Rock and Nashville to catch affordable fares.

(By the way, where’s Comcast in that poll?)

Here’s a YouTube video of Valerie June on the David Letterman Show last night.

Looking for a place to eat lunch Downtown? Give Kudzu’s a try. Their lunch business is suffering since the Wonder plant closed. Kudzu’s is on Monroe about a block east of Danny Thomas.

The Brass Door is hiring experienced bartenders and servers who have their ABC card and can work flexible schedules. Apply in person or email resume to

RIP to Mark Newman of Newman Farms, a familiar face at Memphis Farmers Market. He was a leader in the progressive pork movement and an integral part of snout-to-tail events such as Cochon 555.

If you missed it yesterday evening, there’s a new Paul’s PBR Review post up, reviewing Max’s Sports Bar. I probably won’t make it to poker at Max’s tonight, but will be out at the usual places in the core.