Nine Inch Nails to come to the Orpheum + Thursday news

Nine Inch Nails with special guest The Jesus and Mary Chain have been announced for a Monday, September 24 Orpheum show. Tickets will be available Saturday, May 19 during the Physical World Presale at the Halloran Centre, 10 AM to 3 PM. In-person sales only. No one will be allowed to line up before 6 PM. Engadget explains why there will be on online ticket sales in an attempt to stop scalpers.

Man, it would suck to be both a huge Nine Inch Nails fan and a cook on a BBQ team. The 19th is judging and presentation day for the main categories.

Memphis in May presents One Night in Prague at the Orpheum tonight at 7. Immerse yourself in the sounds, spirits, and cuisine of this year’s honored country, the Czech Republic, for only $18.

In other Orpheum news, the 2018 Summer Movie Series lineup has been released. Tickets are $8 adults and $6 for children 12 and under, with packages of 10 available for $65 from the box office.

Memorial Day weekend will be a special weekend at AutoZone Park honoring those who protect us.

  • Friday, May 25: Firefighters and EMS will be recognized
  • Saturday, May 26: Those serving in the military will be recognized
  • Sunday, May 27: Police will be recognized

Each day there will be equipment and interactive displays in the Plaza related to those being honored. There will be fireworks following the Saturday and Sunday games. Special ticket pricing is available for those being recognized by calling (901) 721-6000.

On Sunday, May 27, come early for the annual Shelby County Sheriff’s Office vs. Memphis Police Department softball game. Gates will open at 3:45 for a game running 4:15-5:30. The winning team will be awarded the Sheriff’s Cup.

Mud Island residents are reporting loud booms that are shaking houses. The booms appear to be coming from Arkansas, said a Memphis police spokesperson.

Waker, known as Nashville’s Most Woke Band, headlines the Peabody rooftop party tonight. “Waker plays their own music that mashes soul, rock & roll, and funk into an eclectic, danceable sound,” writes the Peabody. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers and hospitality industry employees get in for $5 (must show proper ID or badge). $10 cover, $20 VIP. Admission includes a buffet of assorted pierogies with ranch. If you’re in VIP, you have a second buffet of Czech Republic mini-dumplings with sauerkraut, bacon and onion, chicken paprika, caraway rolls, and poppy seed cupcakes.

The 2nd annual Memphis Local Music Festival happens this Saturday from noon to 9:30 PM at Park Space Field just east of Downtown Elementary, 10 N. Fourth Street. This is a community and family friendly event full of fun, local music, and local food.

Life hack that I thought I’d pass on: Recently I made a list of events in chronological order over a three-year period. The trouble was, the list was written on paper rather than a computer, so I couldn’t go back and insert events between ones I had already listed, and I might not remember all the events in chronological order. So instead of numbering them 1, 2, 3,… I numbered them 10, 20, 30… That way, if I forgot an event that happened between 50 and 60 and remembered it later, I could number it 55 and keep the order correct. Just curious, can anyone figure out where I learned to do that? Hit me up at or on Facebook if you know.

I’m still trying to figure out if I’m fighting off a sinus infection, a cold, or bad allergies this week. Yesterday the Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Pho) was the special at Noodles Asian Bistro, and I decided a nice big bowl of pho might help my condition.

As with all their spicy items, you can order the pho mild, medium or hot, and pho is the one item where I hesitate to go right for hot. The broth absorbs the spiciness of the jalapenos, and after 20 or 30 minutes it can become a challenge to eat if you put too many jalapenos in. Medium seemed to be just about right for my taste. Along with the jalapenos, the pho came with rice noodles, beef, bean sprouts, scallions, fresh basil, dry onions, and cliantro in broth. When on Wednesday special, the beef pho comes with a side salad and a spring roll.

That’s it for now! A day and a half until my BBQ Fest vacation begins. Back tomorrow with more news.