ROAD TO SUCCESS
The local chapter of the Recording Academy presents “Grammy GPS: A Roadmap for Today’s Music Biz” today and Saturday. The conference and performance event, designed to give artists insights into the ever-changing state of the industry, begins at 8 tonight at the Hi-Tone Café with a showcase concert featuring GIVERS , Cities Aviv, GR Robinson and Kruxe. On Saturday at the Stax Music Academy the GPS Conference portion takes place with a keynote speech from Daniel Glass of Glassnote Records. A half-dozen panels and symposiums on the music business continue throughout the day, ending with a closing party at Ernestine & Hazel’s with performances by Skewby , Alexis Marceaux and Fille Catatonique. Hi-Tone Café, 1930 Poplar; Stax Music Academy, 926 E. McLemore; Ernestine & Hazel’s, 531 S. Main. Admission to The Memphis Symphony Orchestra kicks off its new Classic Accents Series, which replaces its Chamber Music Series, with three standards tonight. Maestro Mei-Ann Chen conducts Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 at the Wiener Theater at Hutchison School. 7:30 p.m.; 1740 Ridgeway Road. Tickets: $39. Call (901) 537-2525, or go to tickets.memphissymphony.org. ... on DVD, that is. “Memphis Heat: The True Story of Memphis Wrasslin’” — the acclaimed documentary that grapples with the Mid-South’s headlock heyday, from Sputnik Monroe to Andy Kaufman — makes its disc debut with a DVD release party at Central BBQ. The filmmakers will sign posters
Davina Sowers and her band Davina & the Vagabonds perform Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights at Rum Boogie Café.