Stax Museum kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month with event featuring Chicano Soul Band Thee Sinseers Thursday, September 7

Doors at 5:30, Event 6-8 pm

MEMPHIS – Kickoff Hispanic Heritage Month with the Stax Museum’s first examination of Chicano Soul, a Detroit-and-Memphis inspired subgenre of soul music that gained popularity from San Antonio to East Los Angeles, and points in between during the 1960s. Groups like Sunny & the Sunliners, the Royal Jesters, and more, combined harmony vocals, delicate instrumentation, and romantic lyrics to create timeless sweet soul records.

Join Penrose Records artists, Thee Sinseers, a Los Angeles-based collective inspired by the sounds of the past and bringing Chicano Soul to a 21st century audience, for a conversation about their influences, their favorite classic records, and how their music fits into the larger modern soul and R&B ecosystem.

Later in the evening, please join Thee Sinseers at Central Station Hotel for a special, vinyl-only DJ set in Eight & Sand, Memphis’ premier listening room and nightclub, in the lobby starting around 9 pm. Or catch them the following night, September 8, at Overton Park Shell at 7 PM.

This event is free and open to the public.

Presented in partnership with Cazateatro, the Overton Park Shell, and Central Station Hotel.


Thee Sinseers is a part of a genre largely known as Souldies, Chicano Oldies, or Chicano Soul, and are one of the premier bands of the genre and scene. Souldies represent the popularity of genres like pre-Beatles rock and roll, Doo-Wop, and R&B music in Latino/Chicano culture, and a lot of modern bands are keeping the music’s style alive.

The band comes from East LA where R&B music is a popular staple of car clubs, classic car and lowrider culture, and is enjoyed by generations of people partaking in the culture.

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