Zigadoo Moneyclips, arguably Memphis’ most fascinating and eclectic new band, conjures up visions of Rick James backed by a New Orleans jazz band at a grungy house party (yes, they’re that much fun). Armed with a brass-heavy sounds, comically sharp lyrics, and an undeniable funkiness, Z$ carries the torch of other Memphis-based weirdos like Tav Falco’s Panther Burns and the Bar-Kays into the 21st Century.
Formed in Memphis in 2013, Z$ has worked its way to national attention by way of their Indie Memphis Film Festival-nominated music video “Telephile” and a week-long stand at some of NYC and Brooklyn’s most fabled venues. They have also been touring on the strength of their most recent album, Her|Story, which was rightly heralded as one of the year’s strongest local releases. In addition to making music, Z$ stays involved in local charities and in organizing benefits for community outreach and support.
Keep your eyes open for upcoming live performances and be sure to wear your finest sequences, shiniest glitter, and your most comfortable dancing shoes.