Welcome to the Southern Music Research Center

The Southern Music Research Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to the preservation and public presentation of the American South’s many music histories and ongoing forms of musical expression.

The real center of our Center is this website: a public archive of rare photos, rescued recordings, oral histories, ephemera and artifacts from a diversity of musical communities and traditions. We encourage visitors to get to know our site by browsing our collections — and to come back often, as we are actively acquiring and adding new material to the site.

You can support our mission and growth by making a financial contribution. To donate materials to the archive, please contact our executive director, Burgin Mathews: burgin@southernmusicresearch.org. To keep up with our latest archival collections and other updates, please join our mailing list.

Recently Added Items

Flyer: Joey Tampon and the Toxic Shocks, The Spastards, & The Schroeders at American Beat Records, Birmingham (1996)

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Flyer for Joey Tampon and the Toxic Shocks, The Spastards, and The Schroeders at American Beat Records, Birmingham, Alabama,, February 10, 1996. Flyer…

Flyer: The Queers, Nobodys, Teen Idols, & S. B. F. O. S. at Tuxedo Junction Ballroom, Ensley (1995)

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Flyer for The Queers, Nobodys, Teen Idols, and S. B. F. O. S. at Tuxedo Junction Ballroom, Ensley, Alabama, December 8, 1995. Flyer by Russell.…

Flyer: The Gristle Twins & The Will Buddies at The Chukker, Tuscaloosa (1993)

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Flyer for The Gristle Twins and The Will Buddies at The Chukker, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, February 5, 1993.

Courtesy Greg Harvester.

Flyer: The Gristle Twins at The Chukker, Tuscaloosa (1993)

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Flyer for The Gristle Twins at The Chukker, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, February 26, 1993. "AND DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER TO WIN APAIR OFUNDERWARE ONCE WORN…

Flyer: Dave's Party, featuring Saws to Still, Nail, Trusty, & Society Overload at Dave's house, Pelham (1994)

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Flyer for Dave's party, featuring Saws to Still , Nail ("hopefully if I can get in touch with them"), Trusty ("if they want to"), Society Overload,…

Flyer: The Gristle Twins with The Liberty Caps, Remy Zero, & Every Alice on Earth at Jeroe's, Montevallo (1993)

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Flyer for The Gristle Twins with The Liberty Caps, Remy Zero, and Every Alice on Earth at Jeroe's, Montevallo, Alabama, April 10, 1993.

Courtesy…

Flyer: The Grumpies, Hail Mary, Random Conflict, Nation of Kids, & The Wops at Gorins, Huntsville (1997)

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Flyer for The Grumpies, Hail Mary, Random Conflict, Nation of Kids, and The Wops at Gorins Ice Cream, Huntsville, Alabama, November 28, 1997. Flyer by…

Flyer: The Radioactives, The Wops, & Panic Buttons at Gorins, Huntsville (1997)

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Flyer for The Radioactives, The Wops, and Panic Buttons at Gorins Ice Cream, Huntsville, Alabama, November 8, 1997. "Come see these local heros do…

Flyer: Ganggreen with Joey Tampon and the Toxic Shocks, Gorins, Huntsville (1996)

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Flyer for Ganggreen with Joey Tampon and the "Toxic Schmucks" / Toxic Shocks, Gorins, Huntsville, Alabama, 1996. Flyer by Greg Harvester.

Courtesy…

Flyer: Property, Shitboy from Outerspace, The Jawas, & Thee Autobots at the Jaycee's Fairgrounds, Huntsville (1995)

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Flyer for Property, Shitboy from Outerspace, The Jawas, and Thee Autobots at the Jaycee's Fairgrounds, Huntsville, Alabama, October 14, 1995. "Greg's…