Rock-n-Romp’s Nov. 1 season finale at Overton Park will serve as the release show for the first-ever Rock-n-Romp Comp, a CD compilation of local artists, most of which have played the family friendly concert series at some point during its nine-year run.
The compilation features up-and-coming artists Mark Edgar Stuart, James and the Ultrasounds, American Fiction and Myla Smith alongside scene stalwarts Al Kapone, Snowglobe, Pezz, Vending Machine and the Grifters’ Dave Shouse. Even recently reformed Memphis punk godfathers the Modifiers contribute a track to the eclectic mix.
“It’s a great snapshot of our music scene, which is what families get when they come to Rock-n-Romp throughout the year,” said Rock-n-Romp board member Jeff Hulett, who curated the album, contributed a song of his own and played on the Slowglobe track. “The comp is just another way for parents to stay connected to the vital music that’s coming out of our city. Now they’ve got something to jam to in the minivan.”
The Rock-n-Romp Comp will first be available at the Nov. 1 Rock-n-Romp in Overton Park’s Greensward, near the Rainbow Lake playground. Copies are $10 each, and all proceeds will go toward producing future Rock-n-Romps or the group’s annual rock camp. The show will run from 2 to 5 p.m. with Marcella and Her Lovers, the Maître D’s and Triceratops set to perform. Adults must be accompanied by children to attend. Each show features three bands, free Central BBQ and Whole Foods snacks for everyone, plus free beer for adults.
Rock-n-Romp Comp full track list:
1. Mark Edgar Stuart – Peroxide
2. Snowglobe – Birthday
3. Vending Machine – I Love My Bike
4. Dave Shouse – The Casio Theme Song
5. Myla Smith – Slow Down
6. Cotton & Coal – The Whole World
7. American Fiction – Crystal Key
8. Al Kapone – Feelin’ Good
9. James and the Ultrasounds – Cash Saver Blues
10. The Modifiers – Got No Phone
11. The Rough Hearts – Disappear
12. Wind vs. Sun – Make Progress
13. J.D. Reager – Back Off
14. Pezz – Don’t Walk Away
15. The Harmony Brothers – No Man Can Hold You
16. Jeff Hulett – Road Map
17. Perfect Vessels – No Good
18. Chad Nixon – The Funeral
19. Triceratops – Sitting on the Top of the Train
20. Macho B - Oxford
Since 2006, Memphis Rock-n-Romp has hosted family-friendly concerts on five or six Saturday afternoons (and the occasional Sunday) from April to November in different locations throughout the Memphis area. Adults are asked to donate $5 at the door, but children are admitted free. All proceeds go toward costs of producing Rock-n-Romps and the annual Rock-n-Romp Rock Camp for children. Memphis Rock-n-Romp is a registered non-profit with the State of Tennessee. Each Rock-n-Romp draws between 900-1,400 parents and children.