“We are part of a giving, creative community.”

An epic music event, Rock for Love, will be turning 4 this weekend and you’re invited. We had the chance to speak with Marvin Stockell and Jeff Hullett, two guys who help head this up. Both are known Memphis music guys: Marvin is in the band Pez and Jeff is all over the place with his band Snowglobe and tons of other music projects. (Jeff’s band Jeff James and the Haul gave a track to our project My Heart Is In Haiti)

Not only are they music guys, they also work with the Church Health Center.

Marvin explains, “The Church Health Center provides affordable health care for working uninsured people and their families.” Rock for Love allows the two to unite the Memphis music community behind something they both really care about. “I think musicians having been served by the Center – they get it. They realize how needed it is.”

Each year the event has raised several thousand dollars for a clinic that works to serve it’s community. Marvin says,”I think our music scene has a great big collective heart. It’s nice to see it come together across genre lines. We’ve got hip-hop, the lighter end of indie rock, some louder bands. It’s great to see the music scene come together and say – we’re going to do something for the community. We’re going to give back to something that has helped many of us.”

In the Memphis area? Rock for Love 4, a benefit for Church Health Center Aug. 19-21. Lucero, Amy LaVere, Glorie, the Magic Kids and the Dirty Streets are just a few of this year’s performers. Tickets are available at HiToneMemphis.com or at the door.

Not in the Memphis area? Check out the awesome online silent auction at http://auction.infolexa.com. The auction will close at midnight on Aug. 21.

Take a listen to the full interview. You’ll hear snippets from a few of the bands who’ll be there, plus get to know Jeff and Marvin a little better.



4 Comments


  1. lis_admin:

    Songs featured include:

    Star & Micey – So Much Pain
    The Bulletproof Vests – (Don’t) Throw My Love Away
    Jeffry James & The Haul – Rain’s Coming Down
    The Dirty Streets – Yes I Will

    5:11 pm on August 18th, 2010
  2. lis_admin:

    Skewby is one of the artists performing this weekend. He recently opened for the Lil Wayne Farewell Tour. He has a free mix available for download that you should check out:

    http://skewby.bandcamp.com/album/proving-you-wrong-since-1988

    5:14 pm on August 18th, 2010
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