"MTV and Craig Brewer, the director of the Academy Award winning movie Hustle and Flow, have joined forces to create $5 Cover: Memphis, a ground-breaking musical drama set in the thriving contemporary music scene of Memphis, Tennessee.
The lead roles are all played by real musical artists and other locals who live and work in Memphis, with a storyline inspired by their own lives: struggling to make it as they fight for love, inspiration, and money to pay the rent.
With improvised dialogue, but in Brewer's signature style, the series is a compelling and authentic narrative in 15 episodes, each containing musical performances naturally integrated into the story.
$5 Cover: Memphis re-invents the movie musical for a new era, combining music discovery with the grit of Memphis to create an experience that speaks to passionate music and independent film fans alike. Be sure to check out the season pass, which includes all episodes, full music video performances, as well as documentaries on each of the artists." -- iTunes Store
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The first episode introduces artist Amy LaVere and her "complicated" relationship with roommate Clare Grant and drummer Nick. Plus catch Craig Brewer explain his inspiration for $5 Cover and watch indie pop outfit Two Way Radio's music video featuring their new song, "Runaway."
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