Photo by Tyler Taylor
If you’ve been to the Hi-tone recently, then you may have noticed a series of photos on the wall depicting Hi-tone patrons. This mural was created by Kyle Taylor, an artist who recently moved to Memphis from Oklahoma City.
“I started looking at that wall and realized how drab it was,” said Taylor. “You look around, it looks like people tried to do things in here, tag the walls, but there is nothing that is big and loud, and the wall’s are so big and the walls are so tall. I just saw the faces up there.”
After the second CMYK event, the mural was left uncompleted, so Taylor decided Rock for Love 5 would be an excellent place to finish the mural. Putting your face up their initially is free with a suggested donation of $2. Any subsequent or staged photos are $5, and Taylor will be bringing paint, and you can alter your photo or anyone else’s for $10 with all of the money going to the Church Health Center. According to Taylor, he can alter your photo in any way you might like. You want to be turned into a unicorn or a leprechaun? He can do it!
Rock for Love 5 kicks off at 9pm tonight with emcee Billie Worley, and music from Star & Micey, The Near Reaches, Bryan Hartley Industries, Grace Askew and DJ Lady Problems. Cover is $5. I hope to see you all there.