I just found out about MTV's new show, "$5 Cover" and I have to say, it's about time there's a legit reality show about musicians. Premiering tomorrow, Friday, May 1 at midnight, the series, directed by "Hustle and Flow" writer-director Craig Brewer, captures the lives of Memphis musicians. Part reality show, part indie cinema, "$5 Cover" will be aired on MTV and on the Web site www.fivedollarcover.com.
The show follows five Memphis musicians and their respective bands including Craig Brewer, Al Kapone, Amy Lavere, Ben Nichols and Clare Grant. Watch as lives collide, drama ensues and the everyday struggle of a musician is brought to light.
You can watch an exclusive preview of "$5 Cover" below and head over to MTV.com for interviews with each artist. I don't know about you, but I'm hoping this one sticks around for a while. You can read more on the show in a great LA Times piece here.
What do you think? Will you be watching? Follow along on the show's blog here.