Listen Up Memphis: 10 Live Music Events In February
Here's my monthly guide to live music in Memphis. This month I've included videos so you can get a little preview for each show.
Memphis favorites Star & Micey share their upbeat folksy pop. They're also featured in the latest Memphis ad you might have seen on TV during Grizz games or in the grind house.
Memphis hard rockers Prosevere are having one of their biggest shows ever, with a huge light show and local acts, to celebrate the release of their latest album, "Hurts Like Hell".
Five Memphis bands will compete on Feb. 7 for a chance to be in the Wakarusa music festival's lineup. This years bands are Chinese Connection Dub Embassy, Charge the Atlantic, Agori Tribe, Zigadoo Monkeyclips, and Funkeskey. Go and vote for your favorite.
Co-working and event rental space Studio 688 celebrates their grand opening with food, beer, and live music from a duo of duos, the bluesy folksy Deering & Down (in the video above) and the poppy folksy Idle & Wild (in video below).
Hailing from Little Rock, rapper Hunter Beard has a difficult past that has inspired his particular brand of hip hop. Check out more about his story here, and then go see him at the Hi Tone on Feb. 12.
Spaceface's psych rawk plus Dirty Streets plus Young Buffalo's = Valentine's Day at the Hi-Tone.
Established indie rock band Murder By Death releases their sixth album Big Dark Love today (Feb. 3) and comes to the Hi Tone on Feb. 15.
Go straight jazz with Prof. John Show and The Magnolia Triangle at Memphis' only true jazz club, The Dizzy Bird, in the Edge District.
Marcella leaves her lovers at home and mingles with the spirits instead for one night.
From the website: "Ghost Town Blues Band is a modern blues band with an intimate knowledge of both blues, rock and improvisational jams."
As always, the monthly "Listen Up" posts are not meant to be a comprehensive list of all the live music going on in Memphis this month, but a quick rundown of some notable shows of different sizes, genres, and venues.
Do you want to submit a band/show/venue for inclusion in March's Listen Up, I accept both Memphis-based bands and touring shows. Submissions must be received by February 24. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org with info and please use the subject line "Listen Up March". Or just click here.