Listen Up Memphis: 10 Live Music Events In February

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 6th 2015 3117 0

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.


1. Star & Micey, 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall, Friday, Feb. 6, doors at 6 p.m., $12-$15, all ages

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.

2. Prosevere, New Daisy Theatre, Saturday, Feb. 7, doors at 7 p.m., $10, all ages

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".  

3. Waka Winter Classic, 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall, Saturday, Feb. 7, 8 p.m., $5, 18 and up

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 EmbassyCharge the AtlanticAgori TribeZigadoo Monkeyclips, and Funkeskey. Go and vote for your favorite.

4. Deering & Down and Idle & Wild, Studio 688 (688 S. Cox St.), Thursday, Feb. 12, free, all ages

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). 

5. Hunter Beard, Hi-Tone Cafe, Thursday, Feb. 12, music at 9 p.m., $8, 18 and up

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. 

6. Spaceface and Dirty Streets with Young Buffalo, Hi-Tone Cafe, Saturday, Feb. 14, music at 9 p.m., $7 for 21+, $9 for 18+

Spaceface's psych rawk plus Dirty Streets plus Young Buffalo's = Valentine's Day at the Hi-Tone. 

7. Murder By Death with Rocky Votolato, Hi-Tone Cafe, Sunday, Feb. 15, doors at 7 p.m., $13, 18 and up

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. 

8. Professor John Show and The Magnolia Triangle, Dizzy Bird Lounge, Saturday, Feb. 21, $16.50, 21 and up

Go straight jazz with Prof. John Show and The Magnolia Triangle at Memphis' only true jazz club, The Dizzy Bird, in the Edge District.

9. Marcella Simian Solo Show, Mollie Fontaine Lounge, Thursday, Feb. 26, 8:30 p.m., no cover, 21 and up

Marcella leaves her lovers at home and mingles with the spirits instead for one night.

10. Ghost Town Blues Band, Lafayette's Music Room, Saturday, Feb. 28, 10 p.m.

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 with info and please use the subject line "Listen Up March"Or just click here.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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