Listen Up November! 10 Live Music Shows In Memphis
Ed. Note: Welcome to November! It’s the beginning of the month, so we have a lot in store for you today on the blog.
First up: our monthly guide to live music in Memphis. Contributor Baylee Less is back with another handy list for November 2017.
Although the temperatures have dropped, the concerts keep on rolling. Don’t let the chilly weather keep you away from hearing the eclectic tunes all over Memphis this month.
1. The Beach Boys, The Orpheum Theatre, Thursday November 2nd, $49 – $125, show at 7 p.m., all ages
“Wouldn’t It Be Nice” to see the Beach Boys again? This iconic 1960s boy band will warm you up with their bubbly surf pop tunes.
2. Halloween Hangover with Ross al Ghul, Qemist, and Kähmay, Thursday November 2nd, free, show at 10 p.m., 21 and over
Cure your candy-induced coma with some genre-bending tunes by Memphis artists Ross al Ghul, Qemist, and Kähmay. These tunes mix lo-fi, basement, hip-hop, and more with electronic undertones that will fill Bar DKDC with sounds as esoteric as its decor.
3. The Nth Power, Ghost Note, and MonoNeon, 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall, Saturday November 4th, $15 – $20, show at 9 p.m., 18 and over
The Nnth Power draws from the energy of people to design funky, soulful music that speaks to the spirit. Show up early to catch the afro-funk vibes of Ghost Note and slow-drifting funk sounds of Memphis artist Mononeon.
4. One Year Party, Ghost River Taproom, Saturday November 4th, free, show at 8 p.m., 21 and over
Help the Ghost River Taproom celebrate their 1st birthday while gracing your ears with some of the best tunes coming out of the Bluff City. With a blues rock edge and a twist of soul, Juju Bushman will open the night accompanied only by his gritty guitar. Cameron Bethany and IMAKEMADBEATS with Unapologetic will follow with their flavourful R&B, soul, and electronic concoctions.
5. This is Memphis Festival 2017, Clayborn Temple, Sunday November 5th, $5 – $10, show at 7 p.m., all ages
Head out to the gorgeous Clayborn Temple and support Blue TOM Records, the student operated record label at the U of M. This year’s lineup includes Drew Erwin, Curtis Scott, Phillip Bond, Shawn Campbell, Compton McMurry, The PRVLG and Haley Daniels.
6. HOOPS, The Hi-Tone, Friday November 10th, $10, show at 9 p.m., 18 and over
This Indiana quartet excellently describes their sound “both warmly familiar and jarringly distinctive.” Their album Routines features unique power-pop chord progressions, translucent vocals, and swimming sounds that feel 50’s-esque. If you like your indie rock zesty, then HOOPS is your band.
7. August Alsina, The New Daisy, Sunday November 12th, $25 – $60, show at 8 p.m., all ages
R&B artist August Alsina serenades a room with a voice like wine. Throughout his life Alsina moved around the country which influenced his music tremendously; in many of his songs you can hear the gospel soul of New Orleans, the hard-hitting bangs of Houston, and the hip-hop vibrations of Atlanta.
8. Mountains Like Wax with Little Image, The Hi-Tone, Wednesday November 15th, $7, show at 9 p.m., 18 and over
Give our Nashville neighbors Mountains Like Wax and Dallas rockers Little Image a friendly welcome at the Hi-Tone. Mountains Like Wax draw from a deeper folk sound than their fellow Nashville indie rock contemporaries COIN and Colony House, but are sure to deliver a show infused with dynamite.
9. Aaron James with Andrea Von Kampen, Of Trees, and Austin Blue, 831 South Cooper, Sunday November 19th, $7, show at 7 p.m., all ages
If you know what’s good for you, you’ll grab tickets to this intimate folk show, sure to please all. Aaron James is a Memphis indie folk artist with a unique identity, enchanting sound, and a story behind all of his melodies. Nebraskan Andrea Von Kampen, Kansas City group Of Trees, and Memphis singer/songwriter Austin Blue will support. Note: Tickets must be bought in advance.
10. Lil Uzi Vert with Playboi Carti, Minglewood Hall, Saturday November 25th, $39.50 – $99, show at 9 p.m., all ages
Flying high off his recent Billboard #1 hits, Lil Uzi Vert is stopping over in Memphis for a flashy night at Minglewood Hall. While his rap style is fluid, his hip-hop beats burst with energy and magnetism.
About The Author
A born and raised Memphian, Baylee Less recently returned to her roots after her four-year hiatus at the University of Maryland. A contributor to ILoveMemphis and Memphis Travel, she is excited to share the reasons she’s always loved Memphis. She enjoys live music, Asian food, and being outdoors. Follow @bayleeless on Twitter for updates about being vegan in the land of barbecue.
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