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This weekend in Memphis music

November 12, 2010

If we start decorating for Christmas at Thanksgiving, then the way I figure it we should at least spend the entire month of November talking about the things for which we’re thankful. And who needs a roasted turkey and stuffing to be thankful for Memphis music? (Not that we would turn down some turkey. Because we wouldn’t. In case you were wondering.)

All that to say, let’s be thankful for one of our greatest natural resources this weekend and get out to some live shows. As with every weekend (and every weekday, really) you’ve got plenty of options and every price range imaginable. Here’s a selection to get you started:

  • Tonight at the HiTone, Harlan T. Bobo and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra’s Opus One. Tickets are $25 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. — plus a late night solo set by Harlan to follow!
  • Tonight at Minglewood Hall’s 1884 Lounge, catch The City Champs, 9 p.m.
  • Tonight at the Poplar Lounge, Lamar Ave. Love.
  • Tonight at Neil’s, Sudden Organs at 10 p.m.
  • Tonight at Otherlands, the New Songwriter Invitational kicks off at 8 p.m. and costs you just $5.
  • Saturday at Otherlands, Holly Cole & The Memphis Dawls, Jeffrey James & The Haul, Rebecca Almond, 8p.m. $5 gets you in the door.
  • Saturday at the Germantown Performing Arts Centre, Iris Orchestra featuring Yefim Bronfman on piano, 8 p.m. Tickets are $55.
  • Saturday at the Windy City Grill, Chris Gales Band goes on at 9 p.m.
  • Saturday at Dru’s Place, Carol Plunk.
  • Sunday at Neil’s, Glida Bramble Memorial Benefit at 5 p.m. Minimum donation of $5 gets you in the door to see R. T. Scott, Wolf River Rednecks, Eric Hughes Band, Chris Rutledge and Ready or Not, Brian Johnson, Chris Scott and Eric Lewis.
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