This weekend in Memphis music
Things are super busy for all of us at the MMF this weekend as we dive head-first into our first-ever Memphis Music Launch at EmergeMemphis, kicking off tonight and lasting through the evening on Sunday. But just because we’re locked away with a bunch of musicians all weekend creating doesn’t mean that a.) there’s not still great live music going on everywhere, or b.) that you should be locked away, too! Get out and hear something new. Here’s a selection of what’s going on:
- Tonight at Escape Alley Sundry, Michael Joyner and Marcie Bullock play 7-9 p.m.
- Tonight at the New Daisy Theatre, performances by Philadelphia, Looking for Alaska, Festival, Projections, Jordan Clayton Band, and The Valley Auction Band. The bands start at 7 p.m.
- Tonight at Young Avenue Deli, rock out with Poison Control Center, Stone Ape Theory, and Brass Bed, starting at 9 p.m.
- Tonight at Doc Watson’s, indie rock band 240 Loop. The show starts at 9:30 p.m. and is 21+ only.
- Tonight at the Flying Saucer, jam band FreeWorld kicks things off at 9:30 p.m.
- Saturday at Newby’s, 12th Planet and Electrocity.
- Saturday at the Flying Saucer, support Girls on the Run International with a benefit performance by Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster. The charity show starts at 9 p.m.
- Saturday at The Poplar Lounge, Del Rose.
- Saturday at the P&H Cafe, jam out with local favorites Star and Micey.
- Saturday at the New Daisy Theatre, it’s another full lineup with Yeah, Arturo, Taller Than Giants, Lake Effect Kid, The Deejays, and Chicago Skyline. The evening kicks off at 7 p.m. and tickets are $11.
- Saturday at Earnestine and Hazel’s, Dirty Streets with American Gods and the Warm Atlantic. $5 cover.
- Saturday at Neil’s, Rice Drewey & The 3 Degrees plays with Brian Futch and Webb Dalton at 9 p.m.
- Saturday at Minglewood Hall, the Dance of Life Celebration benefit concert featuring Copper Possum, Lightajo and The Glitch Dr. Just $7 gets you in the door and the party starts at 9 p.m.
- Saturday at the Buccaneer, Youniverse, Perfect Vessels and Jonathan McLeran.
- Sunday at Java Cabana, Patrick’s Beard and Rusy Razors.
- Sunday at B.B. King’s Blues Club, drop by from 12:30- 4:30 p.m. for II Deep Blues Band.
- Sunday at Huey’s Midtown, blues band CHANT performs at 8:30 p.m.