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This weekend in Memphis music

June 17, 2011

It’s another weekend packed full of great music. There’s a great variety of groups playing this weekend, so check out this little sampling and find something you want to see.  Don’t forget to look for our staff recommendation in bold!

  • Friday at Otherlands, don’t miss Mister Adams’ debut performance at 8 p.m. He’ll be performing songs from his recently released self-titled EP.
  • Friday at Blue Monkey Midtown, guitar ace Kirk Smithart of Hill Country Revue plays the blues with attitude.
  • Friday at Minglewood Hall, D.I.T.B. present: SADAT X with Internal Quest, Fathom9, Cities Aviv and Taktix at 9 p.m. Come check out international hip/hop sensation SADAT X along with some rappers from right here in the Bluff City. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are only available at the venue.
  • Friday at New Daisy Theatre, be ready to rock out to Disembrace and special guests McKenzie-Harmon, KreApR and Obstruction of Power at 7 p.m. Tickets are $11.
  • Friday at Hi-Tone Cafe, ’70s revivalist grock groups The Dirty Streets and Ponderosa put on a free show! Doors are at 9 p.m. Did we mention it was FREE!?
  • Saturday at Hattiloo Theatre, Jamille “Jam” Hunter demonstrates her vocal talents as this week’s staff recommendation. Here’s what our director of communications and development, Pat Mitchell Worley, said about this show: “Jamille is a great talent. She has been promoting this show for a little over a month, and I started getting excited the moment she handed me the postcard. Prepare yourself to be transformed through time with her Sarah Vaughan tribute. I can’t wait to hear Jamille’s rendition of The Divine One’s standards like ‘Everything I Have Is Yours,’ ‘If You Could See Me Now’ or ‘Whatever Lola Wants,’ plus whatever else she chooses from that rarely heard category. I have no doubt that the spirit of Sassy herself will be in the room following from Jamille into our very souls.” Tickets are $15.
  • Saturday at Levitt Shell, The Bo-Keys bring their classic Memphis soul sound to Overton Park. Their new album Got to Get Back! comes out June 21, and to celebrate they are playing a free show at the Levitt Shell at 7:30 p.m. You will not want to miss this performance from purveyors of the original Memphis/STAX sound.
  • Saturday at The Buccaneer, Copper Possum and Wampa get their funk on late into the night.
  • Saturday at Old Whitten Tavern, Susie and Bob Salley start playing at 9 p.m.
  • Saturday at Newby’s, Electrocity takes over the dance floor once again. The party starts at 10 p.m. and it’s $7 to get in the door.
  • Saturday at Otherlands, Party For The Park, E&H Band, Magic Kids, and Dan Montgomery are all playing, beginning at 8 p.m.
  • Sunday at Central BBQ (Summer Ave.), get your blues booster shot with the Eric Hughes Band. They start playing at noon.
  • Sunday at Daily Planet, Richard Alan Ford will pick his brand of bluegrass with Michaila Caitlin and Evie Johnson.
  • Sunday at Huey’s Cordova, 2 Mule Plow performs from 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday at Huey’s Midtown, Di Anne Price and Her Boyfriends play some blues from the heart of Memphis, beginning at 4 p.m.
  • Sunday at Huey’s Collierville, The Memphis All-Stars live up to their name as they play some of your old favorites from 8 until 11:30 p.m.

As always, if there is anything you feel like we missed, e-mail us at elizabeth (at) memphismeansmusic (dot) com or leave a comment on the blog.

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