This weekend in Memphis music
Independence Day weekend is upon us. This means that we’re required to participate in all things American: beer, barbecue and, of course, great music. Celebrate your holiday weekend by going to one of the many shows we’ve put into today’s sampling. Or why not two or three? You’ve got an extra day to let your ears (and your dancing feet) recover. As always, don’t forget to check out our staff recommendation in bold.
- Tonight at the Orpheum Theatre, see a Memphis classic. Craig Brewer’s Hustle & Flow is the first film in the mini Memphis Film Festival happening as part of The Orpheum’s summer movie series. The movie starts at 7:15, but be sure to get there when the doors open for drinks, snacks and a Q and A with Craig Brewer. After the movie take your ticket to B.B. King’s for free entry!
- Tonight at New Daisy Theatre, Impeccable Miscreants headline alongside Snagglepuss and Glo. Doors open at 7 p.m. and cover is $10.
- Tonight at Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Delta Stone plays their own brand of rock and blues. The music starts at 9:30 p.m.
- Tonight at Kudzu’s, Lucky Larue plays a bit of folk.
- Tonight at the Hi-Tone, the Iron Mic Coalition headlines the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center fundraiser. Doors open at 9 p.m. and cover is $7.
- Tonight at Minglewood Hall, The Summers celebrate the season with On My Honor, Latin for Truth, Nona, The Vital Society and Chicago Skyline. Doors at 6:30 p.m. and cover is $8.
- Tonight at Neil’s, The Reverent Hitchhikers play on the patio at 10 p.m.
- Saturday at Blue Monkey Midtown, Good Question returns after a long hiatus.
- Saturday at The Buccaneer, High Priest and Process of Suffocation.
- Saturday at the Hi-Tone, let DJ Buck Wilders & The Hook-Up be your soundtrack to the free beer bust.
- Saturday at Neil’s, Stone Dixie and Oliveria get their funk on.
- Saturday at Otherland’s Coffee Bar, The Memphis Dawls perform with Ruthie Shaffer to celebrate the release of the band’s four-song debut EP.
- Sunday at Huey’s Downtown, Soul Shockers give you a chance to take advantage of your long weekend and dance late into the night.
- Sunday at the Hi-Tone, Memphis group Magic Kids opens with Tropical Ooze for R. Stevie Moore. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $8.
- Sunday at Huey’s Poplar, Memphis Soul Revue parties late into the night.
- Sunday at Huey’s Collierville, British invasion group Jeffrey and the Pacemakers takes over Collierville.
Do you know of a show we missed? Want us to mention your gig? Contact us at elizabeth (at) memphismeansmusic (dot) com or comment on the blog.