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Sat
Dec
14
North Mississippi Allstars with Southern Avenue BUY TICKETS

North Mississippi Allstars

In 1996, a photographer from Texas, Wyatt McSpadden, traveled to North Mississippi looking to photograph local musicians. Brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson had grown up just south of Memphis and cut their teeth playing experimental rock & roll together, as well as the roots repertoire pioneered by their father, Jim Dickinson, a legendary producer (Big Star, the Replacements) and session player (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan). Their feet were firmly planted in the North Mississippi mud and music scene, and they were excited to show Wyatt around their community, to introduce him to the musical families of Otha Turner, RL Burnside and Junior Kimbrough.


Southern Avenue

Southern Avenue is a Memphis street that runs from the easternmost part of the city limits all the way to Soulsville, the original home of Stax Records. Southern Avenue is also the name of a fiery young Memphis quintet that embodies its home city’s soul, blues and gospel traditions, while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all their own. “If Memphis music is a genre, this is it!” proclaims American Blues Scene, and Rock 103FM calls Southern Avenue, “The most-talked-about band in Memphis.”
Their self-titled debut album is a breath of fresh air with its own unique blend of gospel-tinged R&B vocals, roots/blues-based guitar work and soul-inspired songwriting. And Southern Avenue’s upcoming release on the fabled Stax label is a testament to the young combo’s talent and vision.

Fri
Dec
20
The Weeks (2 Nights) Homecoming Christmas Shows with EL OBO & Left of the Dial BUY TICKETS

High-energy, Rowdy, Raucous, Longhair Mississippi Glam Rock.  That's the sound of Easy, The Week's long-awaited followup to their breakthrough album, Dear Bo Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis — a place filled with the ghosts (and gear) of the Replacements, ZZ Top, and Big Star, all of whom traveled to Ardent to create their own landmark albums — Easy finds The Weeks doubling down on a mix of groove, grit, and guitars. It's swaggering and sharply-focused, shining new light on a band of brothers who, although still in their mid-20s, have already logged a decade's worth of sweaty gigs together. 

Sat
Dec
21
The Weeks (2 Nights) Homecoming Christmas Shows with Betcha & Keeps BUY TICKETS

High-energy, Rowdy, Raucous, Longhair Mississippi Glam Rock.  That's the sound of Easy, The Week's long-awaited followup to their breakthrough album, Dear Bo Jackson. Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis — a place filled with the ghosts (and gear) of the Replacements, ZZ Top, and Big Star, all of whom traveled to Ardent to create their own landmark albums — Easy finds The Weeks doubling down on a mix of groove, grit, and guitars. It's swaggering and sharply-focused, shining new light on a band of brothers who, although still in their mid-20s, have already logged a decade's worth of sweaty gigs together. 

Thu
Dec
26
TVBOO

TVBOO  heads back home to Jackson MS for a special Christmas Hoedown at Martin's on 12/26.

Fri
Dec
27
The Iceman Special BUY TICKETS

The Iceman Special is a 4 piece outfit transplanted from the swamps of Louisiana to New Orleans. They create a sound that resonates with the psych rock community as well as writing songs that explore reggae, funk, melodic pop, prog, and other influences. The bands live shows are notorious for their intensity and their use of innovative and creative visual stimuli while also taking pride in song writing and the delivery of their message. Screeching yet smooth guitars, wandering yet punchy bass lines, synthesizers, driving drum beats, and powerful vocals form a one of kind soundscape.

Sat
Dec
28
John Paul Keith

A 12-year veteran of the Memphis music scene, singer, songwriter, and guitarist John Paul Keith has four critically acclaimed solo albums, including his latest, Heart Shaped Shadow. The album was produced by Austin, Texas guitar legend Will Sexton for Last Chance Records, alongside In The Meantime, the debut full-length from Motel Mirrors, a collaboration between Keith, Sexton, and singer/bassist Amy LaVere, which reached #21 on the Americana Albums chart in 2018.

Tue
Dec
31
New Year's Eve with The Captain Midnight Band

 The Captain Midnight Band's diverse appeal has resulted in club, theater, and festival dates with such acts as Dark Star Orchestra, moe, Cypress Hill, Twiddle, Marcus King, Leftover Salmon, Midnight North, Cornmeal, N.R.P.S.,  Karl Denson, TAUK, and many more more.

Thu
Jan
02

In 1999, while he was still living in East Palmdale, Los Angeles, Afroman released his first album, Sell Your Dope, and played parties, sidewalks, and contests. Not finding L.A. to his liking, he moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he teamed up with drummer Jody Stallone and keyboardist/bassist Daryl Havard. In the spring of 2000 he recorded his breakout LP, Because I Got High, with producer Tim Ramenofsky. He distributed it at shows with the help of T-Bones Records in Hattiesburg. As word spread about his live shows, demand for his music increased. At the time, online file-sharing service Napster had just kicked off the MP3 revolution, which turned out to be a boon for Afroman. A fan managed to acquire a copy of his album in digital form and posted the track "Because I Got High" to Napster. Howard Stern also boosted the popularity of the track by playing it on his radio show. "Because I Got High" went on to become a huge worldwide hit by the end of 2001. It was nominated for a Best Rap Grammy in 2002.

Fri
Jan
03
Southern Komfort Brass Band

Founded in 2010, the Jackson (MS)-based Southern Komfort Brass Band brought together 7 musicians who quickly discovered their niche - New Orleans-style street jazz with a unique Mississippi twist.  Countless thousands have traveled to New Orleans to hear the likes of Dirty Dozen, Rebirth, Soul Rebels, Hot 8 and Lil' Rascals Brass Bands.  

Sat
Jan
04
Hood Baby and the Barnacles

With members hailing from the sister states of Alabama and Mississippi, Hood Baby and the Barnacles are one of the south's hottest up and coming party-funk bands. With a pocket so tight you couldn't fit a flea, Hood Baby boasts bodacious riff-work that would make funk's forefathers proud. This quartet oozes mojo reminiscent of the late greats of the 1970's, all while laying down infectious grooves that are undeniably their own.  HB&B plays funk with a high energy show that will leave you with a beat to your step and a shake to your rump, as they dip in and out of party vibes and soothing soul grooves.

Sat
Jan
18
Stoop Kids

Stoop Kids’ sound is an eclectic mix of soul, surf, hip-hop, doo-wop, rock, and jazz with a psychedelic pop aftertaste. This, combined with their high-energy, theatrical, performances, makes Stoop Kids unique and unpredictable.

Fri
Jan
24
Jason Hawk Harris BUY TICKETS

Jason Hawk Harris hit rock bottom during the writing and recording of his debut full-length Love & the Dark. In the last few years, the Houston-born-and-raised, Los Angeles-based musician endured life-altering hardships—illness, death, familial strife, and addiction—yet from these trials, a luxuriant and confident vision of art country emerged.

Sat
Jan
25
William Matheny

It’s fitting that William Matheny has chosen to honor the 15th anniversary of Centro-matic’s tour de force album Love You Just the Same on his new 7-inch: The 2003 full-length from Will Johnson’s four-piece was one of the most acclaimed releases from Misra Records’ first five years, and Matheny has emerged as one of the label’s standard-bearers as it enters closes in on the end of its second decade.

Sat
Feb
01
Perpetual Groove with Funk You BUY TICKETS

Perpetual Groove

Rising out of Savannah, GA in 2001, Perpetual Groove has grown quickly into a formidable international touring organization. Now based in Athens, GA, the band continues to ride an unending wave of momentum buoyed by an enthusiastic fan base and international critical acclaim. Fans of Perpetual Groove (or PGroove, as the fans like to call them) are known to follow the band from state to state, night to night, to experience their euphoric live show that features an ever changing set-list. Perpetual Groove's music has evolved into a genre-bending, highly original sound that touches upon jazz-rock, neo-psychedelia, R&B, trance electronica, progressive rock, and anthemic arena rock. Their large catalog of original music offers something for everyone, but the band is also known for their eclectic range of covers; including everything from Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls On Parade". The addition of an intense, retina burning, intelligent light show creates an atmosphere unlike any other, assuring fans they'll get a highly polished, yet different show each night.

Funk You

HAILING FROM THE EAST SIDE GA TOWN OF AUGUSTA, FUNK YOU IS AN OUTGOING BURST OF ENERGY THAT IS CONTINUALLY CLIMBING THEIR WAY TO THE TOP OF THE MUSIC SCENE. THIS "FUNK" ORIENTED OUTFIT PROJECTS MULTIPLE MUSICAL STYLES FOCUSING MAINLY ON DANCE DRIVEN GROOVES WITH POWERFUL CLEAN VOCALS. INCORPORATING INTRIGUING MUSICAL COMPOSITION, TASTEFUL LYRICS, AND CROWD CAPTIVATING LIVE PERFORMANCES, FUNK YOU IS SURELY TO MAKE AN IMPRINT ON YOUR MUSICAL TASTE.

Fri
Feb
07
Defunk with Special Guest

The versatility Defunk delivers in both his DJ sets and live performances has caught the attention of Pretty Lights, GRiZ and Gramatik. With a constantly changing set and rapidly expanding discography, Defunk consistently constructs a show brimming with allure and absolute magic.

Sat
Feb
08
Tab Benoit BUY TICKETS

One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich Bayous of Southern Louisiana in recent years, Tab Benoit’s guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis-Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers. He doesn’t rely on any effects and his set up is simple. It consists of a guitar, cord, and Category 5 Amplifier. The effects that you hear come from his fingers.

Fri
Feb
14
The Stolen Faces (Nashville's Tribute to The Grateful Dead)

The Grateful Dead continue to have one of the most rabid and loyal followings of any band in history, and deservedly so: They wrote great songs, and they were excellent musicians and terrific improvisers who never played a tune the same way twice. The Stolen Faces deftly capture the spirit of the Dead, covering a wide variety of songs from the band’s expansive catalog and delivering them with the sort of energy and spontaneity that might have you thinking you’re standing in the Fillmore West in 1971. Led by bassist Christian Grizzard, the group features guitarist Jack Silverman, drummer Matt Martin, and a rotating cast of some of Nashville’s top session and touring musicians.

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