Starting today, every Wednesday, I'm going to be highlighting a few shows/events around the region for the upcoming week.... Here are my top three picks...
Pick number one: Tomorrow night, the 16th at The Hi-Tone in Memphis, Swedish Psych/Indie Rock band Dungen is playing with No Joy from Canada. Free Jameson Tasting for 21+ers from 9PM-10 Doors at 9pm/ 18+ show
Dungen is on this US tour in support of their just released their 4th album. They will also be playing Bonnaroo at next (2011) years fest. It's not every night that you get two bands on one bill from out-of-the country. This is the same venue that has seen the likes of Elvis Costello (twice), The Shins, and The Oblivians grace the stage. Personally, one of my favorite venues in the country.
Pick number two: Vox presents Beer, Blues, & BBQ with Scott Barrettaa and Effie Burt from 7PM- 9:30PM, tomorrow night, the 16th at The Powerhouse in Oxford. Scott Barretta interviews blues singer Effie Burt and will show the short film "Smoke and Ears," the story of a Jackson restaurant's 70-year-old tradition of serving smoked pig ear sandwiches. Music by Burt and her band. BBQ from Tallulah's. Beer! Admission is free! Food and drink for a small donation.
Pick number three: Tonight, the 15th, Ghostland Observatory returns to The Lyric!!! 18+ show DOORS: 8:00PM
Ghostland Observatory is not a band, but an agreement between two
friends to create something that not only heals their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock ‘n roll souls. Taking the working man’s approach, Ghostland Observatory spend countless hours in their south Austin studio.