Local indie rockers Berkano will release their third album tonight at the Hi-Tone Cafe. Berkano have been around since 2012, but the band has recently been gaining more attention after opening for national touring acts like Jeff The Brotherhood and The Growlers.
Also on the bill are fellow up-and-comers Ugly Girls, one of many new bands in Memphis along with groups like Loser Vision, Liquid Teens, and Nervs. It's a good time to like underground rock and roll in Memphis, so head to the Hi-Tone tonight and support local music! Check out Berkano's last EP High School Sweetheart below, and get to the Hi-Tone by 9pm. $7 gets you in.
Local punk group Manateees have just released their debut album, and that's the grotesque album artwork above. After a few tours and a handful of now hard-to-find singles on labels like Tic Tac Totally and Goner Records, Manateees have finally sat still long enough to crank out a full length that their record label calls a "nasty, cruel journey into dark places."
New Orleans punk label Pelican Pow Wow is responsible for the full length, the same institution behind Buck Biloxi and the F*cks, Mac Blackout Band and other fine musical acts. Pick up the Sit and Spin album directly from the band, or from one of the handful of record stores in town. Check out the video below to get a better understanding of what Manateees are all about, or road trip to one of their upcoming shows listed below!
Manateees West Coast Tour:
10-09 Springfield, MO - Blackbox
10-10 Kansas City, MO - Johnstown
10-11 Omaha, NE - The Sydney
10-12 Denver, CO - HiDive
10-13 Salt Lake City, UT - Diabolical Records
10-14 Boise, ID - Neurolux
10-15 Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge
10-16 Portland, OR - The Know
10-17 Eureka, CA - Little Red Lion
10-18 Oakland, CA - Stork Club
10-19 San Francisco, CA - Hemlock
10-20 Los Angeles, CA - Permanent Records
10-21 Tempe, AZ - YuccaTapRoom
10-22 Las Cruses, NM - TrainYard
10-23 Austin, TX - Hotel Vegas
10-25 Jackson, MS - Hal and Mal's
10-26 Hattiesburg, MS - The Tavern
10-31 New Orleans, LA - OneEyedJacks
11-07 Memphis, TN - The Hi-Tone
Pearl Jam brings their Fall US Tour to FedExForum on Tuesday, October 14th, and we've got tickets.
You can enter as many times as you like. Winners will be drawn and notified via email on Thursday, October 9th.
You can purchase tickets here.