Halloween comes early to Memphis, thanks to one of the more intriguing recording studios that's cropped up over the last five years. 5 and Dime Recording will hold their Halloween party/show this Saturday at the Buccaneer.
5 and Dime founder Harry Koniditsiotis will play a rare show with his shoegaze band The Switchblade Kid, making them the de facto headliner of the evening's free show. Switchblade Kid has a new single out now, and the band will hopefully have copies for purchase at the gig. Lifelong Memphian Tony Manard also joins the bill, bringing his brand of folk-ish blues music to the party. Two out-of-towners also take the stage on Saturday, serving as a testament to the reach that 5 and Dime has been able to achieve since becoming a full-fledged studio with affordable day rates that would make many a local recording-studio producer blush. Bruiser Queen from St. Louis is confirmed for the show, and they'll bring their unique power pop to the Bucc earlier in the day-long party. Churchyard from Nashville are also on the bill, making for a homecoming for Alice Buchanan that seems long overdue. Buchanan cut her teeth with Scandaliz Vandalistz before joining the Memphis pop punch-ups Magic Kids and touring the world with her violin and knack for catchy string parts. Buchanan helped keep indie pop music alive in Memphis during the Magic Kids time at the top of the scene, and her new band Churchyard comes highly recommended. It's a free show, so don't mess this up.