This Saturday afternoon, Dan Montgomery will release a new single at the Murphy's. Released by Philadelphia label Platterhead, Montgomery's new record is heavily impacted by equal parts Staple Singers and the Flamin' Groovies, two extremely influential acts that are important for very different reasons. While the Staple Singers cranked out hits like "Respect Yourself" and were ultimately inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Flamin' Groovies were incredibly significant to the overall powerpop/pop-punk community, inspiring bands like Teenage Head, and former Goner Records band CoCoComa even paid homage to the band's iconic artwork with their 2007 self-titled release.
Also on the show are the Klitz, Memphis' first all-female punk-rock band. Shaped by Alex Chilton and championed by garage-rock labels like Spacecase, Goner, and In the Red, the Klitz have returned several times over the last few years in the form of reissued records and a handful of one-off performances. While there have been many female-fronted punk bands to come from Memphis since the Klitz made a racket (Lost Sounds, NOTS, Pistol Whipped, Toxie), the nostalgia of the first wave of Southern punk is still alive and well with the band, and seeing them live after the reissue of the "Hard Up" single and their latest release, Live at the Well, should be one of the best live-music opportunities of the month.
Rounding out the show are Philly punk legends Dixy Blood, who are making the drive down from the City of Brotherly Love to help Montgomery celebrate his new record. This will be Dixy Blood's first time in Memphis, but with a stacked bill of seasoned rockers, it should be a gig to remember.**Due to the Buccanneer closing, this show has been moved to Murphy's.