The Flyer's music writers tell you where you can go.

Oxford's Fat Possum flaunts two of its finest in town this week: Memphis bluesman Robert "Wolfman" Belfour will play the venerable South Main restaurant the Arcade on Friday, June 18th. And Mississippi bluesman Paul "Wine" Jones, who released a couple of heralded records on Fat Possum in the '90s, will be at Murphy's Wednesday, June 23rd.

Alt-country and roots-rock fans will want to check out the down-south sound of Pat Green and The Lost Trailers at the New Daisy Theatre Thursday, June 17th. An inheritor of Texas troubadours such as Robert Earl Keen and Jerry Jeff Walker, Green built his reputation through constant touring on the alt-country bar circuit before crossing over to country mainstream. Atlanta's Lost Trailers contribute to the recent marriage of country with classic and Southern rock on their 2004 debut, Welcome to the Woods, which might be called alt-country to tailgate to.

Best bet among locals this week might be the pairing of Cory Branan and Snowglobe's Tim Raygun, who'll play the Hi-Tone Café Saturday, June 19th.

--Chris Herrington

The nearly nekkid beat-punk trio The Demolition Doll Rods mine 1950s blues, rockabilly, and Phil Spector-style bad-girl rock-and-roll. On record, they are kindred to the Hellcats, who brought tough biker-chick attitude to the Memphis scene as the '80s gave way to the '90s. But live, the Doll Rods are more about leather, chains, crazy-looking pasties, bare skin, and glam. Following in the performance tradition of fellow Detroit rocker Iggy Pop, their shows are loud, nasty, and unpredictable. As suggested by "Married for the Weekend," the Doll Rods' anthem to nonstop carnality, sex is the cornerstone of the act. The music is almost secondary to the gimmick, which is too bad. There's some really good stuff buried underneath all that attitude and all those decibels. The Doll Rods will be at the Hi-Tone Café on Thursday, June 17th, with Memphis punks The Dutch Masters and Tyler Keith & the Preacher's Kids, who never fail to satisfy.


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

    • Being Good Pays Off

      Johnnie Frierson gets the vinyl treatment.
    • Rock the Block

      Introducing Royal Records, the latest project from the iconic Royal Studios.


Hungry Memphis

Another Best Memphis Burger Fest in the Books

From My Seat

A (Slightly Premature) Redbirds Season Wrapup

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Don Lifted

Hungry Memphis

Guess Where I'm Eating Contest 110

News Blog

MATA Security Guard Placed on Diversion in Passenger Death

News Blog

Top Guns: Shelby Tops Tennessee in Handgun Permits

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Movies and Video Games Meet at the Cossitt Library

News Blog

President Jimmy Carter Discusses His Work with Habitat


More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

© 1996-2016

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation