Bar DKDC serves up another great local show this Saturday when Time and Chickasaw Mound take the "stage" at the Cooper-Young hot spot. Chris Owen has been performing under the name Time for quite a while now, and though the band name is impossible to Google, he's generated a strong local fan base made up of Memphis musicians, local music insiders, and anyone else who knows a good song when they hear one. Owen now spends the majority of his time in New York, but he's currently in town to record an album with Keith Cooper, the house-studio engineer who will also be recording the new NOTS album this month.
One of the only bands who has made multiple appearances on the Rocket Science Audio Variety Show, Time owes equal amounts to Gram Parsons, Lee Hazlewood, Leonard Cohen, and every other acoustic guitar-wielding badass who can write catchy songs about seemingly insignificant subjects. Owen's songwriting is honest and effortless, demanding attention with songs that will make you feel content in your misery and happy to be alive. His recorded works up to this point have all been stellar, and after coming back home with (presumably) a bag full of new tricks, the latest Time album seems already destined to be one of the first interesting local releases of the new year. Also on the bill is Chickasaw Mound, a band we've been telling you to go see for quite some time now. A perfect counterpart to the music of Time, Chickasaw Mound seem to get better with every performance, so if you haven't taken our advice yet, start this year off right and get to Bar DKDC by 10 p.m. on Saturday. As for the new record from Time, it should be out this spring.