Cameron Holifield's Cool Shoes spin-off Spectrum
returns to Star Bar in its second month with g-force, Michael Inscoe, Cameron Holifield
and Risky Biz
DJing and Dandiwer
manning a photo booth, 10 p.m., $5. The Greg Spradlin Outfit
, a revolving door of whoever's around and local guitar god Spradlin, returns to White Water Tavern, where its brand of blues-inspired rock 'n' roll should sound right at home — especially with Memphis vets Al Gamble and George Sluppick (The City Champs) playing keys and drums, respectively, 10 p.m., $5. Especially, too, since they're paying tribute to the late great Bobby Charles
, by covering his 1972 eponymous, Band-backed album
in full. "Street People"
is such the jam.
Southern rockers Bleu Edmondson
returns to Sticky Fingerz, 9 p.m., $10.
Thick Syrup's Androids of Ex Lovers
hail from Jacksonville and specialize in a jagged brand of post-punk. They come to Juanita's with the See's Joe Yoder
, who offers a rare solo performance, 10 p.m., $5.
Rising local country star Ryan Couron
plays an acoustic set at the Town Pump, 9 p.m., free.
Downtown Music hosts Synfest
, a two-day metal showcase that kicks off with the likes of Wishtribe
and A Darkened Era
, 8 p.m., $7.SATURDAY 1/16
Local maniacs Brother Andy and His Big Damn Mouth
share a bill with rough-edged rockers Drunken Angels
at White Water Tavern, 10 p.m., $5.
Now that the Natives are free from Chris Denny, they've revived their experimental jazz-prog instrumental act, Mammoth Orange
; they come to the Town Pump, 9 p.m., free.
The second edition of Mo Betta Jazz/Rhythm and Blues
features jazz standouts Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers
along with special guests, SpeakEasy, 9 p.m., $10-$15.
At the Afterthought, local rocker Jeff Coleman
leads his band the Feeders
, 9 p.m., $7. Synfest
continues at Downtown Music with acts like Iron Tongue
, 8 p.m., $7.