If you haven’t seen Manatees yet, I highly recommend you check them out. The band is fronted by Abe White (True Sons of Thunder, The Oscars) and also features Keith Hall (Black Blood Division, Mouth Karate) on bass, and Charlotte Watson (Bake Sale) on drums. Think really dirty garage punk done Memphis style (though at times I hear elements of Flipper in their songs).
Austin Texas’ Creamers had a very straight forward punk rock sound (think Black Flag or The Germs). While they sounded great and played their hearts out, they unfortunately suffered from the indifference of a Tuesday night crowd in Memphis.
When Noise Choir called it quits last year, I was bit bummed, but thankfully JB Horell and Patrick Glass are continuing to play together with Moving Finger. Also featuring Laurel Ferdon on drums, this band has moved away from the surf rock sensibilities of both Noise Choir and Horrell and Glass’s other project Mouth Karate, and embraces a more punk and garage sound.
San Francisco, California’s Thee Oh Sees will be playing the Hi-tone tonight with Australia’s Total Control (featuring members of Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and Memphis’s own Tiger High. Doors open at 9:00, cover is $10, 18 and up.