If there was one artist who captured the attention of everyone who attended Gonerfest last year, it was probably this guy:Reverend John Wilkins is back in Memphis and playing the Hi-tone (1913 Poplar Ave.) tonight! Wilkins is the son of legendary blues and gospel singer Robert Wilkins. His album Can’t Hurry God was released last year by Big Legal Mess Records (the same label that released Jack Oblivian’s Rat City and John Paul Keith’s The Man That Time Forgot). If you’re in the mood for some gospel and blues tonight, this is the show you want to be at. Jack Oblivian and the Tennessee Tearjerkers will be headlining this show (after all the Reverend has to get up early and preach tomorrow morning for Easter). Cover is $8 and this show is 18 and up. If you see Reverend Wilkins perform tonight, I’m pretty sure that God will excuse you from missing church tomorrow morning;-)
Overton Square Crawfish Festival
The Overton Square Crawfish Festival is today at noon! This is free, and there will be live performances from Jimbo Mathus and the Tri State Coalition, Jack Oblivian (who is pulling double duty today), The Eric Deaton Trio, and Jeffrey James and the Haul! The festival kicks off at noon! Speaking of artists pulling double duty today…Richard James & The Special Riders will be playing the patio at Le Chardonnay (2094 Madison Ave.) during Crawfish Festival at 2:00pm before heading to The Cove for……
Richard James & The Special Riders 7″ Release Show
Tuesday I posted a review of Richard James & The Special Riders’ new 7″. Tonight at The Cove (2559 Broad Ave.), the band will be celebrating the release of this 7″ with Fresh Flesh and Gasoline Grace! This will kick off around 10pm. Cover for the show is $5 and the 7″ is also only $5. If you are unable to make it out tonight, fear not….you can still own your own copy of this record by floating over t0 the Wrecked ‘Em Wreckords website! This show is 21 and up.
Digital Leather and the River City Tanlines
And again…I almost dropped the ball and forgot to mention and important show….Digital Leather will be playing the Poplar Lounge (2586 Poplar Ave.) tonight! They will be joined by the River City Tanlines and Ilya Twins. This show will kick off at 10:00pm and is $5. 21 and up!
Other shows you might want to consider:
Saturday, April 7
Sunday, April 8
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