Few Memphis musicians are as prolific, talented, and musically knowledgeable as Graham Winchester, the co-owner of Blast Habit Records and the drummer for some of Memphis’ finest bands. In a week absolutely packed with great live music options, we reached out to Graham to help us pinpoint his choice for a cant-miss show to recommend to our readers. Unsurprisingly, he looked towards this weekend’s Gonerfest for a bit of inspiration and chose the New Orleans duo Quintron and Miss Pussycat, who will be performing on Thursday evening at 8:45 at Railgarten on Gonerfest’s opening night.
‘If I were gonna recommend a show in Memphis this weekend, I’d make sure to check out Quintron and Miss Pussycat at Gonerfest. Beyond the fact that they are dear friends and some of the coolest/kindest souls walking the planet, their music can truly take you to another time and space.
Quintron invented the Drum Buddy, a homemade drum machine that a special few musicians around the world have the privilege of owning. He’s also rigged up a beautiful, crunchy organ/electric piano combo with the grill of a classic car on the front; together these create a unique blend of tones that support well-crafted, hypnotic songs.
Miss P usually begins the ceremony of music with a handcrafted puppet show, then she sings alongside Quintron and shakes the maracas.
Q&P offer up the best of New Orleans, and their roots with Memphis and Goner Records go crazy deep. For evidence, check out the Oblivians “Play Nine Songs With Mr. Quintron” album.
What’s amazing about Quintron and Miss Pussycat is both their albums and live shows are both a total dance party. The energy they bring to the stage translates on all the records. I see this group as often as I possibly can, and you should see them at Gonerfest this weekend!”
Quintron & Miss Pussycat @ Gonerfest
Thursday 8:45 pm @ Railgarten