WAMM Recommends: Week of Feb. 6

Jeremy Stanfill & The Wild hearts w/Special Guest: Grace Askew, Bailey Bigger & Cyrena Wages

8PM, Tuesday, February 7th (Every Tuesday in Feb.)


Under $10

Jeremy Stanfill’s long awaited EP, “4403,” will be released sometime in the next month or two, and to gear up Stanfill has a sitting residency at B-SIDE every Tuesday in February. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has invited some of Memphis’ top female Americana artists to sit in with him each night. Grace Askew, known for her twangy sultry vocals and performances on The Voice, along with several subsequent studio albums, is up first this Tuesday. Stanfill has a pretty solid band to back him up too– music aces Pat Fusco, Landon Moore, Ryan Peele, and Stephen Williams. Between the band, Stanfill’s new material, and his special guests the residency will be a solid promise all month long. See you there!

Memphis Hangsuite An Artist Collective | Streeter & The Tribe

8PM, Tuesday, February 7th (Every Tuesday in Feb.)

Memphis Music Room


Charles Streeter’s, Memphis Hangsuite : An Artist Collective is back and better than ever at its new home at Memphis Music Room. You never know what you’ll experience at Streeter’s collaborative open mic style music hang, previously hosted at Hernando’s Hideaway. Part networking event and part open mic– this show gives live music entertainers a solid platform to connect with each other on a weekly basis. Tuesday’s featured artist is songstress and Stax Music Academy alum Tia Henderson. The bar is high.

Lady Owl

8PM, Wednesday, February 8th


Under $10

Lady Owl aren’t shy with their hyperbole, you can say that much. “Some call them the sound of the future,” their press materials boast. “Others claim Lady Owl saved their lives by rocking so hard.” Lay any precognitive abilities or death-besting moxie aside, though, and you’ll find that the “rocks hard” part of this equation rings true. With a desert-psych churn that calls to mind the throbbing blues swagger of peak Kyuss or Fu Manchu, Lady Owl temper this fiesty streak with occasional introspective moments of 90s-indebted indie rock that his just as hard as any towering riffage. It’s that versatility that makes these Memphians a hot band to watch in 2023, clever press boasts aside.

Iris Collective: Intersections

7:30PM, Thursday, February 9th

Crosstown Theater


Back in January we enthusiastically recommended a performance by The Iris Collective entitled ‘Spacetime’, and this Thursday the Collective’s back at Crosstown once more, though shifting from The Green Room to Crosstown Theater for a performance they’ve entitled ‘Intersections’. The eccentric modern classical collective once affiliated with the City Of Germantown follows up last month’s success with this collaboration between Iris musicians and highly-acclaimed pianist Zhu Wang. The “chamber concert” will feature music by black and living Chinese composers, and is sure to be as compelling and enthralling as all past Iris Collective-steered outings. Don’t miss it.

An Evening with Don Bryant and the Bo-Keys

7:30 PM, Friday, February 10th

Halloran Centre


At 80 years old, soul singer Don Bryant doesn’t have much left to prove, but you sure wouldn’t know that from his live performances. Based on his high energy and the enduring clarity of his voice, it seems that the  Memphis Music Hall of Fame inductee may have found the fountain of youth somewhere (which we should all be thankful for). Bryant began his career in music as a child singing with his family’s gospel groups before getting a job at Hi Records as a performer and songwriter. While he was never able to breakthrough as a solo artist, he penned some of the legendary label’s greatest songs, including Ann Peebles’ “I Can’t Stand the Rain.” Nearly 50 years later, the elder soul statesman reemerged with a couple of unexpected solo albums that earned him international acclaim and a newfound audience. If you haven’t already, be sure to take this opportunity to see one of the city’s living legends while you still can.

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