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5 Concerts in April You Don’t Want to Miss

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Sometimes, it’s hard to search through all the different music listings in Memphis and pick out which concerts to go. So, we’ve picked out five shows this month that you don’t want to miss:

  • Greyhounds – Hi Tone Café – April 11 @ 9:00 PM – $8

After years of putting in superb work with JJ Grey & Mofro, Austin-based soul-duo Andrew Trube and Anthony Farrell, a.k.a. Greyhounds, are finally getting their chance to shine on their brand new album Accumulator, out this week on Memphis’ own Ardent Music, and will be making a stop at the Hi Tone Café to showcase their brand-new sound. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased here in advance.

You can also stream Accumulator in full here at USA Today, and check out the music video for the album’s lead single “What’s On Your Mind?” here.

  • Agori Tribe CD Release Show – 1884 Lounge at Minglewood Hall – April 12 @ 8:00 PM – $7

Jam band Agori Tribe, who have become local favorites over the past few years with their self-described brand of “space island funk rock,” will be throwing a release party for their new album Hard Mountain Truth this month, which is sure to be an exciting live show full of the psychedelic guitar solos and soulful rhythms that the group has become known for.

Cover for the night is $7 and will feature performances from openers Mixed Medium and Standby For Mars as well.

  • Thursdays Squared Inaugural Block Party – Overton Square –April 17 @ 6:00 PM – $5

Last month, Resource Entertainment Group announced the start of Overton Square’s new concert series, Thursdays Squared, which kicks off April 17.  The line-up includes a who’s who of Memphis artists including Party Planet, Patrick Dodd, Beale Street Flippers, Ruby Wilson, Al Kapone and more.

  • Rhythm & Greens Festival – New Daisy Theatre – April 26 – 7:00 PM – $8 adv/$10 door

With their debut album, the newly-formed trio Mason Jar Fireflies decided they also wanted to showcase the rest of the Memphis folk scene that has helped shaped their unique sound. Hence, the 1st Annual Rhythm & Greens Festival was formed, which will include performances by established acts such as Patrick Dodd and Loser’s Way Home as well as new comers Mary Owens and Greg Pratt.

Tickets are $8 in advance here and $10 at the door with part of the proceeds going to support local non-profit Restore Corps.

  • The Grifters – Hi Tone Café – April 26 – 9:00 PM – $12

If you know Memphis’ punk rock history, you already know that seeing a band like The Grifters doesn’t happen very often. For just $12, you can purchase tickets here to see what the Hi Tone itself calls “One of the great Memphis bands. Ever.”

Any shows you think should be on this list? Let us know in the comments!

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