Oh hey y’all! I hope your week has been as great as mine. My fellow blogger Brian has written a bit about Minglewood Hall which you can read about here. Last Thursday I went to a show at Minglewood’s sister club, the 1884 Lounge.
The set-up at Minglewood/1884 reminds me of two clubs in Boston which I would frequent in my younger years (I’m not that old I swear) called Axis/Avalon. Located across from Fenway Park on Lansdowne Street, The Axis was a small club next to the much larger Avalon. The Axis would host smaller indie bands like Hot Hot Heat while the Avalon would feature larger bands such as The Mars Volta or Silversun Pickups. The clubs were sadly torn down in 2007 and replaced by The House of Blues. You can imagine my excitement when I found out Memphis has a similar concept!
The size of the 1884 Lounge is perfect to see an intimate show. A 400-person capacity, 1884 Lounge is big enough to draw national touring acts while allowing you to have a great view of the band no matter where you stand. Last week I had the pleasure to see the band Perfume Genius. They put on a great show! Their set list spanned their entire catalogue and lasted for over an hour. Being an eager fella, my companion and I were right at the front. The mix was also really well done, giving room for each musician to be heard.
This was a great show and I’ll be sure to go back to the 1884 Lounge to see bands in the future. I also plan on checking out local bands to support the healthy music scene in Memphis. Thank you for joining me again, see you next week!