Upcoming Concerts to Check Out

Emily McFarland, Staff Writer

Judah and the Lion at Minglewood Hall (2/12/16)

Judah and the Lion is a Nashville based americana-folk band that was started in 2011. The trio met through mutual friends while attending Belmont University. Their sound is refreshing; they can be described as Mumford and Sons meets The Head and the Heart. Earlier this year they came to Memphis’ Moon River Festival. Their stage presence is upbeat and fun; their Minglewood concert should not be missed.

Girlpool at Hi-Tone Cafe (2/16/16)

The folk-punk duo Girlpool is comprised of Cleo Tucker (guitar and vocal) and Harmony Tividad (bass and vocals). Girlpool is far from mainstream, but their lack of drumming combined with powerful harmonies and emphasized basslines make them memorable. Their lyrics are packed with feminist statements and are complemented by catchy choruses. The intimate atmosphere at Hi-Tone will be perfect for Girlpool.

HoneyHoney at the 1884 Lounge, Minglewood Hall (2/18/16)

The Los-Angeles based alternative folk duo HoneyHoney will be making their debut in Memphis in February. The band is comprised of  Benjamin Jaffe (musician) and Suzanne Santo (musician/model/actress). A year after they met at a costume party, the two signed a record deal. HoneyHoney’s sound is soulful and bluesy; their performance at the 1884 Lounge will be perfect for anyone looking for a peaceful concert.

Dropkick Murphys at the New Daisy Theatre (2/24/16)

Dropkick Murphys is a Celtic punk band that was formed in 1996 in Quincy, Massachusetts. They will be making their return to Memphis in late February, after their year-long absence since Beale Street Music Festival. Dropkick Murphys is the perfect band to see if you are looking for a refreshing and new concert. Their stage presence is simply exhilarating. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of Celtic-punk, you can’t not enjoy this band. The New Daisy is the perfect venue for Dropkick Murphys.