Hadley’s Pub: Brian Johnson at 9 tonight; Frankie Hollie and the Noise at 9 p.m. Saturday; 5th Kind, 5:30 p.m. Sunday; Lamar Ave. Love, 8 p.m. Wednesday. At 2779 Whitten Road. 266-5006. Mimi’s Italian Café: Van Duren (solo), Wednesdays 7:30-9:30 p.m. 7546 Summer Ave./U.S. 70 at Appling Road, Bartlett. All ages; no cover charge. 373-5535.
Beale Street Tap Room: Ghost Town Blues Band, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. tonight and Saturday; Juke Joint All Stars 8 p.m.-midnight Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. 168 Beale. 527-4392. Blues City Café: At 138 Beale. Call 526-3637.
Tonight and Saturday: Brad Birkedahl and the Burnin’ Love Band at 8 p.m.; VJ G’Reg at midnight.
Sunday: Gary Hardy and the Memphis 2, 6 p.m.; FreeWorld, 10:30 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday: Gary Hardy and the Memphis 2 at 7 p.m. King’s Palace Café: Memphis Jazz Trio, 6:30-10:30 tonight; Guy Venable, 2:30-6:30 p.m., Memphis Jazz Trio, 7-11 p.m. Saturday; David Bowen, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. 162 Beale. 521-1851. King’s Palace Café Patio: At 162 Beale. Call 521-1851.
Tonight: Ms. Zeno, 3-7 p.m.; 2 Weeks Notis, 7:30 p.m. until close.
Saturday: Forest Gras, noon-4 p.m.; Ms. Zeno, 4:30-8:30 p.m.; 2 Weeks Notis, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sunday: Cowboy Neil, 2-6 p.m.; Memphis Bluesmasters, 6:30 p.m. until close.
Monday, Tuesday: Ms. Zeno, 3-7 p.m.; Juke Joint All Stars, 7:30 p.m.-close. New Daisy Theatre: 330 Beale. Call (866) 468-7630 or 525-8981. newdaisy.com
Brothers of Blasphemy with special guests Slaughtering the Sick, Ajari Joan and Indirect Escape. Doors open at 7 tonight ($10). All ages.
Kavatica and Parallels with special guests Here Lies Heart, Never Forgotten, Niur, Cognitive Atrophy, Anywhere But Alaska, Dime Fiction, Shallow Waters, In Reply and Constellations. Doors open 3:30 p.m. Saturday. $10 in advance (includes $1 restoration fee). All ages.
Absentease with special guests Tigerhead Missile Shark, The Colossals and Mother May I. Doors open 7 p.m. Sunday. $10 advance general admission. All ages.
The Black Dahlia Murder with special guests Beast in the Field, Left for the Birds and Clients. Doors open 7 p.m. Thursday. $13 advance general admission, $15 day of show (price includes the $1 restoration fee). All ages. Rum Boogie Café: At 182 Beale. Call 528-0150.
Tonight : Pam & Terry, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; James Govan and the Boogie Blues Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Saturday: Pam & Terry, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; Larry Raspberry & The Highsteppers, 9-10:30 p.m.; and James Govan and the Boogie Blues Band, 11 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Sunday: Blake Ryan Band, 7-11 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday: Brandon Santini & His Band, 7-11 p.m. Blues Hall Coffee Shop (inside Rum Boogie): At 182 Beale. Call 528-0150.
Today: Plantation All Stars, 3-7 p.m.; Brandon Santini & His Band, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Saturday: Juke Joint All Stars, 3-7 p.m.; Brandon Santini & His Band, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Sunday: Juke Joint All Stars, 3-7 p.m.; The Dr. “Feel Good” Potts Band, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Monday: The Dr. “Feel Good” Potts Band, 8 p.m.-midnight.
Tuesday: Memphis Bluesmasters, 8 p.m.-midnight. Superior Bar: Chris Gales & David Daniels Duo, 5-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. 159 Beale. 523-1940. Wet Willie’s: Traffic Jam Band, 7-11 tonight; Sofa Kings Band, 7-11 p.m. Saturday. At 209 Beale. Call 578-5650.
Abundant Grace Ministries: The Almost Famous Gospel Singing Jubilee at 7 tonight, featuring The “Almost Famous” Crains & Bluff City Quartet. 9239 E. Holmes Road. Call 299-8831. Huey’s: The Memphis Icebreakers, 8 p.m. Sunday. 2130 W. Poplar. Call 854-4455.
Huey’s: Rustenhaven, 8:30 p.m. Sunday. At 1771 N. Germantown Pkwy. Call 754-3885.
Café Soul: Dedicated Music Group (DMG) celebrates with a debut showcase featuring T.A. (Tasha Andrews), along with guest performance by hip-hop group Focal. 8 p.m. Sunday. 492 S. Main (in the South Main Arts District). Huey’s: The Preston Shannon Band, 8:30 p.m. Sunday. 77 S. Second. 527-2700. Kudzu’s: Nancy Apple’s Pickin’ Party, 8-midnight Thursdays. 603 Monroe. Call 525-4924. Madison Hotel: “Sunset Atop the Madison” — Brian “Breeze” Cayolle, 6-10 p.m. Thursday ($7). Doors open 5:30 p.m. Also, the new “Moonlight Atop the Madison” (a late-night event) continues with DJ Tommy Austein at 10:30 p.m. ($5 after 10 p.m.) Madison Hotel, 79 Madison. 333-1200. madisonhotelmemphis.com Orpheum: Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: $56.10, $76.10, $86. Orpheum, 203. S. Main. Call 525-3000. Ticketmaster outlet stores. The Peabody: “Peabody Rooftop Party Series” featuring Almost Famous, 6-11 p.m. Thursday ($10 per person, which includes one drink). The Peabody, 149 Union. Call 529-4000.
Central BBQ East: Van Duren (solo), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. A 4375 Summer Ave. All ages; no cover charge. Howard Vance Guitar Academy presents Dr. José Lezcano, Cuban born guitarist and composer, in concert 8 p.m. Tuesday. At 978 Reddoch Cove (near Poplar & Yates). $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Seating limited. Call 767-6940. Conversation and refreshments afterward. Huey’s: The Settlers, 4-7 p.m.; Larry Raspberry & The Highsteppers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday. 4872 Poplar. 682-7729. Lynchburg Legends Bar & Grill: Local guitarist/singer Tori Tollison, 6-10 p.m. Fridays, through June 24 at Lynchburg Legends Bar and Grill inside Doubletree Memphis East Hotel, 5069 Sanderlin. No cover charge. Call Lynchburg Legends Bar and Grill at 969-7777.
FireHouse Community Arts Center: Jazz-A-Fire Ensemble, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. 985 S. Bellevue. Free admission; bring your own instrument and perform during the final hour. Call 948-9522. Hi-Tone Café: At 1913 Poplar. 278-8663. hitonememphis.com:
Tonight: “Memphis Hates You Fest 3” at 7 ($10-$20). 18-older. Galaxicon: 8-8:30 p.m. Process of Suffocation: 8:409:10 Ragpicker: 9:20-9:50 p.m. Cremains: 10-10:30 p.m. Incineration: 10:40-11:10 p.m. Epoch of Unlight: 11:20-11:50 p.m. Sons of Tonatiuh: 12-12:30 a.m.
Saturday: “Memphis Hates You Fest 3,” 7 p.m. ($10). 18-older. Saurus: 8-8:30 p.m. The Heavy Eyes: 8:40-9:10 p.m. TWAR: 9:20-9:50 p.m. Hosoi Bros.: 10-10:30 p.m. The Dirty Streets: 10:40-11:10 p.m. Gypsy Hawk: 11:20-11:50 p.m. Music Hates You: 12-12:30 a.m.
Sunday: The Spits with TV Ghost & Manatees. 9 p.m. ($8). $18-older.
Tuesday: Royal Thunder, Calthrop and Black Skies. 7 p.m. ($7). All ages.
Wednesday: Hoots & Hellmouth at 9 p.m. ($8). 18-older.
Thursday: Cedric Burnside with The Donkeys at 9 p.m. ($10). 18-older. Huey’s: Larry Raspberry and Unashamed, 4-7 p.m.; The Chaulkies, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday. Huey’s Midtown, 1927 Madison. Call 726-4372. Lou’s Pizza: 12-String Tom Gorbea and Memphisbrown, Wednesdays; Candy Company, Thursdays; Anderson & Jaynes, Fridays; Lucky Larue, Saturdays. All shows 7-10 p.m. 2158 Young. Call 722-4031. louspizzapie.com Minglewood Hall: 1555 Madison. 312-6058. minglewoodhall.com
Mavis Staples with The Bo-Keys at 8 tonight ($25). All ages.
AEG Concepts presents “The Electronic Circus Rave 2” featuring Orbital Resonance with The Dancing Fire & DJ L Boogie at 11 tonight ($6) in the 884 Lounge. Doors open 10:30 p.m. 18-older.
Uncle Luke with national recording artist Shawnna, and a special guest appearance by Hitmann Supreme at 8 p.m. Saturday. $25 in advance, $30 day of show, $40 VIP. Doors open 7 p.m. Guest host and music by DJ Tree. Mature and sexy. Age 18 to party, age 21-older to drink.
Deftones with Dillinger Escape Plan & Le Butcherettes. 8 p.m. Sunday. $29.50 in advance, $31.50 show day ($1 artist charity fee included in every ticket sold).
Minus The Bear with The Constellations & SKYSAW. 8 p.m. Tuesday. $18 in advance, $20 day of show. All ages.
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses with The Americans. 8 p.m. Wednesday. $20 in advance, $22 day of show. All ages. Neil’s: At 1835 Madison. Call 278-NEIL (6345).
Tonight: Patio Fridays Country Music featuring Eddie L. Smith, Buddy Church, Terry Bailey and Tommy Burroughs. 8 p.m. on the Patio. Free.
Saturday: Wampa, Bean, and Nathan Evans. 9 p.m. Music Room And: Vynals Band, 6-10 p.m. on the Patio.
Sundays: Mo Boogie Funk Rock Show! 8 p.m. in Music Room. And: “Sunday on the Patio,” 3-7 p.m., with Danny Green. Free.
Tuesdays: Blue Infernos featuring Elmo Lee Thomas and Lamar Sorrento. 8 p.m. in Music Room.
Wednesdays: “Wednesday Night Bar Stars” (acoustic songwriter showcase) with Nick Redmond, Grace Askew, Geoff Smith, Josh Cosby, Aron Shires, Jessie Munson. 10 p.m. in Music Room. Free. P & H Café: Crosby Tyler, Saturday; Stephanie Nilles, Thelma & The Sleaze, and others Thursday. At 1532 Madison. Call 726-0906. pandhcafe.com Yosemite Sam’s: Karaoke, 8 p.m.-3 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays. At 2126 Madison (at Cooper). Call 726-6138.
Club 5112: Naughty Dog, 10:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. tonight. 5112 Navy Road (east of U.S. 51). 650-1289. Strand Music Hall: At 7979 Wilkinsville. Call 872-1420.
Serverts Heart Quartet, Caty Joyner, tonight.
“Country Music Showcase” with Billy Owen and his All American Band, 8 p.m. Saturdays. Cover charge $5; ages 9-younger free.
Shelby Forest General Store: Live bluegrass music. Live Banjo Pickin’ featuring Tony Butler, Fridays. Outside on deck: Folk and bluegrass music by Barry Bianchi, noon-3 p.m. Saturday & 1-4 p.m. Sunday. At 7729 Benjestown. No cover. 876-5770.
I. P. Yancey Park: Somerville’s 15th annual “Music in the Park” featuring Volunteer Country Band. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at I. P. Yancy Park, 13170 N. Main Street in Somerville. Door prizes, free lemonade, cookies; hot for dogs $1. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Call 465-7301. Barbwire’s Bar & Grill: At 3490 Miss. 305 in Olive Branch. Call (662) 895-7373.
Wednesday/Friday: Karaoke 8-11:45 p.m.
Saturday: Live music (looking for bands that play country, classic rock and dance music).
Sunday: Karaoke 6-10 p.m. or later.
Thursday: Songwriters Night (country and classic rock). The Crossing Bar & Grill: Traffic Jam Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Wednesday at 7281 Hacks Cross, Olive Branch, Miss. Call (662) 893-6242. DeSoto Civic Center: R. Kelly “Love Letters” Tour featuring Keyshia Cole and Marsha Ambrosius 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets $48.50-$88.50. At 4560 Venture Drive. Call the DeSoto Civic Center box office at (662) 280-9120 or (888) 280-9120. Go to Ticketmaster outlet stores. Huey’s: Whiskey Bent, 8:30 p.m. Sunday; Teacherz Pet 5-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. 7090 Malco Blvd. Call (662) 349-7097. J.R.’s Bar & Grill: Chris Gales Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. At 4788 Bethel Road (at Hwy. 78), Olive Branch Miss. Call (662) 890-5612. Snowden Grove Park: “Groovin’ in the Grove.” Free concert series. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Line-up: The Memphis All Stars. Bring your lawn chairs , blankets & coolers. Snowden Grove Park, 7205 Snowden Lane, Southaven. Visit online: groovininthegrove.com The Spot Sports Bar and Grill: Mississippi Music Foundation presents a singer and songwriter showcase 7-11 p.m. Wednesday at 210 E. Commerce in Hernando, Miss. Spotlighting the singing and songwriting talents of Mississippi musicians. No cover charge; benefits go toward the Mississippi Music Foundation’s Money Match program, which is for artists living in Mississippi seeking to record and release an original CD. All genres accepted, but all groups or artist must apply and acceptance is not guaranteed. Call (662) 429-7545. mississippimusicfoundation.org
Huey’s (Southwind): Soul Shockers, 8:30 p.m. Sunday. 7825 Winchester. Call 624-8911.
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Newby’s: Bass Freak Episode: 1, tonight; HoodStock with Slick Sid and the Gangsterbillies, Saturday. 539 S. Highland. Call 452-8408. newbysmemphis.com