Mellow Mushroom: The Dantones, 8-11 p.m. Friday. 9155 Poplar. 901-907-0243. Ardent Studios: Chris Ford, (live album recording) with guest Bailey Bigger, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 2000 Madison. 901-725-0855. The Blue Monkey: Richard James and the Special Riders, Friday; Papa Top’s West Coast Turnaround, Saturday. 2012 Madison. 901-272-2583. The Cove: Karaoke, 10 p.m. Friday; The Pistol & The Queen, 10 p.m. Saturday; On & Ohn, Glass Mansions at 9 p.m. Monday; Don & Wayde, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Jazz with Ed Finney, Deb Swiney and The U of M Jazz Quartet, 9 p.m. Thursday. 2559 Broad. 901-730-0719. Hi-tone Café: 412-414 N. Cleveland. 901-278-8663.
Friday: Touché Amoré, Ceremony, Gouge Away (big room) at 9 p.m. ($15). All ages.
Saturday: Mountains Like Wax, Pale Lung, Holy Gallows, Movie Night, Pinebox (small room) at 7 p.m. ($10). 18-older.
Sunday: Rickie and Aimee Mothly presents Battle of the Bands Club 3 (small room) at 7 p.m. Doors open 6 p.m. 18-older.
Monday: Midnight Pacific (small room), 9 p.m. ($7); 18-older.
Tuesday: Name and The Nouns (small room), 7 p.m. ($10). 18-older.
Wednesday: MFG presents Pouya, Ramirez (big room) at 8 p.m. ($20). 18-older.
Thursday: Montu “The Official Umphrey’s Mcghee Afterparty” (big room) at 9 p.m. ($5). 18-older. Huey’s: Juliet and the Lonesome Romeos, 4-7 p.m., and Young Petty Thieves, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday. 1927 Madison. 901-726-4372. Java Cabana: Acoustic blues with Steve Lockwood and John Chambliss at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; psych-folk music with Joshua Powell & The Great Train Robbery, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday. 2170 Young Ave. 901-272-7210. Lafayette’s Music Room: Young Petty Thieves Unplugged, 6:30 p.m., and Three Star Revival at 10 p.m. Friday; Susan Marshall & Friends, 11 a.m., Riverbluff Clan, 3 p.m., Pam & Terry, 6:30 p.m., and Koa at 10 p.m. Saturday; Joe Restivo 4 at 11 a.m., Jeffrey & The Pacemakers at 4 p.m., and Monkee-mania: A tribute featuring JD Reager & The Cold Blooded Three, The Subtractions and special guests at 8 p.m. Sunday; John Paul Keith & Co. with special guest at 6 p.m. Monday; Idle & Wild, 5:30 p.m., and Brad Birkedahl at 8 p.m. Tuesday; Brian “Breeze” Cayolle & New Orleans, 5:30 p.m., Jimmy Davis, 8 p.m. and Chickasaw Mound at 10 p.m. Wednesday; Jeremy Stanfill & Joshua Cosby, 6 p.m., and Dead Soldiers and special guests at 9 p.m. Thursday. 2119 Madison. 901-207-5097. Minglewood Hall: Sawyer Fredericks, 8 p.m. Monday ($18-$20) in 1884 Lounge (doors open 6 p.m.); In This Moment, Nonpoint, Shaman’s Harvest, Sunflower Dead at 7 p.m. Tuesday ($28-$30), doors open 6 p.m. ; Umphrey’s Mcgee at 8:30 p.m. Thursday ($27.50$30), doors open 7:30 p.m. 1555 Madison. 901-312-6058. Murphy’s: River City Cadillacs, 6-9 p.m. (free show), and Drug Church with Broke, Friday; Terry Prince & The Principles, Saturday; Nots with Omni (ATL) and DJS, Sunday. 1589 Madison. 901-726-4193. The Haystack: Slap Junior Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday. 6560 U.S. 51 N. 901-872-0567. Strand Music Hall: Country Music Showcase with Billy Owen and his All American Band, 8 p.m. Saturdays. $5. Free for kids ages 9-younger. 7979 Wilkinsville Road. Stage Stop: The Dantones, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday. 2951 Cela. 901-382-1577. Bankplus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove: Blues Traveler, Blind Melon, G. Love & Special Sauce, Soulhat, 7:30 p.m. Friday at 6275 Snowden Lane, Southaven. $20, $25, $29.50. Call 662-892-2660 and Ticketmaster. Huey’s: Soul Shockers, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday. 7090 Malco Blvd. 662-349-7097. Huey’s (Southwind): Bluff City Soul Collective, 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday. 7825 Winchester Road. 901-624-8911.