The stars have aligned, it seems, and the concert gods are casting their affection toward Chattanooga on this Thursday, Oct. 3.
Four incredible shows highlight the evening. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect. It seems there is something for everybody tonight.
Track 29 kicks off a month of incredible shows with country crooner Dwight Yoakam tonight. Known for his genre-bending songs, Yoakam has also taken to the big screen in “Sling Blade” and “The Newton Boys.” In 2000, he authored, starred and directed “South of Heaven, West of Hell.” Musically, Yoakam was considered a favorite by Johnny Cash. His masterpiece album is “This Time” which features blockbuster songs like “Fast as You” and “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere.” His latest album is “3 Pears.” Click here for tickets.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: 1400 Market Street
How much: $45
Like your music a little more improvisational and outsider? Then Barking Legs Theater have a seat for you tonight with The Molecules, a no-fi, free-rock, prog-punk (and so on, and so on) band led by Ron Anderson. Anderson, a self-taught composer, is one third of the band which also features John Shiurba, a guitarist and composer, and drummer Thomas Scandura. Anderson said of the band’s music, “The basic ideas: take highbrow art and make it lowbrow, make it ugly, make it ‘rock’, make it not ‘rock’, play beyond our limitations, make it wrong.” Get tickets here. Korybantes and Red Okra King are also scheduled to perform.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: 1307 Dodds Ave.
How Much: $10
An Evening with Paul Thorn
Rhythm & Brews hosts the wonderful Paul Thorn and band tonight. Thorn’s shows are filled with witty banter, stories and masterful songs. My current favorite is a raunchy ballad about a girl working at a snake farm. It’s called “Snake Farm.” His latest album is 2012’s “What The Hell is Going On” and highlights Thorn’s amazing vocal talent and songwriting prowess. I’ve heard his voice described as the audible equivalent to a dirt road worn smooth. This one should be fun.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: 221 Market St.
How Much: $20
Kishi Bashi etc.
JJ’s Bohemia has a great triple bill of bands tonight highlighted by Kishi Bashi, the project of singer/songwriter K. Ishibashi. As an artist, Ishibashi honed his talent as a featured touring musician for Sondre Lerche, Regina Spektor and Of Montreal. His 2012 album “151a” featured indie hits “Bright Whites” and “Manchester.” In addition, Fancy Colors and Dead Testaments will also perform. The latter band is considered “Noir rock” and “ear candy for the macabre,” according to the Facebook event page. They are also from Chattanooga.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: 231 E. M.L. King Blvd.
How Much: Typically between $7 and $15