by J.D. Reager
Tomorrow night - Friday, January 11 - marks the return of the chaotic Seattle-by-way-of-Iowa rock outfit Sioux City Pete and the Beggars to Memphis for a show at Murphy's. Joining the band on the bill will be fellow Iowa rockers Slut River and locals Time.
Sioux City Pete and the Beggars formed in 2002 "in violent opposition to the White Stripes and all 'quaint' blues rock." And be sure - there's nothing at all quaint or understated about the group or it's wily and outspoken frontman.
Time is a new-ish (new enough to not have any YouTube clips that I could find) band fronted by longtime Memphis scene presence Chris Owen (Limes) and features ex-Harmony Brothers singer/guitarist Phil Weaver on drums. It's definitely worth your, ahem, time.
Sioux City Pete and the Beggars, Slut River, and Time
Friday, January 11, 10 p.m.