Saturday night, the up-and-coming Murfreesboro, TN country/punk outfit Those Darlins will make a long-awaited return to the Hi-Tone Cafe. Florence, AL folk band the Pine Hill Haints and local psychedelic free-for-all drugwars will open the show, rounding out a diverse and intriguing bill.
This show is a make-up date for Those Darlins, who were forced to cancel a scheduled Memphis appearance in May, as well as a tour of Australia, due to an injury to group member Nikki Darlin out on the road. Now that she's fully recovered, the group is back to touring in promotion of their critically acclaimed 2009 self-titled debut LP.
Make no mistake, though. Studio success aside, Those Darlins is a band has to be seen live to be fully appreciated. Their shows are raw and ragged, but electric- with the band always seeming to gather steam rather than losing it.
Earlier this year, Paste Magazine released an excellent documentary short about Those Darlins, featuring lots of ferocious live footage. You can see it here:
Those Darlins, the Pine Hill Haints, and drugwars
Saturday, July 10, 10 p.m.
the Hi-Tone Cafe