On Tap Tonight: Concerts and Screenings



Weekends are supposed to be the busiest time for concerts and film screenings, but tonight's about as loaded as it gets.

Over at the Brooks Museum of Art, there's a concert and screening combo in the form of the experimental documentary Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, which screens twice tonight — at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. — each time with live musical accompaniment from Brendan Canty of hardcore legends Fugazi and members of the band Bitter Tears. Tickets are $12 for museum and Indie Memphis members and $15 for non-members. More info here.

Additionally, the Orpheum Summer Classic Movie Series kicks off with a screening of To Catch a Thief, the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock romantic thriller co-starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. To Catch a Thief is a merely good film from a great director, but seems to be the title the Orpheum has embraced. The series continues tomorrow night with the Coen brothers' The Big Lebowski. Screenings begin at 7:15 each night. Tickets are $7.

David Allan Coe
  • David Allan Coe
On the concert front country, outlaw-country icon David Allen Coe — perhaps best known as the author of "Take This Job and Shove It" — will perform at Handy Park on Beale Street tonight. He'll be joined by Brad Kessler. Admission is free with a $10 minimum food and beverage purchase. Showtime is 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, a few miles southeast, at Snowden Grove Amphitheatre, there's a whole lot more country music going on, as septuagenarian legend Willie Nelson brings his Country Throwdown Tour to town. Nelson will be joined by contemporary outlaw-style artist Jamey Johnson and a long list of up-and-coming country acts. More info here.

With country happening downtown and in Mississippi, Midtown is hosting a couple of promising rock shows tonight. At Minglewood Hall, New York-based electronic duo Ratatat performs at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. And at the Hi-Tone Café, Austin psychedelic rockers the Black Angels perform. Doors open at 9 p.m. Admission is $13.

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