BBQ and Bands Tonight at the Hi-Tone

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Tonight at the Hi-Tone three local bands will get together to celebrate the release of Memphis Barbecue: A Succulent History of Smoke, Sauce & Soul, a new book by local writer Craig Meek.

"Music and BBQ are part of what make this city what it is,” Craig Meek said. “They are two things that bring people together, and two signature things that have always been a part of the fabric of this city.”

It makes perfect sense then that Meek would ask three of his favorite local bands to play his book release, those acts being Clay Otis and Shadowbrother, The Switchblade Kid and Dead Soldiers. Check out the Switchblade Kid video below (complete with a Craig Meek cameo), and make plans to be at the Hi-Tone tonight at 9 p.m. for smoked pork and rock and roll. The Hi-Tone pitmaster Richard Forrest will be smoking a whole hog.

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