by J.D. Reager
This Thursday night (November 1), Murphy's will host a dynamic triple bill pairing two up-and-coming acts from out of town along with a local scene veteran fronting an brand new combo.
St. Louis, MO/Oxford, MS indie duo Water Liars will serve as the evening's headliners. The band is currently touring behind a solid debut LP Phantom Limb, which was released earlier this year by Misra Records. Here is video of Water Liars performing live at Ardent Studios:
For more on Water Liars, see Stephen Deusner's feature story from earlier this month.
The opener of the show be Washington D.C. alt-blues trio Mission South. Here is footage of the band performing live at D.C.'s legendary 9:30 Club:
For my money, however, the best reason to attend is the middle act, Blair Combest and the Quitters. The Quitters is a relatively new backing band for the local indie-folk singer/songwriter, and is comprised many well known names from the scene, including Clay Ayers (Yazoo Shakes), Mike Larrivee (Giant Bear), and John Paul Shaffer (Bryan Hartley Industries). Here's a fun video of Blair playing solo inside of a CK's Coffee Shop:
And here is a video for one of Combest's more well-known songs, "Lovely":
Water Liars, Blair Combest and the Quitters, and Mission South
Thursday, November 1
9 p.m. doors