7 concerts to see this week including Dan Spencer, Ratboys, Jaron Utt, and more

dan spencer standing in front of old spooky building

Feature photo courtesy of Dan Spencer

Shows to see during the last week of March

Here are seven concerts to see in the next seven days, happening all around Chattanooga.

Tuesday 3/26: Restless Spirit, Temple of the Fuzz Witch at JJ’s Bohemia

Restless Spirit’s latest album, “Afterimage,” marks a departure from their previous works. The Long Island trio combines deep-fried guitars with pounding rhythms and heartfelt vocals, delivering short, impactful tracks. Lyrically driven by personal tragedy, the album serves as a cautionary tale. Drawing inspiration from bands like Black Sabbath and Type O Negative, Restless Spirit infuses aggressive modern metal with stoner-doom influences. Temple of the Fuzz Witch will open the show. // JJ’s Bohemia 9:00pm $12 at door, 21+ Get tickets here.

Official video for Restless Spirit’s “Marrow”

Wednesday 3/27: The Empty Pockets at Yellow Racket Records

The Empty Pockets, a Chicago quartet, radiate a unique blend of Americana, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll soul. Their latest LP, “Gotta Find The Moon,” recorded partly at Abbey Road Studios, showcases their growth and passion for creating music that resonates deeply with audiences worldwide. Whether on record or stage, The Empty Pockets illuminate every space they touch with their joyful and soulful sound. // Yellow Racket Records 6:00pm, Free show. Reserve your spot here.

The Empty Pockets video for “Gotta Find The Moon”

Thursday 3/28: Kimi Carter, Jaron Utt, Michael Alan Scott at Yellow Racket Records

Experience a delightful evening in the company of three singer-songwriters with local connections. Kimi Carter and Michael Alan Scott, presently based in Nashville, are among them. Carter unveiled her debut EP “fluorescent” in 2022, while Scott released his EP “Tom’s Apple, Vol. 2” last November. Jaron Utt, a familiar face on stages in town, both under his own name and as part of Walter Slide. His debut album, “In Case I Don’t See You,” debuted in 2021. // Yellow Racket Records 8:00pm $10 at door. Get tickets here.

Kimi Carter’s “tomorrow, baby” from her EP fluorescent.

Friday 3/29: Ratboys, Ducks Ltd. at Barking Legs

Experience the phenomenal Ratboys and Ducks Ltd at an intimate venue this week. Ratboys, known for their captivating blend of indie rock and Americana showcased in the fantastic album ‘The Window,’ guarantee an unforgettable performance. Opening for them, Toronto-based jangle-pop band Ducks Ltd, fresh off their February release ‘Harm’s Way,’ will set the stage. Don’t miss these exceptional bands! Read our preview of the show here. // Barking Legs Theater 8:00pm $23.18, 18+ Get tickets here.

Official video for “I Go Out At Night” by Ratboys

Friday 3/29: Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ at Barrelhouse Ballroom

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, from Atlanta, Georgia, blends Southern rock with folk influences. Founded in 1985 by Kevn Kinney, the band gained popularity with their heartfelt lyrics and energetic performances. Over the years, they’ve released numerous albums, including “Mystery Road” and “Fly Me Courageous,” both southern rock classics. Their enduring legacy in the rock scene earned them a spot in the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2015. Their iconic Southern sound is best enjoyed live. // Barrelhouse Ballroom 8:00pm $20 adv, $25 day of. Get tickets here.

Official video for Drivin’ N’ Cryin’s “Fly Me Courageous”

Saturday 3/30: Dan Spencer at The Woodshop

Dan Spencer’s album “Bursting With Country-Fresh Flavor” garnered national attention, leading to opportunities like performing alongside Jelly Roll, Eddie Vedder, and Post Malone. Now, Dan is carving a unique path with a new record, “Return to Your Dark Master,” blending goth country and heavy metal influences. He’ll perform a solo set with Alex The Band opening the show. // The Woodshop 8:00pm Free show

Dan Spencer performing “Tennessee Buddha” live in a cave.

Saturday 3/30: Hans Condor at Cherry Street Tavern

Cherry Street Tavern hosts the Third Annual Chili Cook Off featuring live music performances from Nashville’s Hans Condor and several local bands. Chili is served at 8:00, Music at starts at 8:30. Oki Turbo, Amber Eyes and King Heard are on the show. // Cherry Street Tavern 8:30pm Tickets at door, 21+

Hans Condor perform “Best Thing (I Ever Did)” live in Algood, TN.