8 Concerts to see this week including The Dark Roast Bene-fest, Call Me Spinster album release show & more

album art for call me spinster's record potholes

Feature photo is cover art from Call Me Spinster’s new album “Potholes.”

Benefit festival, album release show, disco party and more take the stage this week in Chattanooga.

Here are eight concerts to see in the next seven days, happening all around Chattanooga; for ticket links and more details head on over to the Chattanooga Music Guide Concert Calendar.

Wednesday 4/10: John Moreland, Justin Bloss at Barrelhouse Ballroom

John Moreland is an acclaimed American singer-songwriter from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Raised in a family constantly on the move due to his father’s profession, Moreland’s musical journey began in his teenage years, influenced by local punk and hardcore scenes. Transitioning from rock to folk, he’s become known for his introspective, roots-inspired tunes. With a prolific career spanning nine albums, including his most recent release “Visitor” on April 5th, Moreland has earned praise as a songwriter’s songwriter for his heartfelt performances. Another Tulsa-based songwriter Justin Bloss opens the show. Bloss release an EP titled “Diaspora” in February. // Barrelhouse Ballroom 8:00pm $25 Get tickets here. 21+

Official video for John Moreland’s song “Cherokee”

Thursday 4/11: The Variety Show w. Alex The Band, Lon Eldridge at The Woodshop Listening Room

If you’re not spending your Thursday evenings at The Woodshop enjoying the Variety Show with Alex The Band, you’re definitely missing out. And if you’ve never experienced Alex the Band, well, you’re really missing out. As for Lon Eldridge, if you haven’t heard his fantastic tunes yet, it’s like you’re living under a rock. This week’s show is shaping up to be an absolute must-see event, bringing together our favorite venue, fantastic musicians, and an awesome crowd. // Woodshop Listening Room 8:00pm Free show

Lon Eldridge performing “Let’s See What Happens”

Friday 4/12: Gimme Gimme Disco at The Signal

Get ready to boogie down at “Gimme Gimme Disco” – a groovy 70’s dance bash inspired by the legendary ABBA! DJs will spin all your favorite ABBA tunes along with disco classics from icons like The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, and Cher. Disco attire is highly encouraged, so slip into your bell bottoms and get ready to dance the night away. // The Signal 8:00pm $26.19 Get tickets here. 18+

Gimme Gimme Disco at The Summit in Denver, CO in 2022

Friday 4/12: John Cowan, Luke Bulla at Barking Legs Theater

John Cowan, an American vocalist and bassist renowned for his soulful voice and progressive bluegrass sound, has collaborated with legends like John Prine, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, The Doobie Brothers, Steve Earle, and others. He was the only member of New Grass Revival who didn’t have a bluegrass background. Get ready for a fusion of soul, bluegrass, and rock as Cowan showcases his unique musical resume on stage. // Barking Legs Theater 7:30pm $30 Get tickets here.

John Cowan performing “In My Father’s Field” live on WNCW

Friday-Sunday 4/12-4/14: Save The Dark Roast Bene-fest

Get ready for the Dark Roast Bene-fest, where we’re rallying to save a beloved venue! Local and regional bands are stepping up, offering their time and tunes to keep the heart of our music scene beating strong. Enjoy a weekend packed with awesome music and good vibes, all while showing your support for keeping small, independent music venues alive.

Friday: Clockwise, Ritual Killer, Dose Of Adolescence, Inmyroom, Hive Mind Blunt Rotation, Eldi Bee, The Dead Yesterday, Sister Of The Moon

Saturday: Speakeasy, Sevenstones, Drown It Out, Sustenance, Cranial Impalement, Gutbust, Witchhunter, New Folder, Koty Decent

Sunday: Toadsmoke, Narrowfaith, Tabula Rasa, I Before E, Daisy, Audiophile, Pearl, Cara Rush, Will Bamhart

// The Dark Roast $15 Tickets at door. Event link.

“Jamie, Baby” from Chattanooga band I Before E

Friday 4/12: Land Camera, Heart of the Nearest Star, Ceremonia at Redbud

Chattanooga’s Land Camera debuted their first album in 2009 and performed shows around the city until 2012, before going quiet. However, the band resurfaced last summer, and we’re thrilled about their return! Catch them headlining at the Redbud this weekend. It’s a show you won’t want to miss. They released a single “Just Say Goodbye” in January. Experimental noise rock artists Ceremonia and Heart of the Nearest Star are also on the bill. Ceremonia released two must-hear songs, “Deliberatio” and “Lenis,” in February. Heart of the Nearest Star, hailing from Tellico Plains, completely mesmerized the crowd at the most recent Chattanooga Noise Night. // Redbud 9:00pm $10 at door. Event link

Friday 4/12: Lenox Hills, Massey Lane, Walterslide at Barrelhouse Ballroom

Chattanooga eagerly welcomes home Lenox Hills, a four-piece pop-rock band originally formed in Cleveland, Tennessee and currently based in Nashville. Led by brothers Luke and Packy Mullen, with Kyle Swenson on drums and Kameron Dunn on bass, the band unveiled their breakout EP, “Golden Town,” in 2022. Joining them as openers are Massey Lane and Walter Slide. Lots of top notch energetic indie rock packed into this lineup! // Barrelhouse Ballroom 9:00pm $12 Ticket link 21+

Lenox Hills’ latest single “Fever Dream”

Sunday 4/14: Call Me Spinster album release party @ Redbud

Chattanooga’s beloved folk-pop band Call Me Spinster is set to release their debut full-length album “Potholes” on April 12th through Strolling Bones Records. You can pre-order the album here. To celebrate the album’s release, the band is hosting a party and show at the Redbud venue, featuring performances by the band, along with the totally standard album release party accoutrements like a petting zoo, photo booth, tie-dye station, and various family-friendly yard games. Local food truck Ukko will be onsite serving delicious eats. // Redbud Venue 3:00pm $15.00 Ticken link All ages

Call Me Spinster official video for “Burn the Boxes”