9 concerts to see this week, including Doom Flamingo, Lillian, Road to Nightfall, and more

Doom Flamingo Chattanooga Concert

Spring into the new season with shoegaze, soul, folk, country and more.

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

Thursday 3/21: St. Paul & The Broken Bones at The Signal

The eight-piece band from Birmingham, AL, has returned to town, ready to deliver another mega-dose of Southern soul. St. Paul & The Broken Bones have played Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Newport Folk, Glastonbury, and more. They released their fifth album, titled ‘Angels in Science Fiction,’ in 2023 to many positive reviews. // The Signal 8:00pm $47.05, 18+ Get tickets here.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones performing at Austin City Limits January 2017.

Thursday 3/21, Friday 3/22, Saturday 3/23 at The Granfalloon

The Road to Nightfall is a competition among local bands vying for a headlining spot at the Nightfall Music Series. In these preliminary rounds, each band is allocated 15 minutes to showcase their music. Each night, the audience votes for the winner to advance to the finals on April 6th. Read more about the Road to Nightfall here. // The Granfalloon Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:00pm $10, all ages

Thursday lineup: Andru Jamison, Dusty Leigh Huston, As Seen On TV, Christian Newport, Jesse Pollom & The Jumbo Shrimp, Brotherton Road

Friday lineup: Blue Matter Blues Band, Kelsi Westfall & The Drovers, In The Company Of Wolves, Milele Roots, Jessica Nicole Brown, Moon Juice

Saturday lineup: Mr. Brownstone’s Revival, Bella & The Boys, Tonal Vision, Blue Cumberland, Interval, Get Zagadocious

Fantastic Confabulation performing at 2021 Road to Nightfall – Courtesy of Soundcorps.org

Friday 3/22: Foxlin at AVL Dispensary

Foxlin is the indie folk music project led by Ryan Johnson, a singer-songwriter from Kansas City, Missouri. His personal struggles with mental health and a terminal cancer diagnosis transform his music from mere artistic expression into a therapeutic release. Foxlin released the ep Camper in February of this year. // AVL Dispensary on Manufacturers Rd. 7:00pm Free, all ages

Foxlin – “The Real State” from their 2024 EP Camper

Saturday 3/23: Lillian EP release show ft. Brite Boy, Cult Baby at Boneyard

Chattanooga band Lillian is celebrating the release of their self-titled debut EP with a night of delightful shoegazy post-punk. The two singles released so far promise an exciting collection of high-energy tracks. They showcase Lillian’s modern spin on a classic Joy Division-esque sound. The show also features Brite Boy and Cult Baby, offering a glimpse into some of the unique musical styles and directions in Chattanooga’s music scene. // Boneyard Bar 8:00pm $10 at door, 21+

“The Night” is a single from the band Lillian’s forthcoming EP

Saturday 3/23: Doom Flamingo, LVNDR at Barrelhouse Ballroom

Doom Flamingo, a six-member dark synthwave ensemble from Charleston, South Carolina, merges vibrant ‘Top Gun’ guitar riffs with Miami Beach poolside lounge vibes. Led by vocalist Kanika Moore and including bassist Ryan Stasik from Umphrey’s McGee, the band delivered one of the best performances at last year’s Riverbend Festival. // Barrelhouse Ballroom 8:00pm $20 adv, $25 day of show, 21+ Get tickets here.

“Domingo’s Drive” from Doom Flamingo’s 2023 album Peaches & Bobbi

Saturday 3/23: James Morse, Confreres, Zion Goins at Yellow Racket Records

James Morse, an Atlanta-based singer-songwriter and visual artist, blends classic narrative songwriting with ambient expression. With roots in the Northeast and a conscious Southern Gothic sensibility, his music explores themes of life, death, and introspection. Drawing comparisons to artists like Ben Howard and Sufjan Stevens, he continually produces intimate, personal work that resonates with listeners. Chattanooga band Confreres are also on the lineup. // Yellow Racket Records 8:00pm $10, All ages Get tickets here.

“Arcades” by James Morse from the 2023 album Camera Obscura

Saturday 3/23: Kelsi Westfall and the Drovers album release show ft. Sol Parade at JJ’s Bohemia

Local singer-songwriter Kelsi Westfall bids farewell at a “Cheers, Chattanooga” show Saturday at JJ’s Bohemia. Goodbyes are made easier with a parting gift: Kelsi Westfall and the Drovers will release their debut album “Comatose” at the show. // JJ’s Bohemia 8:00pm $10 at door, 21+ Get tickets here.

Kelsi Westfall and the Drovers Comatose Album Cover Chattanooga