Fareveller music festival includes CY stop at Deli

By David Royer

The music festival experience — minus the mud — will hit Cooper-Young again this month as the Fareveller festival rolls through Young Avenue Deli, along with nearby Otherlands Coffee Bar and Newby’s, for its second year, March 22-24.

Organizer Brandon Herrington, a Memphis musician and graphic designer, said more than 1,200 people packed Midtown clubs for the first fest last year. He expects to top that number this year, boosting the bill of about 25 artists with nationally and regionally touring acts.

“I don’t think anybody’s gonna be disappointed,” Herrington said.

While Fareveller might not be in a league with Austin’s South by Southwest festival just yet, expect a healthy showing of bands from the Texas capital.

The lineup starts Thursday as female-fronted Austin-based noise rock trio Ume joins intellectual post-rock outfit Maps and Atlases of Chicago at Young Avenue Deli. Hipster glasses and ironic T-shirts are recommended, but not required.

On Friday, Nashville’s Black Belles — who scored the Colbert bump last year with an appearance and single with Stephen Colbert — are among the indie-rock lineup at the Deli with moody pop from Austin’s Rocketboys. Newby’s on Highland (a short drive down Southern from CY to the University area) opens up its stage for the glitchy electronics and trippy beats of electronic acts Mindelixir and Eliot Lipp. And Otherlands Coffee Bar on Cooper (so close to CY, we consider them one of us) features folk and Americana from local Myla Smith and Austin’s David Ramirez.

Finally, on Saturday, Middle Tennessee girls done good Those Darlins rock Young Avenue with the angular power pop of Arma Secreta and more. Jessica Lea Mayfield lends her melancholy, alt-country vocals to a slate of four acts at Otherlands. Newby’s again turns up the beats for three electronic acts including the mashup madness of Hood Internet.

Herrington said Cooper-Young and its Midtown neighbors present a ready-made environment for a multi-venue festival like Fareveller — not to mention a ready-made audience nearby.

“I hope a lot of people in the neighborhood come down,” he said.

Details and music samples at fareveller.com. Three-day wristbands are available now for $25 (about $1 per band) at the website and tickets for individual shows are available at the doors the nights of the shows.

Fareveller lineup:

Thursday, March 22
Young Avenue Deli

10 p.m. – Ume
11 p.m. – Maps and Atlases

Friday, March 23
Young Avenue Deli

9 p.m. – Canon Blue
10 p.m. – The Rocketboys
11 p.m. – The Black Belles
12 a.m. – Mobley

Otherlands Coffee Bar

8 p.m. – David Ramirez
9 p.m. – Myla Smith
10 p.m. – tbd


11 p.m. – Mindelixer
12 a.m. – Eliot Lipp

Saturday, March 24
Young Avenue Deli

10 p.m. – Arma Secreta
11 p.m. – Youniverse
12 a.m. – Those Darlins

Otherlands Coffee Bar

7:30 p.m. – The Underhill Family Orchestra
8:15 p.m. – Greenside Manners
9 p.m. – Water Liars
10 p.m. – Jessica Lea Mayfield (solo acoustic)


11 a.m. – Luke “Glitchdoctor” Sexton
12 a.m. – Strooly
1 a.m. – The Hood Internet






Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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