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The Memphis Weekender: August 9-11

The Memphis Weekender: August 9-11

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy list to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

ORUÃ: Brazilian Band Wows Lafayette’s, Backs Built to Spill

ORUÃ: Brazilian Band Wows Lafayette’s, Backs Built to Spill

Boise, Idaho, rockers Built to Spill released their fan-favorite album Keep It Like a Secretsome 20 years ago, in 1999, which is why Doug Martsch, the maestro behind the band, is currently touring the album in celebration of the landmark anniversary. Hey, 20 years is a long time for a rock band. Built To Spill made a stop in Memphis at Overton Square’s Lafayette’s Music Room on Tuesday, July 9th, and Martsch proved that his riffs and all-along-the-neck runs are as crisp and fresh today as they were 20 years ago. One thing, however, was notably different. Martsch was supported, not by the usual cast of bearded and Fender-wielding Idahoans, but by rock trio ORUÃ, hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who pulled double duty as both members of Built to Spill and the opening band. And, to put it simply, they brought the house down.

Five to Try: Some of our favorite restaurant patios from Downtown Memphis to Germantown

Five to Try: Some of our favorite restaurant patios from Downtown Memphis to Germantown

Summer is here — and that means it is prime outdoor dining season. From backyard patios to sunny courtyards, we've assembled a list of five of our go-to Memphis-area patios for al fresco drinks and dining.

Upscale restaurant set to open in Overton Square in the fall

Upscale restaurant set to open in Overton Square in the fall

The restaurateurs behind two of TripAdvisor's "Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the United States" are preparing to open their third Memphis-area concept.