Jack Oblivian / Nones / The Sheiks
Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 9:00 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Known the world over to those who know anything, JACK OBLIVIAN is a renowned Memphis musician and songwriter whose "fame" has managed to reach beyond him being a member of influential garage and punk bands COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS and the OBLIVIANS. Having released records on Big Legal Mess, Goner and Fat Cat as a solo artist and with his band THE TENNESSEE TEARJERKERS, who he'll be playing with tonight, we're stoked to welcome Mr. OBLIVIAN back to our stage and can only hope he's got a fresh batch of songs to blow us away with. Chicago four-piece NONES might be the wildest band this city has to offer and they return to open tonight's show with their skuzzy, dirty noise-punk. The all-girl band fronted by a madman wielding a saxophone and a howl that specializes in shaking your brain, NONES will play their spazzy, dissonant songs to excessive and gross delight. Touring with JACK O for a brief stint around the Midwest are Memphis-based trio THE SHEIKS. Bringing that Memphis rock'n'roll swagger to their distinct brand of garagey psychedelia, the band's debut, self-released album, Witches and Mystics, blends howling vocals and explosive drumming with reverbed-to-hell guitars that are drenched in filthy distortion.