Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers, Drakkar Sauna, John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives | Hideout | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader
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Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers, Drakkar Sauna, John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives 

When: Sat., July 25, 9 p.m. 2009
Price: $10
Given that Pitchfork can fill Union Park with sweating trendoids eager to see a bunch of mediocre indie bands du jour, there damn well better be enough people in this town into real raw rock ’n’ roll to pack the Hideout for this Saturday’s Jack-O & the Tennessee Tearjerkers show. “Jack-O” is Memphis garage-punk legend Jack Yarber, whose seminal 90s band the Oblivians just returned from a reunion tour with the equally seminal Gories, who also re-formed for the occasion. On his latest LP with the Tearjerkers, this spring’s The Disco Outlaw (Goner), he sticks with the no-bullshit trashed-out aesthetic that inspired so much of this decade’s garage rock, applying it to a distinctly Memphian combo of R & B, soul, and blues—the roots of rock ’n’ roll, which Levon Helm spoke of so lovingly in The Last Waltz. It sounds like an album the Stones might’ve made between Black and Blue in ’76 and Some Girls in ’78, if Mick Taylor hadn’t quit the band and Mick Jagger hadn’t spent so much time in dance clubs with Bianca. Drakkar Sauna and John Paul Keith & the Four One Fives open. —Brian Costello

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