JACK OBLIVION @ DIRTY WATER!

£10 in advance, £12 at door, concs (including members) £9/£11. Advance tickets here: http://​www.wegottickets.com/event/​134917 .

Memphis based Jack Oblivian (aka Jack Yarber) was a founding member of the garage-bands The Compulsive Gamblers and The Oblivans but he has contributed to a dizzying array of projects over the years, including Andre Williams, Jack Oblivian & the Tennessee Tearjerkers, The Cool Jerks, ’68 Comeback, King Louie & His Loose Diamonds, Greg Oblivian & the Tip Tops, Jack Oblivian & The Cigarillos, The Natural Kicks and Tav Falco’s Panther Burns. http://www.myspace.com/​officialjackoblivian

Even after his debut release, Too Much Love, captured the imagination of Memphis’ music lovers, Harlan T. Bobo still remains a mystery. Arriving in Memphis nine years ago after traveling a route as circuitous as that of any fugitive, Harlan has been busy endearing himself to local fans and soaking up as much of the city’s rich musical history as possible. Instead of shedding light on the man behind the music, his intensely personal lyrics have actually served to help perpetuate his enigmatic persona. However, with the release of his second album, I’m Your Man, one thing about Harlan T. Bobo can no longer remain an uncertainty — his musical talent is the real thing. It’s true, the man with a name that could’ve come straight from A Confederacy of Dunces can write classic heartbreaker songs with the best of ’em. http://www.myspace.com/​harlantbobo

In a town full of musical hermits and legends, it may seem trite to call
anyone the town’s best kept secret. But truck-driving rocker Shawn
Cripps and his revolving cast of characters collectively known as
Limes have been making lovable late-night rackets at midtown dives
for nearly a decade with very little to show for it. For a while, he lived on a boat in the Mississippi River; there were rumors he went a little kooky at some
point and wouldn’t listen to anything but Exile on Main Street for
months. He was a frequent collaborator with Harlan T. Bobo—the
two are both reclusive songsters with more than their fair share of talent
and bad luck. Catching Limes live, you never knew who will be
there or how it’ll turn out. Could be the best show of the year—or the
worst. Sometimes the worse they play, the better the show is.
http://www.myspace.com/​l_i_m_e_s

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