by Andrew Frisicano

Jack Oblivian (left)...
Jack Oblivian

Jack Oblivian & The Tennesse Tearjerkers and John Paul Keith & The One Four Fives both just left Lucero's current North American tour that runs for another two weeks. Instead, the bands will detour up North (from their native Tennessee) for a seies of shows that include a performance at Brooklyn's Southpaw on Sunday, November 22nd. Tickets are on sale.

Jack's newest LP, Disco Outlaw, came out in May on Goner Records. Who is Jack?

Jack Yarber (aka Jack O and Jack Oblivian) is an underground hero--a well-respected, longtime member of garage rock's top royal family. The Memphis-based singer/songwriter/guitarist has been around since the early '80s, playing with Mississippi punks Johnny Vomit and the Dry Heaves, Memphis new wavers the End, garage rockers the Compulsive Gamblers, and, of course, the influential Oblivians. Yarber continually reinvents himself, mashing all his influences--a lil' bit country, a lil' bit Southern soul, and a whole lot gritty rock--into something all his own. [The Stranger]

Jack also plays in The Oblivians (hence the name) with Eric Friedl (aka Eric Oblivian) who also owns and runs Goner Records. A great video introduction to Jack is posted below with all tour dates...

$5 Cover Amplified: Jack Oblivian

Jack Oblivian & the Tearjerkers - 2009 Tour Dates
11-13-2009 The Hummingbird Macon, GA
11-14-2009 Star Bar Atlanta, GA (w/ GENTLEMAN JESSE)
11-16-2009 Broadway's (120 Lexington) - Asheville NC
11-17-2009 X-Records Greeneville, SC
11-18-2009 Snug Harbor Charlotte, NC
11-19-2009 Club Polaris (aka Starlight Ballroom) - Philadelphia PA
11-20-2009 Jackie's Back Room Silver Spring, MD
11-21-2009 31st Street Pub Pittsburgh, PA
11-22-2009 The Southpaw Brooklyn, NY
11-23-2009 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
11-24-2009 Beachland Cleveland, OH
11-25-2009 Basement Nashville, TN
12-03-2009 Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
12-04-2009 The Slowdown Omaha, NE (w/ BRIMSTONE HOWL)
12-05-2009 Davey's Uptown Rambler's Club Kansas City, MO
All dates w/ John Paul Keith & the 1,4,5s

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