Jack Oblivian and The Sheiks Tickets Metro Gallery Baltimore Sunday, September 18

Jack Oblivian and The Sheiks Event

Jack Oblivian and The Sheiks

Sunday, September 18
Doors @ 8:00 PM MDT
Show @ 9:00 PM MDT
Price: $10.00
Ages: 18 and Over

Jack Oblivian and The Sheiks

Jack Oblivian and The SheiksDepending on whom you ask, Jack “Oblivian” Yarber is either a rock legend or an absolute unknown. This dichotomy is well-understood by Memphis musicians, as underground “fame,” for all its rewards, has, with a few exceptions, been the ceiling for local acts for decades. And no one knows this dichotomy better than Yarber, who may be Memphis’ most influential active rock musician. Jack is also now on his seventh solo-album: “The Lone Ranger of Love.” The 2016 album was self-released via Mony Records, Yarber’s own imprint. The full-length album is a follow up to the “Rat City” LP, released in 2011 on Big Legal Mess. Last year, in 2015, Jack O & the Sheiks also dropped their “Live!” LP, a “greatest hits”-caliber setlist of 13-songs. Aside from his own records, the list of noteworthy bands Yarber has been a member of over the years is massive and includes Johnny Vomit & the Dry Heaves (a high school punk project that also featured future Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus), ’80s new-wavers the End, ’68 Comeback, Knaughty Knights, and Tav Falco’s Panther Burns. Two of Yarber’s former bands — the Compulsive Gamblers and the Oblivians — have seen their reputation and following swell in the decade since their demise, especially the Oblivians, whose international fan base borders on rabid. Due largely to his stint in these bands, both partnerships with Greg Cartwright, now of the Reigning Sound, Yarber has been an acknowledged influence on artists such as the White Stripes, the Hives and Jay Reatard.

Venue Information

Metro Gallery

1700 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

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