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JACK OBLIVIAN/ JOHN PAUL KEITH/ THE DIRTY STREETS
9:30 p.m., White Water Tavern. $7.

Today's Memphis music scene doesn't have anything on Little Rock save size and a bunch of recording studios and the thrust of history and tourists and — OK, so it's got a few things. But I bet we can match Memphis good band to good band without too much trouble. That said, anytime Jack Oblivian and John Paul Keith come to town is cause for celebration. The former might be the most important figure in the Bluff City's vibrant '90s garage-rock revival for his work in The Compulsive Gamblers and, especially, The Oblivians. Lately, he's toured as Jack O and the Tennessee Tearjerkers and put out blues and roots-tinged rock 'n' roll of the first order. John Paul Keith, surely you'll remember from his frequent visits, is a guitar whiz and golden-era of rock revivalist (think: Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly), who's pretty much a guaranteed party starter. This go-round, they're joined by The Dirty Streets, an up-and-coming Memphis act that did some national dates with Lucero last fall. Keith predicts the rockers will go over “VERY well” at White Water.

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