In this week's issue:
• Ryan Reed interviews Jake Orrall of the Nashville garage-rock duo JEFF the Brotherhood. (Read his story here and visit the band's website here.) Below, check out JTB's performance on Conan last November of "Staring at the Wall," from their major-label debut Hypnotic Nights. (There's an unexpected flute solo about halfway through.) JEFF the Brotherhood plays at Pilot Light on Tuesday, May 14, at 10 p.m. with opening act Hunters. It's $12, 18 and up. Tickets are available here.
• I review new albums by the occult rock bands Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats and Ghost B.C.
Check out three tracks from Uncle Acid's upcoming Mind Control, scheduled for release by Rise Above/Metal Blade on May 14: "Poison Apple," "Evil Love," and "Valley of the Dolls." You can also stream Ghost B.C.'s new album, Infestissumam (Lona Vista/Republic Records), released in April. (I reviewed each band's previous album--Uncle Acid's Blood Lust and Ghost B.C.'s Opus Eponymous--and interviewed one of Ghost B.C.'s Nameless Ghouls before the band's 2011 show at the Tennessee Theatre.)
• I also consider George Jones' recent entry into an exclusive club of famous performers whose last concert took place in Knoxville. Here's a great clip of him playing his signature song, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," on TV in 1980.
• We also Spotlight upcoming shows by the New Orleans roots-rock institution Dash Rip Rock (tonight at the Well in Bearden, $5, 21 and up; hear some songs from the band's 2012 album, Black Liquor, here) and indie-folk singer/songwriter Josh Tillman (above), who performs under the name Father John Misty. Check out some music from his 2012 album Fear Fun at the Sub Pop website. He's playing at the Bijou Theatre with opener Jessica Pratt on Monday, May 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17 and are available here.
Photo of JEFF the Brotherhood by Jo McCaughey.