Three Blue Teardrops, Pearls Mahone & the One Eyed Jacks, Howlin Tumbleweeds, Blue Ridge Strangers, Curtains!, Screaming Bluedogs | Bottom Lounge | Rock, Pop, Etc | Chicago Reader

Three Blue Teardrops, Pearls Mahone & the One Eyed Jacks, Howlin Tumbleweeds, Blue Ridge Strangers, Curtains!, Screaming Bluedogs Recommended Soundboard Critics' Picks

When: Sat., Dec. 27, 7 p.m. 2008

PEARLS MAHONE & THE ONE-EYED JACKS have the potential to electrify the local psychobilly scene armed only with the standard gear—drums, guitars, upright bass—and a big-voiced, high-powered front woman. Pearls Mahone’s persona is less JD moll than fearsome ringleader—I imagine her at the head of a bad-boy cult devot­ed to hot rods, cheap beer, cheaper tattoos, pulpy horror movies, and big Cramps-y jungle beats. The band’s repertoire also includes a touch of bruised-up soul and a smattering of classic country covers—nothing especially record geeky, mostly Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline—so they’re suitable for all occasions, like mama getting out of prison or a dog running off with your spouse. The Jacks play as part of the Bottom Lounge’s first annual Winter Rockabilly Ball. 18+ —Monica Kendrick

Price: $10, $8 in advance

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