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The Jag

November 13

8pm Doors //

9pm Show

$7


Advance Price: $7 / Day Of: $10

By name alone, The JAG may suggest hard corners and sharp edges, but their
baroque moods comprise more winding curves than straight lines. Founding
members Aaron Tyler King, Joe Regan and Gant O’Brien are going on a 10-year
history of musical collaboration spanning three bands, originating in the
saintly Southern Gothic heat of Jackson, Mississippi. Finding themselves in
Nashville, TN in 2012, the three joined with Scott Harper to form The JAG
and have been evolving in fascinating ways ever since.

Starting with an informed homage to 60’s acid rock and early glam, the band
quickly progressed into a rare mix of influences. Singer Aaron Tyler King
tangos like a bayou David Byrne, calling out opaque aphorisms with the same
clarity and conviction. Highly composed, slanty keyboard hooks and bass
lines pay clear respect to the likes of Brian Eno in his famous work on
Bowie’s Heroes. Brooding shoegaze occasionally peeks in the door, Marc
Bolan tips his enormous top hat, and the ever-present psychedelic
groundwork ties the music with a fancy bow into a compelling whole.

This potent mix has garnered significant attention within the Nashville
rock scene. After touring with Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and
collaborating with Ben Trimble of Fly Golden Eagle, The JAG recorded their
sophomore album with the Bomb Shelter’s Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes,
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Fly Golden Eagle, Benjamin Booker). Although
officially composed of five members, the live lineup fluctuates Brian
Jonestown Massacre-style, boasting up to eight members in various
configurations.

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