by Andria Lisle
First off, local hero Jack Oblivian and his group the Tennessee Tearjerkers — still celebrating the release of The Disco Outlaw — are playing a free show at the Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street at 7 p.m.
Jack-O will be the perfect warm-up for former Flat Duo Jets frontman Dexter Romweber, who is in turn opening up for the Detroit Cobras at the Hi-Tone Cafe later tonight. The Flyer's own Chris Davis is a big fan of the Cobras, but my money's on the utterly raw — and extremely talented — Dex, a North Carolinian who has performed at nearly every "alternative Memphis" venue over the last two decades, including the Antenna Club, the Loose End, the Pyramid Club, the Hi-Tone (where he opened for Cat Power a few years back), and Murphy's.
Dex, with his sister Sara on drums, below: