As a member of Atlanta power-punk group the Carbonas (whose final record came out on Goner), Jesse Smith cranked out nasty punk riffs that bands like the Zero Boys and Radio Birdman made popular in the late 1970s, but don’t expect that from this project. Sounding a lot like the Nerves and maybe even a slower, sadder version of the Exploding Hearts, Smith has found a power-pop sweet spot with lyrics focusing on heartbreak, self-loathing, and failed relationships.
Also playing the show is Memphis guitarist Dave Cousar, who’s sat in as a session player with everyone from Al Green to Lucero. Cousar also plays guitar for Amy Lavere, and can often be seen playing his brand of guitar blues at the Buccaneer on Tuesday nights. The show is being advertised as a late one, with the first act scheduled to go on at 11:30. Admission is $7.00 and the show is 21 and up.