Jay Lindsey has been making a scene as Jay Reatard for almost 10 years now, and after 2006's Blood Visions he made a big impression. After starting as a solo artist at the tender age of 15 and playing and recording with a long list of bands in his hometown of Memphis, it came full-circle. His garage-punk sound is awash with jangly, fuzzed-out guitars; incredibly satisfying, fast, aggressive drums; and Reatard's own unique voice, which goes from sing-talk to yelp to melodic tool of rock warfare. Keeping busy, but without a new full-length, this year he released a couple of 7-inches with his imprint on them, one split with Deerhunter and one on his own. Given the stories about the intensity of his performances, combined with the glammed-out (without the godawful outfits and/or makeup) glory of openers Cheap Time and locals Private Dancer, who both sound as if they stepped right out of the rock 'n' roll time machine, tonight's Triple Rock show might just be legendary. 21+.
Mon., July 21, 10 p.m., 2008