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Mother Jackson 

When: Sat., Nov. 14 2009
Price: Free
www.myspace.com/motherjackson
Depending on how old you are, the Athens, Ga.-based rock ’n’ roll band Mother Jackson probably reminds you of one of three things: the four guys you rocked out with in your parents’ 1970s wood-paneled basement, the four guys your kid invited over for epic jam sessions, or a picture your dad keeps as proof of the good old days. But, for Mother Jackson, it’s all in keeping with the music: raw guitars, a snaking bass beat, pounding drums, occasional grunts, and a rockin’ tambourine. Though they came together in 2001, the group’s sound, and aesthetic, is unapologetically ’70s-style Southern rock, as evidenced by Mother Jackson’s first album, 2003’s Suck on This. The best track, “Raw Meat,” is reminiscent of The Doors, with singer/guitarist Paul McHugh and drummer Jim Wilson leading the group in repetitive vocal tricks, tambourine, and barely discernible lyrics. It shouldn’t work, but it does, because the sound is so familiar — like hitting 3 a.m. at a house party where the music’s still going strong. McHugh, Wilson, guitarist Richard Mikulka, and bassist Jacob Morris visit Park Circle venue The Mill (1026 E. Montague Ave.) on Saturday in support of a new album titled Loud and Proud: The Soundtrack to Damnation. —Andrea Warner
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