Music

The Misery Jackals

When: Tue., Aug. 6 2013

9 p.m., mountain punk

The guys in the Akron, Ohio, bluegrass outfit Misery Jackals didn’t set out to craft songs to make their listeners laugh so hard they peed their pants, but somehow that’s what they’ve done. And boy oh boy, do they do it well. Just give “Mudflap Girl” and “Keep It in Yer Pants” a spin and try not to laugh. “We really didn’t sit down one day and say, ‘Hey, let’s write songs about bathroom humor,” Bill Corgan and the Misery Jackals gang tell us. “We just have a warped sense of humor, like most folks these days.” Corgan and company add, “Not all of our songs are comical. Some are very serious. Even some of the comedic ones have deeper darker undertones.” Case in point: “The Mortuary Bop” off the band’s 2012 release No Place for Children. It’s the best foot-stomper about a lonely-hearted lass and her love of cold, hard man flesh you’ll hear all year. —Chris Haire TUESDAY

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