Chicago's MASTER OF THE OBVIOUS (M.O.T.O.), né Paul Caporino, has spent more than two decades perfecting his hook-laden, three-chord chargers that are rife with riffs and tales of debauchery, and marry the best parts of "Yummy yummy yummy" pop and "Gabba-gabba-hey" punk. Gentleman Jesse plays a set of sharp, energetic power-pop anthems. Midnight Creeps open. $8. 8:30 p.m. The Earl, 488 Flat Shoals Ave. 404-522-3950. www.badearl.com.