OK, usually I avoid posting about hypothetical shows that won’t happen for months if they happen at all, but I figure on a brutally nasty and icy winter day like today, everybody can use an excuse to think about T-shirt weather again.

So here is a very excellent reason: According to a thread on the Goner message boards kicked off by “Greg O” (presumably Greg Cartwright, the former Greg Oblivian, who currently fronts the Reigning Sound), the Oblivians are reuniting again in 2009. (They also played the last Blackout in 2006.) Even better, so are the Gories, the legendary Detroit band fronted by Dan Kroha (Demolition Doll Rods) and Mick Collins (Dirtbombs).

I’m not exaggerating when I say that these are my two favorite garage bands in the history of the universe, so I’m not sure how to convey the full awesomeness of the fact they they’re playing two shows together. One’s in Memphis, the other in Detroit. (Well, they’re touring Europe too, but I don’t think a rental car will make it that far.)

Watch the Goner boards for dates. The thread begins way back on September 30, but if you scroll down you’ll see that Greg returns on December 8 to say that the gigs (I think he means the European tour) will start in late May.

H/T Debbie D at WFMU (more music and video at the link)