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Empty Bottle Presents

Black Lips / The King Khan & BBQ Show / Heavy Times

Friday, Sep 19, 2014 8:00 PM CDT
Logan Square Auditorium, Chicago, IL
17 years and over

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Atlanta's BLACK LIPS have been called many things – garage, revival, goofballs, bad kids, outlaws, flower punks – and since their first release back in 2003 on Bomp! the group has toyed with all of these influences and reputations. Their 2011 LP on VICEArabia Mountain, was their first with a producer, the one and only MARK RONSON (DURAN DURAN, AMY WINEHOUSE, LILY ALLEN, KAISER CHIEFS). Pitchfork praised, “Arabia Mountain’s chiseled production and considerably tighter songcraft provides a better forum for showcasing the band’s subversive sense of humor. The best songs here play up the dichotomy between their retro sound and modern preoccupations,” further proving these bad kids have not given up the fight to create messily awesome tunes. THE LIPS' newest album, Underneath The Rainbow, was released this past March, again on on VICE. This time around, the band has taken dead aim at their southern roots, adding some country-fried buffoonery to their always-unhinged wild side. Absolutely legendary and crucial REAL rock’n’roll recording artists/magicians/nuts, ‘THE KING KHAN & BBQ SHOW’ came out of extended hiatus to hit the Bottle on an "reunion" tour back in November of 2012. This time around they're traveling the country with their old pals for a pairing that's guaranted to leave a trail of smoldering wreckage in its wake. With releases on labels like CryptGonerIn The Red, and Fat Possum, KK&BS are an elite powerhouse of top TOP notch doo-wop/psych/r&b/r&r craziness that has been sorely lacking in today’s world of grunge worship and 10-month "careers." Chicago punk heroes HEAVY TIMES kick things off with tunes from their first two LPs on HoZac, plus a slew of killer singles on various labels. Never timid or vague in their desire to burn our brains and spin our heads with their angry punk anthems played at break neck speeds, HEAVY TIMES specialize in melodious ass-kicking and cavernous skuzzy pop.

(Pitchfork) (SPIN) (Stereogum)



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