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 VICE, Arabia 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 Crypt, Goner, In 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’. Initially formed to score a friend's film, NE-HI is a new-ish Chicago four-piece that features both members of EARRING, dropping that band's fuzz-happy distortion in favor of jangly, spaced-out psychedelia. Their first few songs are groovy as fuck and deceptively catchy, with a hypnotic poppiness that's already starting to turn heads around town and beyond. Our pals at the Empty Bottle helped em release their debut LP this past April and it's remained one of our favorite albums this year - don't miss em!