Sat Sep 20 2014

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Thalia Hall

1227 W 18th St Chicago, IL 60608

$18 ADV, $22/$30 Prem/$400 Box

Ages 17+

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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’. 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!

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Thalia Hall
Black Lips / The King Khan & BBQ Show / NE-HI / The Get Drunk DJs

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  • Black Lips

    Black Lips

    Garage Rock

    Atlanta's beloved sons the Black Lips (Jared, Ian, Cole, and Joe) entered last year through a screaming cloud of sweat, smoke, blood, and beer mist. After a spring and summer of exciting audiences across the world, the Lips embarked on a month-long fall tour of the Middle East. They were tailed by Georgia rock-doc royalty Bill Cody, of Athens, GA - Inside/Out fame, who filmed the band playing for Egypt who had just overthrown their government, kids in Iraq who barely have a government, and kids in Dubai who finally get to see a band that isn't in the top 40. As Cody assembled his footage into the feature Kids Like You and Me, the band returned home from the New Year's maelstrom and began settling into album mode. 
    Recording for Underneath the Rainbow was split between New York with Thomas Brenneck, who was recommended by Arabia Mountain producer Mark Ronson, and Nashville with the the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, who offered to help produce in a Mexico city hotel room just before dawn. 

    "It was one of those super-late-night/super-early-morning drunk-talk sort of situations, so we weren't sure if he meant it," explains Jared. "People do that all the time."

    Early internet conjecture pegged Underneath the Rainbow's sound as a blend of southern rock with throwback C&W and blues, based on the lead single 'Boys in the Wood', which is a weird description for a record containing the first Black Lips' song with a prominent synth ("Funny"), and even less apt for an overall album that owes just as much to the kiwi pop of New Zealand's South Island and the Chicago South Side's Crucial Conflict as it does the standard American South. It never strays far from the traditional roots music that has always found a comfortable home with the Black Lips, but invites enough curiosity with its approach to attract even the most unlikely listener.

    'Underneath the Rainbow' can only guarantee one thing; that the kids will be Smiling, Waiting for the Dandelion Dust to make things Funny at the Dorner Party while the Boys in the Wood Make You Mine as they Do the Vibrate. The morning will break and the passenger will say, "Drive-By, Buddy… I don't wanna go home. Damn these dog years…"

  • The King Khan & BBQ Show

    Pop

  • NE-HI

    NE-HI

    Pop

  • The Get Drunk DJs

    The Get Drunk DJs

    Rock & Roll

Thalia Hall

Black Lips / The King Khan & BBQ Show / NE-HI / The Get Drunk DJs

Sat Sep 20 2014 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Thalia Hall Chicago IL
Black Lips, The King Khan & BBQ Show, NE-HI, The Get Drunk DJs
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$18 ADV, $22/$30 Prem/$400 Box Ages 17+

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’. 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!

(Pitchfork) (SPIN) (Stereogum)