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Tags: Black Lips, Bowery Ballroom, Cole Alexander, Jack Hines, Jared Swilley, Joe Bradley, Live Music, Lower East Side, Music, Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York City, Pat Tabb, Photos
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The Black Lips—now original members Cole Alexander (vocals and guitar), Jared Swilley (vocals and bass) and Joe Bradley (vocals and drums) alongside Jack Hines (guitar and vocals)—formed in the suburbs of Atlanta just before the turn of the century. Their first couple of singles gained them some attention and their antics (think: nudity, vomiting) got them banned from several local venues. But the group’s persevered, getting past their shenanigans and lineup changes without a change in their Southern-tinged garage-punk sound, evidenced by their most recent studio release, Underneath the Rainbow (stream it below)—produced in part by the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney—about which the Austin Chronicle wrote: “The band somehow remains degenerately disheveled and brilliantly bombastic in a way that belies their tightness.” Of course when playing live, the Black Lips (above, doing “Gung Ho” for Jam in the Van) are still just as rowdy as ever, and you’ve got two chances to see them, on Sunday night at The Bowery Ballroom and then again on Monday night at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
Tags: Black Keys, Black Lips, Bowery Ballroom, Brooklyn, Cole Alexander, Jack Hines, Jared Swilley, Joe Bradley, Lower East Side, Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York City, Patrick Carney, Underneath the Rainbow, Williamsburg
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