You know what’s rad? Finding some of our favorite bands amidst fog machines, bright lights, and an eager crowd on a Friday night. Yessirree. Forget date night or beer pong or whatever else you had planned. Better yet, I hope you grabbed your date for a night on the town with The Black Lips this weekend. Dancing it up, sweating it off, and maybe building up your indie cred - y’know, if indie means psychedelic awesomeness, which I’m pretty sure it does. Trust us on this.
If you didn’t make it out to the last couple dates of this leg of the Black Lips tour, fear not. The boys will be back around later this summer for all you east coast folks:
7/27 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre - TICKETS
7/28 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar - TICKETS
7/29 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom - TICKETS
7/30 - Hoboken, NJ - Maxwell’s - TICKETS
8/1 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls Theatre - TICKETS
8/2 - Lexington, KY - Buster’s Billiards & Backroom - TICKETS
8/3 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In - TICKETS
8/4 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird - TICKETS
8/6 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza - TICKETS
And a random one-off for you guys. Who wouldn’t want to check out something called the Hopscotch Festival? Seriously. I’m already drawing out chalk lines on my sidewalk for some practice rounds of hopscotch. Who’s joining me? Anyone? No? You dudes don’t know what you’re missing.
9/8 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival - TICKETS
In the meantime, we’ve got Hollywood photos for y’all to enjoy. Check ‘em!
As SXSW approaches, we are stoked to announce the bands playing our showcase! Amanda Rae and Nikki S. (with a little help from me) tell you who’s playing and the details of the event. We can’t wait to get down there and see you guys!
Not only that, but we’ve also teamed up with Alternative Press once again for their totally free, totally all-age showcase. We are proud to announce the bands who are playing our stage during that event, too:
Balance and Composure
Middle Class Rut
See you in Austin!
Josh Bis is way cooler than me because he made it to the Black Lips show last weekend at MFNW. Of course, I missed out on the spitting and stage diving. Lame. Here are a couple of photos that he shot for lineout.thestranger.com. Have a look at more of Josh’s photos on his site sciencevsromance.net. (You should. He’s got good stuff.)