BLACK LIPS at BURGERAMA

If you were in the crowd for Black Lips, chances are you were having a hard time moving as the band easily packed the sold out show as the headliners of Saturday’s lineup. Moshing and crowd surfing was at an all-time high and while singing what seemed to be the anthem of the Burgerama festival itself, “Bad Kids,” the crowd could be heard over the band for sure. Their performance was the perfect ending to a day full of rock and roll. 

Photos: Amanda Rae Stephens

Europe: Well aren’t you in for a ripping good time. Black Lips just announced their latest tour, and they’ll be spending the first half of the summer with all your lovely faces. So slip on your best stage diving shoes, dust off your beach balls and grab your raincoats, because you never know exactly what’ll happen at a Black Lips show (and we aren’t talking about the weather).  
Whether they’re donning their birthday suits while backwashing beer on the crowd, or sporting dress ties and dedicating their songs to all the good dads in world, what’s guaranteed amongst all the unpredictability is high energy and an insanely good time. Got a scar on my right knee to prove it.
Black Lips European Tour Dates:
May 22 - TURIN, ITALY - Astoria ClubMay 24 - ROME, ITALY - Circolo degli ArtistiMay 25 - RAVENA, ITALY - BronsonMay 26 - BASSANO-CITTADELLA, ITALY - Vinile CelebrationMay 27 - BRESCIA, ITALY - Vinile 45May 28 - MARSEILLE, FRANCE - Cabaret AleatoireMay 29 - MONTPELIER, FRANCE - RockstoreMay 30 - BARCELONA, SPAIN - Primavera SoundJune 3 - BARCELONA, SPAIN - Primavera SoundJune 5 - MADRID, SPAIN - The Old TheatreJune 8 - PORTO, PORTUGAL - Primavera Porto

Europe: Well aren’t you in for a ripping good time. Black Lips just announced their latest tour, and they’ll be spending the first half of the summer with all your lovely faces. So slip on your best stage diving shoes, dust off your beach balls and grab your raincoats, because you never know exactly what’ll happen at a Black Lips show (and we aren’t talking about the weather).  

Whether they’re donning their birthday suits while backwashing beer on the crowd, or sporting dress ties and dedicating their songs to all the good dads in world, what’s guaranteed amongst all the unpredictability is high energy and an insanely good time. Got a scar on my right knee to prove it.

Black Lips European Tour Dates:

May 22 - TURIN, ITALY - Astoria Club
May 24 - ROME, ITALY - Circolo degli Artisti
May 25 - RAVENA, ITALY - Bronson
May 26 - BASSANO-CITTADELLA, ITALY - Vinile Celebration
May 27 - BRESCIA, ITALY - Vinile 45
May 28 - MARSEILLE, FRANCE - Cabaret Aleatoire
May 29 - MONTPELIER, FRANCE - Rockstore
May 30 - BARCELONA, SPAIN - Primavera Sound
June 3 - BARCELONA, SPAIN - Primavera Sound
June 5 - MADRID, SPAIN - The Old Theatre
June 8 - PORTO, PORTUGAL - Primavera Porto

The Black Lips at the Henry Fonda Theatre

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!

Vans at SXSW

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:

the Almost
DRUGS
Balance and Composure
Touche Amore
Middle Class Rut
Maniac

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See you in Austin!

Black Lips at Wonder Ballroom

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.)