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Event Archive - The Black Lips, The Parallels, Vancougar

Sat. January 20th 2007 9:30pm doors at 9pm Richard's On Richards (No Minors) 9:30pm doors at 9pm
$10 adv/$12
Tickets at: All Ticketmaster Locations, Zulu Records, Red Cat Records, Scratch Records
Presented by: Live Nation
Date Correction as of 11/21/06

Black Lips have a reputation as one of the wildest acts on the East Coast. We’re not saying they’ve been banned from some clubs but, well, you know… some bar managers just don’t care for the antics of the young Atlanteans, whose shows might include anything from nudity to fist fights (usually between band members), all in the name of good, grimy rock ’n’ roll fun.

All of this is in service to Black Lips’ early garage rock and ’60s psychedelia, updated with a healthy dose of attitude. The indie group has been described as resembling “the Velvet Underground or the Yardbirds if each band had pursued a more punk sound.” Its third album, Let it Bloom, is also Black Lips’ most accomplished, although fans can rest assured the disc doesn’t forsake the raw beginnings that have made the band the toast of the indie rock press. As Alternative Press says, “This is punk on the front porch—damaged rock for damaged people.” And they’re coming out west to prove it.

The Black Lips

Arabia Mountain, the sixth studio album and fourth Vice Records release by the Black Lips, finds the hell-raising Atlanta quartet digging deep into the roots of their exposed-nerve sound and simultaneously exploring surprising new possibilities in their music – or as one of their new songs puts it, “lookin’ in a new direction.” Singer-guita... more info

The Parallels

The Parallels never stand still. Fittingly neither does their music, jumping from decade to decade, and drawing influences from the most storied bands of rock & roll history and the kids in the garage down the block. Their sound is an amped up and hyperactive blend of rock and soul sensibilities that place heavy emphasis on the movement of the danc... more info

Vancougar (rock and roll)

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