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Black Lips

  • Music

    March 20, 2014

    Building a Better Burgerama

    Burger Records improves its scrappy indie festival by having it its way

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    The Orwells Started on "Heroin," Ended Up on Letterman

    In 2010, the Orwells executed the kind of prank that takes forethought and know-how. The Elmhurst, Ill. outfit, which consists of five recent high school graduates, were slotted to play a school concert organized by human rights group Amnesty International when the band decided to do something speci ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Mike McHugh of Distillery Recording Studio Fame Out of Jail for Gunplay at High School

    Michael Burke McHugh, who is better known in local music circles as "Mike" the recording engineer and owner of The Distillery studio in Costa Mesa, is out of jail after cutting a plea deal for brandishing a BB gun at his daughter's high school. The 45-year-old changed his plea from not guilty to gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    The Five Must-See Shows in OC This Week

    Monday, June 3 Dirty Black Summer The Continental Room And now for something completely different. The Continental Room in Fullerton, the oldest drinking establishment in town, hosts an eclectic lineup of midweek shows--everything from hipster folk to a damn-decent Elvis impersonator. But this week ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 30, 2013

    Dave Davies

    Coach House

  • Calendar

    April 11, 2013

    King Khan & BBQ Show

    Constellation Room at the Observatory

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2013

    Burgerama Day 1

    Observatory

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    [UPDATED with Charges:] Michael Burke McHugh, Recording Engineer, Held After Allegedly Saying He Had Gun at Estancia High

    See the update at the end of this post about the charges filed against the man.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 15, 4:28 P.M.: A man police say had a restraining order preventing him from contact with his daughter demanded that staff at Estancia High School in Costa Mesa turn her over to him this afternoon.Bad m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Top Ten Finest Fashion Moments on the S.S. Coachella

    By: Liz TracyMost of the people we met on the S.S. Coachella had never been on a cruise before. Like us, they weren't so sure what to pack or how to dress for three days of awkwardly saying hi to their favorite bands on a floating building at sea. But, like the festival, the fans also brought their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    S.S. Coachella, Day Two: Pulp's Jarvis Cocker, Most Popular Guy on the Cruise

    By: Liz TracyNo one's really interested in reading about the actual performances taking place on this musical ship of contradictions, the S.S. Coachella, amirite? Instead, you want a spoonful of gossipy anecdotal sugar, straight from the decks of this funny ship. As you might have seen, Pulp was t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2012

    Black Lips

    Observatory

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2012

    Coachella Jumps On Board the Floating Festival Trend, But is This New Cruise a Sinker?

    See Also: Coachella By the Numbers: A guide to the festival's past and present Coachella: Top Five Acts at the Sahara Tent Yesterday the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival promoters announced they will be setting sail on a new festival titled the S. S. Coachella as early as this December 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Best of Coachella: Saturday, April 21, 2012

    See also: Our complete Coachella coverage See also: *Our complete Coachella coverage*James' Tim Booth on Coachella vs. LollapaloozaSaturday at Coachella meant tributes, tributes, tributes. From Levon Helms to Biggie, everyone got a shout-out. In between all that, some nasty partying and a little r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    The 10 Most Awkward Dance Moves At Coachella

    See also: *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain *Coachella: The Black Lips' Cole Alexander Goes Full Monty, Plays Guitar With His Ding-Dong At Coachella, folks come from all over the world to lose themselves in the music. They'll employ almost anything in this quest -- but mos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Five Best Guitar Moments at Coachella

    See also*The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14 *Top Ten Awkward Coachella Dance Move GIFs*Coachella: Five Signs You're An Aging Hipster*Radiohead at Coachella: No Alarms and No SurprisesThis year's Coachella lineup mostly favored artists not necessarily known for guitar prowess, but let it be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2012

    The Best Of Coachella: Saturday, April 14, 2012

    See also: *The Best Of Coachella: Day One *"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain *Coachella Preview 2012: Everything You Need to Know About the Performers*Radiohead, Weekend 1: No Alarms, No Surprises Radiohead certainly had the most pre-festival buzz for Saturday, but once we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2012

    Coachella: The Black Lips' Cole Alexander Goes Full Monty, Plays Guitar With His Ding-Dong

    Black Lips tearing it up at Coachella in 2008. Expect a video featuring the pickle shot on YouTube soon.See also:*The Best Of Coachella: Day One*"What My Spirit Hood Means To Me": Coachella-Goers Explain*Coachella Preview 2012: Everything You Need to Know About the PerformersThe Black Lips started o ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    The Black Lips Go Slick

    The Atlanta garage-rock band enlist Mark Ronson's production style for their sixth album to change things up

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2011

    Black Lips

    Galaxy Theater

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Free Ticket Tuesday: Black Lips and High On Fire at the Galaxy Theatre

    ​If you know anything about Black Lips, you'd know that they're completely out of control live s a rule. And if you don't? We've decided to let you experience the mayhem for yourself; we're giving away three pairs of tickets to their Nov. 13 show at the Galaxy Theatre.And if indie rock isn't   ... More >>

  • Music

    August 11, 2011

    Hanni El Khatib Is a Rock & Roll Schizo

    One side revved-up rock, one side heartbroke soul

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Pacific Festival OC: Get 50 Percent Off VIP Tickets!

    ​We interrupt our regular programming to promote today's Voice Daily Deals promo--not because it was brainstormed by our company, but because it's a pretty sweet deal. For $75, you get a VIP pass to the Pacific Festival: OC. The one-day music fest in Oak Canyon Ranch has more than 50 bands in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    The Dirtbombs at Alex's Bar Last Night

    Lainna FaderThe Dirtbombs​The DirtbombsJune 26, 2011Alex's Bar, Long BeachMick Collins jumpstarted the budding garage rock scene in Detroit as one third of the raw and primitive Gories in the early '90s. Once people realized out how great that scene was he switched gears with the Dirtbombs. And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Black Lips Clean Up (A Bit) For 'Arabia Mountain'

    Zach Wolfe​Atlanta's Black Lips are notorious for grimy garage pop matched by equally dirty antics--puking on stage, making out with each other, making fun of Wavves. For plenty of us, this was exactly how a band such as theirs should act, and sound. So we could be forgiven for being dubious at t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011

    Black Lips

    Detroit Bar

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2011

    The Mumlers

    Commonwealth Lounge

  • Music

    September 16, 2010

    See and Be Scenes

    The many subspecies of OC bands in their natural habitats

  • Music

    March 18, 2010

    Pioneering Garage-Punks Pierced Arrows Target Detroit Bar

    The Eddie Vedder-approved Fred and Toody Cole have finally become hip-in their 60s!

  • Music

    January 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Slideshows: Chris Cornell, Black Lips, DJ Roam

    Another busy weekend has come and gone at OC Weeklyville, and we've got pictures from shows this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday, our old friend Leslie Agan was at the Crosby in downtown Santa Ana, taking some pics of DJ Roam. Chris Cornell's recent solo efforts have received a bit of a mix ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Black Lips acoustic show at Finger Prints, Sat. May 2

    Apparently Black Lips are all about Southern California. Not too surprising for a band from the south (Atlanta, Georgia specifically). After all, we do have ultra-hip towns like Long Beach inside our borders. As a matter-of-fact, you can find them in the LBC this Saturday on their way into Pomona fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Black Lips Play Detroit, Don't Pee, Will Return in a Couple Weeks

    I saw Atlanta's Black Lips at Detroit Bar last night, and it was a cool hour of some pretty fun punk ("flower punk," as they call it, whatever that may mean). They, of course, have a reputation for a pretty wild stage show (peeing, vomiting, man-on-man kissing), but none of that was on display last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    What you missed over the weekend: Part IX

    The Gothla Festival hit Fullerton from Friday to Sunday, and we were there in full force. Christopher Victorio took some beautiful pictures of the ladies gyrating in all sorts of intricate outfits at Saturday night's Gothic Gala. (Check those out here.) Luke Thompson and Derek Olson were also in att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    Last Night: The Black Lips at Detroit Bar

    Black Lips, Pierced Arrows and The Growlers At Detroit Bar February 10, 2008 Better than: Staying at home and perfecting the 10-key. Download: "O Katrina" by Black Lips. You know a show is awesome when you leave drenched in sweat and covered in silly string. Also, I think I'm now slightly deaf. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Coachella lineup announced

    Via Coachella.com: FRIDAY, APRIL 25: Jack Johnson, The Verve, Raconteurs, The Breeders, Fatboy Slim, Tegan and Sara, Madness, The Swell Season, The National, Animal Collective, Slightly Stoopid, Mum, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Stars, Battles, Aesop Rock, Midnight Juggernauts, Does it Offend yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2007

    Black Lips, Detroit Bar, October 21, 2007

    Black Lips stoke the crowd. Photo by Will Tee Yang. Maybe it was the gusty Santa Ana winds and nearby raging fires that made the air smell like civilization was being barbecued. Maybe it was Black Lips' reputation for rowdy, bodily-fluid-spewing live shows. Whatever the case, large segments of the ... More >>

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