Jared Swilley

  • 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

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    The 100 Club: Chris Ziegler of LA Record Talks

    ​Interviewing Chris Ziegler, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of dark horse music mag, LA Record, is way more complicated than your run of the mill conversation with a person-of-note. Intellectually speaking, the 32-year-old music enthusiast, DJ, and former OC Weekly music editor is sort of like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Last Night: The Black Lips, Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

    The Hype: the Black Lips aren't one of those bands people go see because of their polished sound. The Atlanta natives are known for producing awesomely sloppy, lo-fi, vintage-flavored, garage-punk--and creating chaos wherever they play. In a recent interview with OC Weekly, guitarist Cole Alexander ... 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 >>