If you’re broke but you love garage punk, we have some good news for you! Atlanta party rockers The Black Lips will be playing a Red Bull Sound Select show at Exit/ In on Sep. 16, and as with all RBSS shows, you can get in for just $3. The catch is you have to RSVP to the event online, and spots are not reserved, so entrance is first come first served. What’s that you say? You can’t even swing $3? FABULOUS NEWS! We’re giving away two tickets for free. Opening up are raucous raunchy rock band Baby Baby, and local psych rockers Music Band, so this puppy is sure to fill up fast. Winning two spots could really come in handy once it’s closer to showtime (and hey, more drinking money), so enter our contest after the jump.
THE BLACK LIPS
Easily one of the best garage punk bands of the last 15 years, the hellions hailing from Atlanta, also known as the Black Lips, have developed a near cult following. Tales of phallus flailing, loogie hacking, and all other sorts of on-stage shenanigans have helped build a unique mystique that isn’t just shtick. When touring in support of their sixth studio album, their fourth with Vice Records, called Arabia Mountain, the Lips broke new ground in the Middle East with three stops in Egypt, marking the first time a U.S. band played there since The Dead popped in for a visit in ’78. In 2014, they dropped Underneath The Rainbow, and, after a lineup change, they’ve been on tour ever since. The ruckus peach state rockers will be anything but boring so I hope you still have some party left in you once they take the stage.
With a crude sense of humor inspired by Beastie Boys lyrics, laid over Andrew W. K.-esque party rock arrangements, Atlanta based Baby Baby love to put the emphasis on their live shows. Formed around 2009, creating their brand of fun rock, they’ve put together a pretty impressive body of work including last year’s Big Boy Baller Club. If you’re going to tour with the Lips, you better bring it, and based on what we’ve heard from these guys so far, we think they are more than capable of meeting the task.
Another local collective we’ve been seeing around town for awhile, and one that continues to rise in popularity, Music Band are a free-wheeling, three-piece, garage/psych rock band that are almost guaranteed to blow your mind. In addition to playing SXSW with a bunch of other Music City acts (see this post), they are officially partnered with local indie label Infinity Cat, so the sky seems to be the limit for these dudes. Don’t let their name fool you, they are all biz when comes to rocking out. Word is that they’re back in the studio, working on a followup to their latest, Can I Live, so get there early to hear what they’ve been working on.
ENTER TO WIN TICKETS
Must be 18 or older to enter, per the show’s age requirements. Winner will be announced Friday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m., and will receive a pair of tickets. Enter using the widget below. After you enter your information, you will be given the opportunity to share a unique URL on social media. If anyone else signs up for the contest using your unique URL, you will receive additional entries. If you are having any trouble with the widget, please email us at [email protected] with the subject line “Black Lips.”
The Black Lips, Baby Baby, and Music Band will perform Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Exit/In. The show is 18+, begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.), and tickets are available for $3 with RSVP.