Friday, June 12
Bands like King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Thee Oh Sees, but also homegrown heroes such as Mozes and The Firstborn and Iguana Death Cult made a huge splash last decade. Yet the garage revival started with one of the genre’s most iconoclastic bands: The Black Lips. Cole Alexander and his gang of insurgents always had a special knack for scuzziness and crude, pitch-black humor. These anti-heroes from Atlanta continue to follow their own path unpredictably, proudly steeped in shady atmospheres and unhinged madness, like some smelly hotel lobby where The Stooges and The Plastic Ono Band conspire.