The BLACK LIPS in Athens

On a Wednesday evening, we made our way down to “The Manor” in Athens, GA – a venue known for it’s Lazers, Fog and Ying Yang Twin hosted events.  At around 10pm the curtain raised, The RODNEY KINGS chomped down on the sound and folks where physically fine to show for it, bless their hearts. They throbbed and bobbed their bones baby. There was a middle band, Tallycox that seemed well rounded with “top notch musical-movement-minded-musicians”-no doubt.  I slipped upstairs and bumped into D-ROC and KAINE momentarily.

Sliding into the midnight hour, the lips kicked things off with “SEA OF BLASPHEMY”–and a sea it soon was of beer, bottles, cans, shoes and bodies as the band played new cuts direct from their latest release (Arabia Mountain) with older material in between.  It was the usual Lipsy show without the gimmicks, although I believe some of the new comers where still in “shock from the rock” said one innocent groove stricken-lady.  They played an Almighty Defenders song (Bow Down and Die) and then soon after ended somewhere around “BAD KIDS”. Seeing the lips many a time between all of ourselves, the show still came nothing short of a rawkously recharging–perhaps an alcoholic reboot for some, and simply a twist of the hips for others.  / WJ

Pictured : Ian Saint Pe (Guitar/Vox for BL)

Photo Credit : KELLY O

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