1043981_546067272107652_68522080_nTHE RODNEY KINGS are kicking off an 11-date East-ghost Tour starting Friday night at-the-soon to be closing, FARM 255 in Athens GA.   Supporting acts for the classic city date include The Cryptides, NATE and the NIGHTMARES and MansTrash.  Show starts at 11pm.  Catch them during the next 2 weeks in Athens, Augusta, Chapel Hill, Virginia Beach,  Richmond, DC, Philly and Brooklyn. Watch and Share this video of them fuzzin-owt the Caledonia Lounge back in June :



ATHENS fri july 12 @farm255
AUGUSTA tues july 16 @soul bar w/ kvids, koko beware
CHAPEL HILL wed july 17 @nightlight w/ priests, flesh wounds
RICHMOND fri july 19 @yerb w/milkstains, nervous ticks
DC sat july 20 tba
DC sun july 21 rodney kings visit our founding fathers
PHILLY mon july 22 cheesesteaks
PHILLY tues july 23 @50th and hazel w/ nick morrison
BROOKLYN wed july 24 @living gallery w/ tom blacklung
and the smokestacks, dead tenants

ATHENS fri july 26 @little kings SLOPFEST 2013

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


Here we have our 4th official release. But just what does “official” even mean anymore. You know who it is.  It’s your late night / get right boys, THE RODNEY KINGS, and they are serving OWT some of the best Poppin’ Punk we’ve heard in ages, GET BENT says they “might be the loudest and most obnoxious band to come from the land of REM”

Stream the flow and then Spin that WaxX



The 7″ is available in our STORE  (Get it while it’s fressh folks)

or DEMAND IT at your favorite local record store.



Athens’ own trio of chaos curators are at it again, THE RODNEY KINGS are making their voyage back to GF studio to cut two sides of pure poppin punk for our next issue release #GF004 – The Rodney Kings / IRENE 7-INCH.  Sometime earlier this month, GF Armed guards hand-delivered the official MASTERS to the pressing plant and we are currently awaiting approval of the test prints. Check and share the song “IRENE” below and watch the video of the Kings at work in the Gypsy Studio, kindly brought to you by GF film man Sir Stephen.   STAY TOONED for details***

Ladies and Gentlemen, THE RODNEY KINGS

Playing the Athens House Show circuit for about a year now, THE RODNEY KINGS have been causing quite a stir in the local music scene lately, being about as infectious as that 3 dolla scent.  Recently, they self released and recorded (with the aid of Wyatt Pless of FIGBOOTS) their very own self titled EP.  It only took a matter of DAZE before the CD found it’s way to HQ. Upon listening to the groups original material (and seeing them live a handful of times) they were ordered to come quickly and record at ONCE! for a GYPSY FARM release.  That is all for now, PLEASE enjoy them playing their LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY tune below, a delightful threat to your surf’n senses indeed : “BONES (BABY)”

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