The Black Lips

Imagine a shocking act that involves bodily fluids and, most likely, The Black Lips have already done it on stage. The band’s infamously bawdy antics have included pissing into their own mouths, cutting themselves and bleeding all over everything, strumming their guitars with their cocks instead of guitar picks, and hocking loogies into the air and catching them in their mouths mid-song. The performances are vulgar, anarchic, and, quite frankly, fun as hell. The Atlanta four-piece is often labeled “art punk” (their new Mark Ronson-produced album Arabia Mountain includes a song about getting trashed at the Louvre) but their live act is a fuzzed-out, balls-to-the-wall throwback to the likes of GG Allin and Iggy Pop. With Cerebral Ballzy, Grave Babies. KEEGAN HAMILTON

Thu., June 16, 8 p.m., 2011

 
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