Monday, March 3, 2008

Black Lips 3.1.08 Logan Square, Chicago

The Black Lips stormed into Logan Square Auditorium this past weekend. All ages, so there were lots of sweaty shirtless boys jumpin' around and actually crowd-surfing without security stepping in. Surprising. Pretty good show-the band was fairly full of energy for what they said was their third performance of the day! Wow! I'm not crazy familiar with the band, but loved their newest, Good Bad Not Evil. Great energy and it's clear they love what they do. Saw a number of people leave mid-show and a trio of bimbos in front of me took off as soon as they kicked in. Obviously not their style of music-glad they wasted 15 bucks to get in. Idiots. Oh well, I thought it was great. The highlight for me was the guitar player with "grills" leading a chant of "Friendship! Friendship!". Fuckin' hilarious.

Quintron and Miss Pussycat were the touring partners, with Chi's Hot Machines opening up. The Machines were rockin' , but just basic garage stuff. I went to this show to see Quintron mainly. There were some equipment troubles and Miss Pussycat had laryngitis, so they seemed a bit off. I still thought they were great(love that fuckin' organ sound) and will definitely try and see them when they come back. Miss Pussycat's puppet show was a crack up. I picked up Q's Swamp Tech cd/Electric Swamp dvd and can't wait to watch the puppet show on the vid.

Below are links to mp3s of the Black Lips set and Quintron's set. Not necessarily the best sound(although Quintron's is nice and clear for the most part), but it captures a nice, raw feel that works for the tunes presented. If anyone feels a need for flacs, please post in the comments and I'll see what I can do. I'm not one to give a shit either way about the mp3 vs. flac debate and I'm not sure the traffic I'll get with this anyway, but I will try and oblige for you anal types. I'm not sure of all the titles, so I marked the ones I knew. If anyone knows the setlists, please leave in comments, por favor.

Please do not sell, but do with these as you will. If you like what you hear, please buy cds from either artist, you can't go wrong.

here's the black lips set: black lips logan square
and now quintron: quintron logan square


funeralpudding said...

Thanks, dude - looking forward to more!

Uncle_Max said...

Thanks for the share, and here's the tracklist I could figure out so far:
1. (I saw a ghost) Lean
2. O Katrina!
3. Boomerang
4. Sea of Blasphemy
5. Bad Kids
6. Dirty Hands
7. Buried Alive
8. Cold Hands
9. Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah
10. ???
11. Fairy Stories
12. Not a Problem
13. Lock and Key
14. ???
15. Stranger
16. ???
17. ???
18. Juvenile
19. crowd noise (last 30 seconds is a long version of the "Slime and Oxygen" intro sound clip)
20. Everybody's Doing It
21. Workin
22. Monkey Business

I only have their two newest albums, and the self-titled, so that was all I could get. I recognize some of the other songs from hearing them live, but hopefully somebody with more of their singles/other albums will know the 4 remaining tracks.

seanfindley said...

Awesome, thanks for putting this up.

10. Gung Ho.
14. Make It.
16. Wild Man
17. Too Much In Love (King Khan & BBQ Cover)

Adam said...

Great recording, great show. Thanks a lot!

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