The Bay Abridged: Oct 14 — Oct 20

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of last week's Bay Area concert scene. The Black Lips, Ariel Pink at Bimbos (SF) Oct. 14 It was a night of firsts for this fresh piece of music reviewing meat. Never, never in my 26 years have I witnessed a lougie hawked on stage, let alone into the blaring lights and caught again [...]

Photos: Ariel Pink & The Black Lips perfectly mismatched at Bimbo’s

The Black Lips (photo: Jess Luoma) It was a night of firsts for this fresh piece of music-reviewing meat.  Never, never in my 26 years have I witnessed a loogie hawked on stage let alone whilst electric thrashage hawked into the blaring lights and caught again (The Black Lips). Nor have I ever witnessed a 45-minute hula hoop seduction grooving to the beats of a vintage bikini wearing drummer man (Ariel Pink). It appears there are far stranger realities than my own.

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Black Lips play GAMH tomorrow; support local record stores

The Black Lips are back in town performing at the Great American Music Hall tomorrow night with Flowers Forever and local act Bridez and this time your ticket will do more than just get you into the show. In an effort to support great local record stores, The Black Lips giving a bunch of Short Fuse 7”s to local record stores of the cities they're performing and offering the vinyl up to anyone who comes in AFTER the gig with a ticket stub. You can pick up your copy over at Amoeba SF starting Friday - I'd recommend doing it [...]

The Black Keys, Dr. Dog Ticket Giveaway!

Next week will have all of us running from venue to venue catching some amazing shows as October comes to a close. One of the non-local shows that looks to be amazing is going to be over at the Fillmore on Thursday, October 30th with The Black Keys and Dr. Dog. We've seen both of these bands in the past before - and have loved every minute. I might even claim that Dr. Dog was the highlight of my 2008 Treasure Island Music Festival experience so this show will not disappoint. Dr. Dog - "Worst Trip" from We [...]

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