Rock & Pop

The Black Lips/Obnox/Nox Boys

When: Wed., May 4, 8:30 p.m. 2016

Emerging during the umpteenth garage rock revival of the late 90s/early 2000s, the Black Lips quickly became a staple of the 50-year-old genre. The band has avoided relegation to the generic indie rock bleacher seats through the sheer depth and diversity of their work. Their albums move from Pebbles/Nuggets-era schoolboy garage to buzzing drag race rock to Bob Dylan-style ramblings, all while maintaining a Rolling Stones bad boy snarl. Legendary Bomp! Records was the first to pick them up before they moved to Vice Records in 2006. Eight albums later, the band hasn’t slowed their quest for new territory: 2014’s Underneath the Rainbow veers towards sultry country western on more than one occasion. The band is now recording new material under the guidance of Beatle baby Sean Ono Lennon. If you’re looking to get a taste of what you might hear at the show, classic tracks such as “Katrina” and “Family Tree” will rev your motor. (Kaufman)

Price: $14 ADV, $15 DOS

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