1601 University Ave. W.
St. Paul, MN 55104
Category: Bars and Clubs
Atlanta's Black Lips built their punkish reputation on dirty garage rock streaked with Southern-fried psychedelia, blues, and remnants of '60s pop, plus riotous live shows speckled with incorrigible antics. The boys are in their 30s now and things have changed only incrementally from the ragged onslaught of their dissolute youth. The Lips' recently released Under the Rainbow still recounts frenzied escapades and run-ins with the authorities, but the band's sound is a lot cleaner — for better or worse — in part due to the production (mostly) of the Black Keys' Patrick Carney. And it might be more accessible, from the country-rock lope of "Justice After All" to the Monkees-like "Drive-By Buddy" to the Stonesesque, Deliverance-tinged mayhem of "Boys in the Woods." With Natural Child.
Sun., April 27, 7:30 p.m., 2014