Satan’s Graffiti or God’s Art?, the band dig deeper into their garage, rockabilly, proto-punk and psychedelic music influences, bashing and sneering through 18 tracks of the playful music they’re known for. However fun their records might be, Black Lips are a band best experienced live. Tearing up venues, stripping naked onstage and urinating publicly marked the band’s early days, but now that they’ve grown older, all that intense, teenage testosterone has been channeled into just putting on a great, energetic live show, which will now feature a full-time saxophonist, Zumi Rosow (the band’s first female member). Also at the Regent on Friday, June 23, and at Pappy and Harriet’s on Saturday, June 24.
By now Black Lips must be America’s oldest teenagers. On their recently released eighth album,