Posted in music | pictures on March 25, 2010

photos by Jessica Amaya

Black Lips

"The title of [the below] video is "The Black Lips' Jared Swilley apologizes for homophobia, kisses gay blogger" which made me worried that someone had forced Jared into a Michael-Richards/Dog-the-Bounty-Hunter public shaming situation over calling the fag from Wavves a fag.

Turns out it's mainly just him breaking down the difference between the high-school and hate-crime usages of "faggot" and then kissing a guy to atone for his slurs. I'd describe more of what they talk about but the make-out anticipation in interviewer guy's voice is severely putting me on edge. This must be what girls feel like ALL THE TIME. " [Vice]

Watch the above-described video (where Jared does end up making out with the interviewer) at the end of this set of pictures from last night's show at Bowery Ballroom (we'll talk more about the show in the set of pictures we have from their show one night earlier at Brooklyn Bowl)...

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New House

New House @ Bowery Ballroom

New House

New House

New House

New House

New House

New House

New House

New House

New House

Box Elders @ Bowery Ballroom

Box Elders

Box Elders

Box Elders

Box Elders

Box Elders

Box Elders

Black Lips @ Bowery Ballroom

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

Black Lips

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Comments (14)

Great pictures, i think it was very good concert

Posted by biletul zilei | March 25, 2010 3:31 PM

I hate that man and would never dream of attending a Black Lips concert.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 3:38 PM

maxwell's show was lame.

Posted by beast | March 25, 2010 3:50 PM

I agree 3:50. I was there last Sunday night and thought they were awful. Sloppy as hell - They kept on butting heads with the sound guy as well. That band has a very limited stage life. I thought they were fantastic last time they played Maxwell's about 2-3 years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 3:56 PM

You maxwell's folks are confused. How are they sloppier now than 2 yrs ago? Black Lips still bring it on stage. Last night's show was great.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 4:05 PM

the box elders were also terrible @ maxwell's. okay, i'm done with the downing.

Posted by beast | March 25, 2010 4:09 PM

Wavves dude kicked his ass.

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 4:14 PM

Jared can make out with a dude interviewer, and the kid from Wavvvves is still gayer.

Long live The Black Lips!

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 4:41 PM

Do they ever *not* play sloppily? I mean, that's part of their contrived schtick, isn't it?

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 4:44 PM

if black lips my dick i would cut it off

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 9:19 PM

I dont think they're contrived. They've toured hard, written some great songs and generally been a lot more entertaining than most bands this decade.

To me they're a great rock and roll band, but people are so cynical and weirdly insist they should be "super tight and professional" like friggin Muse or something. The thing they do-- they do it really well and it usually makes for a great show.

Yes, the F bomb stuff was lame-- but they are not homophobes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 5:06 AM

Viacom rock.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 8:30 AM

just go away jared

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 10:04 AM

Jared Swilley's dad is a congressman?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXT9ZDAbK_o

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 10:34 AM

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