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[Black Lips] took the stage with their typical energy of 100 firecrackers and ripped into "Sea of Blasphemy", a helpful fan tossing a beer to lead guitarist Ian Saint Pé afterward. Shortly after, the band played my favorite song from their catalog, "Dirty Hands", arguably the best track from their awesome "live" album, Los Valientes Del Mundo Nuevo (and earlier, Let It Bloom). This track had people lip synching and lightly air punching, which then got kicked up a few notches with the first notes of "Katrina", which unsurprisingly got the biggest crowd reaction of the night. Lead singer and bassist Jared Swilley took a moment to mention that, "It feels good to be in Austin when it's not South by Southwest," -[Soundcheck]
The Black Lips and Vivian Girls tour, which ended in Baton Rouge on Saturday, and hit Webster Hall in NYC back on 4/12, swung through Emo's in Austin on Thursday (4/28). John Wesley Coleman opened the Texas show which is pictured in this post.

Vivian Girls are now on tour with No Joy. Black Lips are heading to Europe before coming back for more North American tour dates in June. All of those dates are below.

Black Lips have a new LP produced by Mark Ronson entitled Arabia Mountain due on June 7th. Check out the first single "Modern Art," released officially yesterday, above. While you're up there grab the band's remixing debut via a new WIN WIN remix that appears on a new Scion-sponsored WIN WIN remix EP. Vivian Girls' new LP Share The Joy is out now via Polyvinyl.

More pictures and some videos from Emo's and all dates, below.

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The Black Lips (M.I.A.) at Emo's Austin April 2011

The Black Lips end their set with crowd interaction... and hi-fives all around


Vivian Girls -- 2011 Tour Dates
Tue-May-03 Santa Barbara, CA Muddy Waters #
Wed-May-04 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop #
Fri-May-06 Seattle, WA Vera Project #
Sat-May-07 Vancouver, BC The Biltmore #
Sun-May-08 Portland, OR Holocene #
Wed-May-11 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court #
Thu-May-12 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge #
Fri-May-13 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall #
Sat-May-14 Bloomington, IN Max's Place #
Sun-May-15 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop #
# = w/ No Joy

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Black Lips -- 2011 Tour Dates
May 06 Barcelona, SP @ Bikini Venue
May 07 Santiago de Compostela, SP @ Sala Capitol
May 08 Madrid, SP @ Sala Heineken
May 09 Montpellier, FR @ Rockstore
May 11 Strasbourg, FR @ la Laterie
May 12 Hamburg, DE @ Grunspan
May 13 Berlin, DE @ Festsaal Kreuzberg
May 14 Munich, DE @ Garge Fest (Feierwerk)
May 16 Amsterdam, NL @ Trouw Amsterdam
May 17 Paris, FR @ 104
May 18 Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique
May 19 London, UK @ The Garage
May 20 Liverpool, UK @ Sound City Fetival (The Masque)
May 21Cheshire, UK @ Friends Of Mine Festival
May 22 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
May 24 Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
May 25 Dublin, IRL @ The Button Factory
May 26 Cork, IRL @ Cypress Avenue
May 27 Galway, IRL @ Roisin Dubh
May 31 Zurich, CH @ Exil
June 01 Vevey, CH @ Rocking Chair
June 02 Vienna, Austria @ Flex
June 09 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
June 10 Sanata Barbara, CA @ Velvet Jones
June 11 San Franciso, CA @ Great American Music Hall
June 12 San Franciso, CA @ Great American Music Hall
June 14 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
June 15 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
June 16 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
June 17 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
June 18 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
June 19 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
June 21 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
June 22 Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
June 23 Cost Mesa, CA @ The Detroit Bar
June 24 Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box
June 25 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
August 05 Chicago, IL @ Grant Park - Lollapalooza tickets
August 06 Chicago, IL @ Grant Park - Lollapalooza tickets
August 07 Chicago, IL @ Grant Park - Lollapalooza tickets
September 08 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre - Hopscotch Festival

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WIN WIN -- 2011 Tour Dates
May 03 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
May 06 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 08 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
May 09 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
May 12 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
May 13 Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
May 14 Portland, OR @ Branx
May 16 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
May 17 Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg
May 18 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
May 20 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
May 21 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
May 22 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
May 24 Atlanta, GA @ 529
May 25 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
May 26 Washington DC @ Red Palace
May 28 Baltimore, MD @Windup Space
May 29 Philadelphia, PA @ Kingfu Necktie

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Comments (18)

BEst gay band ever!

Posted by Tommmy | May 3, 2011 4:40 PM

i can smell the farts

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 5:12 PM

Is there a hummus convention that I don't know about?

How has a post about Kickball Katy been so overlooked by the commentariat?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 5:20 PM

whoa andy sandberg was there??

quawesome!

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 5:43 PM

John Wesley Coleman > Blacklips/Vivian Girls

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 6:07 PM

I was there.
The Bands were amazin
however the venue sucks
asshole bouncers beatin up anyone havin a nice time.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 6:23 PM

cant wait for the new tour dates!! awesome shows!

Posted by Sociallite | May 3, 2011 6:28 PM

Looks like they are having a whale of a time and that ginger lass is fiiiiiiiiit!

Posted by Goat Weed | May 3, 2011 6:30 PM

I used to like this band - the times they played at Maxwell's were killer gigs. Hate to say it, but they need to hang em' up. The gimmick is old now.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 6:45 PM

You really can't blame the bouncers.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 8:12 PM

what? no webster hall pics?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 8:23 PM

when the vivian girls have to get real jobs what will become of their tattoos?

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2011 11:05 PM

i still find cassie ramone cute, no matter what her tattoos are

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2011 2:31 AM

"BEst gay band ever!"

You haven't seen the Hunx/Punx posts?

Oh wait, you said "BEST gay band".

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2011 11:06 AM

The Black Lips definitely peaked with "Let It Bloom." The only thing they've worked on lately that was even nearly as good was The Almighty Defenders. This new track does nothing to sway my opinion.

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2011 5:58 PM

viv girls drummer looks like the kind o girl who does pregnant fetish pics...

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2011 7:58 PM

"BEst gay band ever!"

You haven't seen the Hunx/Punx posts?

Oh wait, you said "BEST gay band".

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