Posted in music | pictures on November 14, 2011

photos by Jessica Amaya

The Black Lips / The 5.6.7.8's
The Black Lips
The 5.6.7.8's

King Khan joined The Black Lips on stage at Bell House on Thursday, 11/10, the first night of the four-night celebration of Norton Records' 25th Anniversary at the Brooklyn venue. The Black Lips, who headlined Webtster Hall two weeks earlier, were a late, surprise addition to the already-sold-out bill. King Khan was a surprise addition to their set. The show also included The 5.6.7.8's from Japan (who played Mercury Lounge two nights later), Alarm Clocks, Phantom Surfers, Dex Romweber Duo, and The Nor-tones.

Here are some pictures, and video, from that whole night. They continue below...

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Kim Fowley

The Nor-Tones

The Nor-Tones

The Nor-Tones

The Nor-Tones

The Nor-Tones

The Nor-Tones

The Nor-Tones

The Nor-Tones

The Nor-Tones

Dex Romweber Duo

Dex Romweber Duo

Dex Romweber Duo

Dex Romweber Duo

Dex Romweber Duo

Dex Romweber Duo

Phantom Surfers

Phantom Surfers

Phantom Surfers

Phantom Surfers

Phantom Surfers

Phantom Surfers

Phantom Surfers

Phantom Surfers

Phantom Surfers

Phantom Surfers

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks

Andre Williams

Alarm Clocks

Alarm Clocks

The 5.6.7.8's

The 5.6.7.8's

The 5.6.7.8's

The 5.6.7.8's

The 5.6.7.8's

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The 5.6.7.8's

The 5.6.7.8's

The 5.6.7.8's

The 5.6.7.8's

The 5.6.7.8's

Miriam Linna and Billy Miller

The 5.6.7.8's

The 5.6.7.8's

The Black Lips

The Black Lips

The Black Lips

The Black Lips

The Black Lips

The Black Lips

The Black Lips

The Black Lips

The Black Lips

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The Black Lips

black lips w/ king khan - Norton 25th - Bell House Brooklyn Nov 2011

The 5.6.7.8's @ The Bell House 11.10.2011

The Black Lips @ The Bell House 11.10.2011

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Comments (51)

Kim Fowley always substitutes his tahini for liquid LSD for his hummus preparations.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 12:48 PM

why do the pictures look so bad? is this on purpose?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 12:53 PM

Seriously...I think they're OK but Black Lips play here much to often.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 1:24 PM

12:53, I think it's the "style" the kids are into these days.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 1:33 PM

these kinds of bands are old news

nobody with any taste or self respect follows this garage shit anymore

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 1:43 PM

Hating every post on BV is old news.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 1:47 PM

1:43:

Nothing hipper than this shit. Always was always will be.

The fanatics that sold out all four night of this fantastic mind blowing shindig are the ones in the know. Believe.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 1:49 PM

garage is clearly over

do you really think you can quarrel with that fact?

this shit went down at the Bell House of all places. how much more old square and passe can you get?

these bands all sound the same and individually all sound exactly like the records they each out out 5 years ago. same shit, year after year. it's a dead end

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 1:57 PM

The Black Lips

Weren't they supposed to be the next big thing or something? Cover of Spin, etc?

Seems like they're in the same place as last year. It's gotta be getting old for those guys, doing the same thing every night and playing little bullshit shows for the kind of bland indie loser fanbase that the band members themselves wouldn't want to hang out with socially.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:02 PM

1:57, Who have you been listening to lately then? The Youth Lagoons?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:03 PM

THE VIVIAN GIRLS BROKE UP

GARAGE IS DEAD

It was way past the right time anyway. It was getting fucking stale

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:07 PM

Guys, let's all meet up one year from today and see if 2:02 is in a cooler place.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:10 PM

Hey you idiot....

Garage has been 'over' since about 1967. Which is probably about three decades before you were born.

Anything 'Garage' from the 1970's/1980's/1990's/2000's and 2010's is essentially a four decades plus revival. Which obviously means it has staying power. Norton Records has been around for 25 years now and this festival was four night long with almost 30 bands spanning those four decades plus. Mega packed and completely sold out. and completely amazing

The range of styles of these bands ran in all directions, from Surf, to punk, to Rockabilly, to straight up RNR, etc etc. etc. And the bands were from all over the world adding to the uniqueness of the individual bands styles and sounds. You obviously weren't there so your comments are baseless.

And as for your comment about the Bell House- the Bell House is a relatively new venue and an awesome one at that.

You obviously know nothing about music history or venue history.

You seem like a 20 something musically ignorant hipster who's only exposure and/or understanding of 'garage rock' comes from the White Stripes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:11 PM

ha 1:57 just got schooled!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:12 PM

who cares about the black Lips when you had Question Mark and the Mysterians and The Sonics on the bill......

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:15 PM

Actually 2:11 there's a straightforward consensus on what people they have in mind when they talk about "garage" on a website like Brooklyn Vegan.

We are, uncomplicatedly, talking about the "garage" branch of contemporary indie rock.

It is you who are ignorant - of where you are and who you're speaking to.

Also, the fact that you're paying attention to a post about a latter day show by (formerly good, now tiresome) hacks like the Black Lips and King Khan, while also defending "real" garage from the 60's shows that you have no respect for the genre you claim to defend. No self-respecting classic garage collector would pay attention to the likes of the Black Lips. It's teeny bopper music, the new flavor of pop-punk.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:17 PM

Old fogey reunions like Question Mark and the Mysterians and The Sonics don't deserve your ticket dollars or your respect.

Rock n roll is about the moment and about youth, and about sounding fresh and different than whatever came before and has gotten old.

Revisiting old fat guys 40 years after the fact is the opposite of what rock n roll and the original garage movement was supposed to be about.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:21 PM

I thought the Black Lips were going to be Warp tour level.

What happened?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:23 PM

The Bell House audience ain't young or cool

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:25 PM

Okay 2:21, I'll bite. What band is rock n roll right now, on November 14th, 2011?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:26 PM

ya a hard gigging band with a slew of good tunes, pisses me off

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:30 PM

So there was this one time... I didn't have any interest in seeing a band and I just didn't go.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:33 PM

I remember in the 90's "garage" guys wouldn't be caught dead listening to a band like, say Guided by Voices.

Meanwhile, these days it's pretty obvious that that band and the lofi movement from back then was carrying the torch of what all those Nuggets bands from the 60's had going.

Meanwhile, at the time the "garage" guys were following greaser garbage like Estrus records and the like.

By rote "garage" music is narrow and boring. The best shit breaks the mold and pisses off the purists. The only relevant garage musician from the 2000's was Jay Reatard, because he was willing to try different sounds and show broader influences.

The Black Lips and King Khan and all the rest of them are all copycat homage artists, and now they're all stuck in ruts. I imagine their schtick is boring even for the band members themselves.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:33 PM

Bad enough sniping about what bands are cool, etc. Now venues themselves take on stupid hipster categories? The Bell House isn't cool? "how much more old square and passe can you get?" what an idiotic statement. Would you not go see a band you loved if they played the Bell House? God, I hope so...
It's fine if you don't like a venue. Many, many people hate T5 for its sound, location, and Thunderdome-esque size. But it's pretty stupid if you don't like a venue because it's 'passé.' And the sound at the Bell House is generally good, it's a great room, and the bartenders favor a heavy pour.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:43 PM

Ok 2:17, you obviously have missed the entire point of the shows in question and the reason behind the shows and the bands that played this weekend while going on a simple and embarrassing attack of an entire genre based on your limited understanding of the very small current example that you are unfortunately aware of.

"We are, uncomplicatedly, talking about the "garage" branch of contemporary indie rock."

uh, no, actually we aren't. Norton Records is primarily a reissue label repressing classic out of print original 1950's and 1960's ultra cool obscurities while also issuing for the first time previously unreleased material of said artists. The four day festival was mostly focused on that aspect of the past 25 years of releases. And no, I don't work for them.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:58 PM

"Also, the fact that you're paying attention to a post about a latter day show by (formerly good, now tiresome) hacks like the Black Lips and King Khan, while also defending "real" garage from the 60's shows that you have no respect for the genre you claim to defend. No self-respecting classic garage collector would pay attention to the likes of the Black Lips. It's teeny bopper music, the new flavor of pop-punk."

As mentioned, the real draw for this festival were the original 1960's bands such as Question Mark and the Mysterians, the Sonics, The Randy Fuller Four (first show in NYC in almost 50 years!), as well as more recent but still classic revivalists of the last thirty years up till the present day. The Black Lips were not by any stretch of the imagination a highlight of this festival. The fact that you keep zeroing in on them shows that you have no other reference to talk about of the almost thirty other bands on the bill. The fact that some crossover hipster shit like the Black Lips made its way on to the bill shows how much the Garage Rock genre has never fully gone away, and unfortunately because of some of those recent crossover hipster current garage bands, it attracts ignorant morons such as yourself to take notice and label the whole thing in the way you understand it, which isn't very intelligent or deep.

so go listen to whatever 'of the moment' garbage you think is young and hip and cool that no one will remember in 25 years and sit all smug with your understanding that the Black Lips and King Khan are what represents Garage Rock.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 2:59 PM

haw 2:17 got schooled again!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 3:01 PM

Hey old guy:

You underestimate what young people understand and say fully ignorant shit about how the current garage rehash artists fit into the world beyond the tight nit classic garage scene.

We agree that those current bands are fucking garbage.

Also, there's a separate post about the Sonics and Question Mark. People can pay homage there and discuss the relative lameness of Black Lips and King Khan here on the post titled "black lips and king khan."

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 3:06 PM

"Old fogey reunions like Question Mark and the Mysterians and The Sonics don't deserve your ticket dollars or your respect."

dumbest statement there is, and clearly from someone that hasn't seen either band lately. These bands are killer!

"Rock n roll is about the moment and about youth, and about sounding fresh and different than whatever came before and has gotten old."

The irony is that this statement itself has gotten old. And time has proven that it simply isn't true. I's rather see a band of older musicians with a real history of anger and past youthful spirit put on a more energetic and howling show than a bunch of whiny complaining 20 something hipster slackers that have nothing to complain about but do anyway.

"Revisiting old fat guys 40 years after the fact is the opposite of what rock n roll and the original garage movement was supposed to be about."

grow up. That's a typical cliched and uneducated comment from someone that doesn't know their ass from their music history.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 3:10 PM

Hey old dudes go talk on a message board or at a record convention, because here, on Brooklyn Vegan, we're going to talk about "garage" indie rock and why it's tired

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 3:10 PM

"Revisiting old fat guys 40 years after the fact is the opposite of what rock n roll and the original garage movement was supposed to be about."

you are confusing 'original Garage movement' with 'original punk movement.'

The Garage movement wasn't really a movement at all, it was just about starting a band and playing in your garage.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 3:12 PM

Looking forward to three more posts of this!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 3:14 PM

"garage" indie rock was tired before it even started, because any real genre that you combine with 'indie' is an ultimate recipe for disaster six months down the line anyway. And I mean anything.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 3:17 PM

you can't post anonymous if your post is longer than one line.

Posted by Jimmy the Raisin Eater | November 14, 2011 3:29 PM

My name is Ronnie D'Marino and I once lived in a garage.

Posted by ronnie d'marino | November 14, 2011 3:50 PM

shows of the year!

Posted by blag | November 14, 2011 3:51 PM

I love Rock and Roll. I don't care how tired it is.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 4:23 PM

Black Lips bore me

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 5:35 PM

from Wikipedia:

LCD Soundsystem's seminal release "Losing My Edge" (2002) features a long list of hip 20th century musical acts. The litany ends with singer James Murphy repeating 'The Sonics' four times.

nuff said.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 5:36 PM

thurston is banging kickball katy

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 6:02 PM

garage is for nerdy college sophomores these days

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 6:25 PM

"why do the pictures look so bad? is this on purpose?"

I was going to post the same thing. Even cheap digital cameras can take decent lowlight nowadays. Are these pics from a cellphone?

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 6:32 PM

I hate all of you.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 6:49 PM

They look like they were taken with a Diana camera. Maybe that's the look they were going for. There was a few people shooting film over the weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 8:07 PM

if you see any better shots from that night online post it, if not, shut the fuck up and quit bitching

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 8:50 PM

NO ONE SHOULD CRITICIZE ANYTHING

ALL CRITICISM IS ALWAYS IGNORANT AND MISINFORMED

POINTING OUT TRUE NEGATIVE THINGS HAS NEVER ACCOMPLISHED ANYTHING EVER

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 9:53 PM

garage rock is for dorks who use too much product in their hair.

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 10:01 PM

test

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 10:07 PM

I took some killa shots with my iPhone!

Posted by Anonymous | November 14, 2011 10:45 PM

a ton of fun. That's what it looks like.

Posted by jordon | August 11, 2013 7:13 PM

25 years already

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 3:43 PM

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