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The Gaye Blades (not Gay Blades) (mem. of Black Lips) tonight, Georgiana Starlington residency, LiveFastDie…Dead

by Andrew Frisicano

The Gaye Blades
Gaye Blades

Retro rock band Georgiana Starlington (which features ex-Black Lips guitarist Jack Hines) kicks off a monthly residency at Bruar Falls in Brooklyn tonight (7/29). Opening up the show will be Atlanta’s The Gaye Blades, a group fronted by current Black Lips member Jared Swilley (who is probably still in town since Black Lips played Sunday’s Pool Party show). We think it’s probably the group’s (Gay Blades) NYC debut.

UPDATE: We realized right after posting that Benjamin Jay Womack (Bobby Ubangi) was also a member of the Gaye Blades (and Black Lips) at one time. Ben “passed away on July 1, 2009, following a nine month battle with cancer. B. Jay was 35 at the time of his death.” Bradford Cox called him “A great friend and an amazing human being.” RIP.

Wild About JenkemThe Gaye Blades appear on the Wild About Jenkem comp put out by Killer Diller Records in 2008. The songs on the record, contributed by bands that include Coconut Coolouts (who played NYC over the weekend), Back C.C.s and Livefastdie (who played their their last show in NYC over the weekend) (see below), are all about jenkem, which, according to Wikipedia, is “a hallucinogenic recreational drug composed of noxious gas formed from fermented human feces. In the early and mid-1990s, several reports stated that Jenkem was being used by Zambian street children.” Sounds great! Charles Gaskins, who heads the Killer Diller label, will also be DJing at Bruar Falls tonight (7/29); Bosco Delray rounds out the bill.

LiveFastDie (final show) w/ crazy girl @ Rock Star Bar in Brooklyn – 7/25/09 (VICE)
Wild About Jenkem

VICE: Why’s Livefastdie breaking up?

LFD: It’s just time to call it a day. Four years is a lot longer than I thought it would go. Weird punk’s taken over. Hippy shit. No room left.

If the “Gaye Blades” sounds familiar, that might be because…


The Gay Blades

Gay Blades

…there’s also an NYC band called The Gay Blades (look no ‘E’). That group is currently on tour, so no chance for an awkward confrontation.

Videos, tour dates, flyers…

The Gaye Blades-I Want My Baby Tonight-Vacation

The Gaye Blades-Bobby Is A Lover-Vacation

The Gaye Blades-Please Dont Get Married-Vacation

The Gaye Blades, Treat Me Like A Man

Georgiana Starlington

Georgiana Starlington – 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 29 Bruar Falls Brooklyn, New York
Aug 08 Lake Johnson Brooklyn
Aug 26 Bruar Falls BROOKLYN
Sep 30 Bruar Falls BROOKLYN

Gaye Blades – 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 29 Bruar Falls Brooklyn, New York

Gay Blades – 2009 Tour Dates
Jul 29 Harpers Ferry Allston, Massachusetts
Jul 30 School of Rock South Hackensack, New Jersey
Jul 31 TLA Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Aug 01 Harmony Grange Wilmington, Delaware
Aug 09 WZNE Pary In the Park Rochester, New York
Aug 19 Paradiso Amsterdam
Aug 20 Rotown Rotterdam
Aug 21 Pukkelpop Festival Hasselt
Aug 22 V Festival Stafford
Aug 22 V Festival Stafford
Aug 23 V Festival Chelmsford
Aug 27 Circolo – Kiss This Club Night Milan
Aug 28 Razzmatazz – Pop Bar Barcelona

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