Black Lips – MHOW tonight, Bowery last night, and India this past January (four part video documentary)
"Having previously conquered Mexico and the Holy Land, in this edition of Music World the Black Lips set out for a six-city tour of the Indian subcontinent.
While bringing punk to the second most populous (and first most insane) nation in the world may seem relatively cut and dry to you, the band quickly find their missionary work complicated by an endless series of unforeseen factors including crowded trains, extremely conservative and homophobic cops, cheap hash, guys in knitted caps, unlabeled pills, weird bathroom practices, the McDonalds Chicken Maharaja, a tour manager so shitty he's like the villain from a Beatles movie, starvation, excellent haircuts, secret whisky, and the half-buried skeleton of what's either a camel or a dinosaur."
That blurb is the description of a video documentary VBS.TV posted about the trip Black Lips took to India in January. Watch the whole thing below. Check out the two MP3's off their new album 200 Million Thousand, out now via VICE.
Now on tour, the Black Lips made a stop at Bowery Ballroom in NYC last night (3/9), and do it again tonight (3/10) at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn. If you go, make sure you don't miss Let's Wrestle who are in NYC for a few shows before touring over to Austin for SXSW.
The latest tour dates, and those India videos, below...
The Black Lips - 2009 Tour Dates
Mar 9 - Bowery Ballroom New York, New York
Mar 10 - Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, New York
Mar 12 - Beachland Ballroom Clevedon, Ohio
Mar 13 - Magic Stick Detroit, Michigan
Mar 14 - Logan Sqaure Auditorium Chicago, Illinois
Mar 15 - Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mar 16 - Turf Club St. Paul, Minnesota
Mar 17 - Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Mar 18 - Bottleneck Lawrence, Kansas
Mar 20 - SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 21 - SXSW Austin, Texas
Mar 23 - One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Mar 25 - Club Downunder Tallahassee, Florida
Mar 26 - Orpheum Tampa, Florida
Mar 27 - Churchill's Miami, Florida
Mar 28 - Common Grounds Gainesville, Florida
Mar 29 - jack Rabbits Jacksonville, Florida
Mar 30 - The Social Orlando, Florida
Apr 15 - The Detroit Bar Costa Mesa, California
Apr 16 - The Casbah San Diego, California
Apr 17 - The Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
Apr 18 - Plush Tuscon, Arizona
Apr 20 - The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, Colorado
Apr 21 - Bluebird Theater Denver, Colorado
Apr 22 - Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 23 - Neurolux Boise, Idaho
Apr 24 - Berbati's Pan Portland, Oregon
Apr 25 - Neumos Seattle, Washington
Apr 27 - WOW Hall Eugene, Oregon
Apr 28 - The Blue Lamp Sacramento, California
Apr 29 - The Blue Lagoon Santa Cruz, California
Apr 30 - Great American Music Hall San Francisco, California
May 1 - El Rey Theater Los Angeles, California
May 2 - Glasshouse Pomona, California