One of the greatest things about being a walking time bomb is that your life is always interesting! With the potential for death and destruction around every corner! In other words, I apologize for my brief hiatus (to all three of you who noticed) but as you know, some times bad things happen to not-so-bad people, bad music for bad people (R.I.P. Lux Interior) happens, and that's why Love You 'Till Friday is back a week early on a special Monday morning!
As you show-goers know, March is a bittersweet month. SXSW is a few weeks away, which means every band and their sister's and mother's bands will be touring to get to Austin, and inevitably stop at some point in the middle of the week for a DC show... in between NYC and Atlanta or Memphis or any other city we don't care about because it ain't here. But this also means your weeknights will be filled with excitement as you get to catch some great bands on tour before they go whore themselves out down south. The story goes like this... your band plays a showcase to a bunch of suits (Hello John Norris) who are supposed to drool and publically snub each other in a mad dash to cash in on what the kids are listening to, the NEXT BIG HYPE... but does anyone really care about that? It's really a trip to go party your asses off, and play as many shows and parties all week long, see new bands and eat good BBQ in the nice weather.
So... The point of the previous paragraph was to inform you, in subsequent installments of LYTF, a few good shows to check out that do not involve your television.
Right now I think it's pretty important to go to this show at the Black Cat this Thursday. The Black Lips have been one of my favorite bands for years, and they've definitely payed their dues, earned all this cred so fuck all the haters. There's probably a new album involved (edit: It's called It's called 200 Million Thousand, but I'm still stoked on 2007's Good Bad Not Evil and everything before it....
Oh, apparently the new album dropped today, but I didn't see it while I was out record shopping at the usual DC spots. So I guess you're going to have to go out here to get one... And look, Gentlemen Jesse is playing too! If you missed them a few weeks ago at the Talking Head, here's your next last chance.
Black Lips - O Katrina! (Mp3)
Black Lips - Cold_Hands (Mp3)
Black Lips - Not_A_Problem (Mp3)
Black Lips - Stranger (Mp3)
Black Lips - Veni Vidi Vici [Diplo Remix] (Mp3)