Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"People under-estimate how much Black Lips play with balls."


"If you've ever wanted to see a dude in a lobster costume execute an earthshaking 360 dunk over a popular rapper, you just might get your chance on May 1. That's when Converse's Band of Ballers basketball tournament goes down in Atlanta. The three-on-three tournament includes Georgia rock bands the Black Lips and of Montreal, as well as rappers like Jay Electronica, OJ da Juiceman, Pill, Sean Price, Donnis, Shawty Lo, Jermaine Dupri, and defending champion Jim Jones.

Black Lips have pledged to donate the $5000 they'll make from the event to Auditory Verbal Centre, Inc., a nonprofit dedicated to the rehabilitation of deaf children. They've also challenged the other participants to donate their fees to charity.

Both of Montreal and the Black Lips have made videos hyping up their participation in the tournament. Neither one should really fill anyone with confidence that either band will be able to take on the elite Jones Family team, which, according to MVRemix, features former Washington Wizards player God Shammgod. You do, however, learn that Cole Alexander calls himself "Crazy Craze the Nightmare Man", so that's something. Both of those videos are below."

Monday, April 5, 2010

Neon Indian at Detroit Bar!!!

Mark your calenders like I have already marked mine. Also, here is a sick remix of the song "Psychic Chasms"

05-12 New York, NY - Terminal 5 *
05-13 Boston, MA - House of Blues *
05-20 Calgary, Alberta - Hi Fi Club
05-31 George, WA - Sasquatch
06-02 San Diego, CA - Casbah
06-03 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar!!!!
06-04 Los Angeles, CA - Natural History Museum / First Fridays #
06-05 Corvallis, OR - Flat Tail Musical Festival
06-07 Austin, TX - Emo's
06-09 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
06-10 Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
06-11 Cincinnati, OH - Fountain Square
06-12 Pittsburgh, PA - Brillobox
06-13 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
06-17 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
06-19 Denver, CO - Westword Music Showcase
07-17 Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom