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July 2009

Black...

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Black Keys...Black Moth...wait, who is this? Oh, yeah, Black Lips: Atlanta garage band, guitars, a few extras thrown in. They're fun enough - mosh pit and all - but not really all that interesting. Not worth sticking around for -especially since I just felt the first few raindrops. Oh well, fun while it lasted. (More pics below.)

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Good Health

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L.A.'S Health are like a lot of other no wave bands: fast, hard, loud, thrashing guitar and drums. But they layer in these hypnotic, almost ecstatic techno sounds that make you want to get up and dance. And, then, they unleash a terrible bass that rumbles through your chest like a Marshall Tank. Before long, the whole thing sounds like a nighttime airraid, dropping guitar hits like napalm. Beautiful, terrible. (More pics below.)

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Pool Parties 2009

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As you've probably heard by now, this summer's Pool Parties have moved down to the Williamsburg waterfront, affording brilliant views of the city (a fair trade for the lack of a Slip 'n Slide.) And on a hot summer Sunday like today, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. First up: Austin's Grupo Fantasma, who rock Santana-like Latin groove via 10 bad ass musicians. More to come.