Monday, March 26th, 2007

CONTEST – Ponys/Black Lips @ Lee's Palace – March 29, 2007

Everyone wanted a pony as a kid, very few actually got one. Now if, as someone of legal drinking age, you still want a little horse to ride around the yard, to groom and to name “Blossom”, that’s your business, but if you’d rather get a dose of Chicagoan fuzzed-out psych rock with a 90s college rock vibe, then I can help you out. The Ponys will be at Lee’s Palace this Thursday evening with The Black Lips and Action Makes and courtesy of Against The Grain, I’ve got three pairs of passes to give away.

To enter, email me at contests AT with your full name in the body and “I want a Pony” in the subject line. Show’s coming up so this is a quick one – the contest will close at midnight, March 27 – that’s tonight.

I caught only a tiny bit of The Ponys’ set at Hot Freaks at SxSW but their live rock abilities were more than evident. Their new album Turn The Lights Out came out last week and they also just did a Daytrotter session and interview, so check those out if you need more convincing. The Black Lips are supposed to be nutso live, as well, so there’s that too. And the free. Can’t underestimate the value of free.

MP3: The Ponys – “Double Vision”
MP3: The Ponys – “Poser Psychotic”
Video: The Black Lips – “Boomerang” (MOV)
MySpace: The Ponys

By : Frank Yang at 11:57 pm
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  1. kevin says:

    Black Lips are exactly what is wrong with music.

  2. Rich says:

    Meaning what, Kevin?

    And Frank, I caught this lineup in Atlanta a week ago. The Ponys are LOUD, and everybody seemed to either love ’em (based on their show) or hate ’em (based on their volume). Black Lips are fun and sloppy garage punk, and I doubt they’d claim to be anything more. WYSIWYG comes to mind.

  3. kevin says:

    By that I meant… praising a band that can barely play their instruments… it’s like that Vice/Hipster/Trash… it’s very fashionable to be bad and not try. What happened to artists and musicians? What happened to trying to make good music. Nobody praises novelist who can’t write complete sentences.

    (and I wasn’t suggesting that Frank was praising them)

  4. Frank says:

    I’ve never even listened to the Black Lips, but I know people who like them so that counts for something (how much is up to you to decide).

    But I can get behind The Ponys.