When we walked up to The Echo in L.A. last Friday night to check the Black Lips show, the doorman looked at us with hurt in his eyes and said something about the doors being closed because the band was not obeying house rules. To which we responded, "Let us in, please." He did, and whoa-ly shit. Utter mayhem. Somebody posted the above clip from the show, and while it nicely illustrates said rock 'n' roll fiasco, it does not make evident the rampant crowdsurfing and constant volley of alcoholic beverages between band and crowd, unless you count the 20 seconds of video unconsciousness towards the end. We're certainly not encouraging any further lawlessness, but if you're in L.A. this week, the Lips wanna hang.
January 29, 2007