When: Fri., May 12, 8 p.m. 2017
The Black Lips, Atlanta’s best garage punk band, definitely knows how to amp up a crowd, all with a signature Southern drawl. Starting out in 1999, the band quickly built a firm fanbase that helped keep them afloat when tragedy struck in 2002, when their lead guitarist, Ben Ederbaugh, was killed in a tragic car accident right before the start of a Midwest and East Coast tour. The band will be joined by the great Omar Souleyman, Syria’s most successful musician overseas, and you must get there in time to see why. Souleyman brings hypnotic dance music with him everywhere he goes, and sometimes where he goes is SXSW or the Nobel Peace Prize Concert.