The Black Lips

When: Wed., April 2 2014

Last time we checked in with the Black Lips, Atlanta's witty "flower pop" band was celebrating a return to low-fidelity form. "It's not that I like music to sound shitty," explained co-frontman Jared Swilley in a 2009 Indy interview. "I just like it to sound human. And real." For their next act, the band brought in top-flight producer Mark Ronson, who gave 2011's Arabia Mountain a cleaner but no less '60s-obsessed sound. Now comes Underneath the Rainbow, produced by the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, which ranges from the exceedingly hooky "Funny" to the shambolic "Drive-By Buddy," a kind of messed-up, garage-pop homage to the Monkees' "Last Train to Clarksville." Hear them live tonight at the Bluebird Theater (3317 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, with fellow Atlantans the Coathangers opening at 8. Tickets for the 16-plus show are $15.75 in advance, $19 at the door. — Bill Forman

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