Though they won’t admit it because they’re selfless, the fine folks at Vans are amongst the elite when it comes to stitching together showcases. Last year’s House Of Vans parties wreaked havoc with Fucked Up, Toro Y Moi, Title Fight, Les Savy Fav, Baroness, and The Melvins and this year’s crop has already featured Mac DeMarco, STRFKR, and THE BLACK LIPS, who recently took to the Brooklyn retreat (July 3rd) to jam out like it’s 2007. The Georgia crew blues’d it up next to Seattle psych trio NIGHT BEATS and thoroughly slayed with a 45-minute set that induced pit stains, make out comas, full throttle moshing, and just a little bit of blood to make things moderately provocative. Dylan Johnson was on hand with his camera (see below) and to clear the air: Underneath The Rainbow still rules.
Vans’ House Parties are still underway/set to feature Gorilla Biscuits, Future Islands, and Holy Ghost! (click for info)
THE BLACK LIPS