Blacks Lips from punks to movie stars

Black Lips
Atlanta’s own quartet [tag]Black Lips[/tag] have had the year of their lives, in 2007, with a excellent fifth album in the form of Good Band Not Evil, now they’re set to star on the silver screen, in their own movie titled Let It Be. Apparently the movie plot revolves around a fictional mid ’80s punk rock band called “The Renegades,” navigating the choppy, cultural waves of those wild years.

Let It Be, which will be produced by The Breakfast Club/Fried Green Tomatoes producer Andrew Meyer and Winn Coslick and will be directed by Roger Rawlings. According to a press release, “the movie will be filmed throughout the Southeast and will include notable music of the period and new music written by the band [Black Lips].”

It will be curious to see if the band can act as well as they can play their music and knowing their spectacular and unpredictable nature inclines me to think that they’ll be more then OK. Pre-production starts in May, 2008 until then the Black Lips still have one and a half month worth of touring this fall and winter.

November 2: London, England – Forum (Release the Bats ATP)
November 3: Leeds, England – Faversham (Nastyfest)
November 4: Dublin, Ireland – Crawdaddy
November 5: Belfast, Northern Ireland – Speakeasy
November 6: Aberdeen, Scotland – Lemon Tree
November 8: Glasgow, Scotland – ABC2
November 9: Newcastle, England – Digital
November 11: Cardiff, Wales – Clwb Ifor Bach (Swn Festival)
November 12: Leicester, England – The Charlotte
November 30: Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
December 5: Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
December 7: Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
December 8: Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
December 15: Meredith, Australia – Meredith Music Festival
December 18: Sydney, Australia – Oxford Art Factory
December 19: Melbourne, Australia – The Arthouse
December 21: Melbourne, Australia – The Tote

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