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Black Lips with Jean-Eric 

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It's either divine intervention or dumb luck that Black Lips' tour van is passing through New Orleans on New Year's Eve. There's evidence on both sides: The Atlanta quartet did write a holy testament of hands-in-the-air gospel rock as the Almighty Defenders (in 2009, with Memphis mental cases King Khan and BBQ Show); they're also known as much for their hedonistic, heathenistic swamp meets as for the regular setpiece of loosing their one-eyed jacks midsong. (For bouncers and managers, the lack of a merch-table fire and urinary extinguishers should be considered a moral victory.) The peaks on the new Arabia Mountain, Black Lips' third studio album for Vice Records and sixth overall, excuse most misdemeanors and maybe a few felonies. Produced by Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Duran Duran) and Lockett Pundt (Deerhunter), the LP gleams like a beater with a fresh coat of wax: "Modern Art" surfs, "Mad Dog" skates and back-to-back bangers "Go Out and Get It" and "Raw Meat" twist and shout. Should old acquaintance be forgot, here's your eraser. Jean-Eric and KG Accidental open. Tickets $25. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

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