Acid Baby Jesus at Cake Shop
Sometimes you can tell when a band is still hung over from last night. Acid Baby Jesus played the Bell House on Friday and some of them clearly hadn't recovered by Saturday. This was a sloppy, sloppy show which partly redeemed itself by getting pretty weird towards the end.
Acid Baby Jesus are one of those lo-fi γκαρ?ζ ροκ bands. Yep, they're from Greece (look for the setlist in the photos - it's in Greek) and I don't think it's too much of a stretch to call them the Greek Black Lips. They have a raw but compelling musical style which sounds a lot like the early Black Lips, crazy on-stage antics, and even a singer/bassist who looks like Jared Swilley. Even if this particular show didn't sound so great their recordings are really good.
One thing they don't seem to have yet is the reputation, at least here in the US, for wild live shows. One guy from the audience was going nuts in front of the stage during their set but that's it. Until the whole audience knows that it's okay to get nuts most of them won't do it. Of course it takes time to build up that reputation. So do me a favor: listen to their record, enjoy these photos of a band burying their bassist under a pile of mic and cymbal stands, and think about how cool this will be once everyone in the audience agrees to go temporarily insane together.