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Lightning Bolt @ Broadway Backyard in August (more by Leia Jospe)
"Fearsome in his trademark hand-made Mexican wrestler mask, Chippendale must have gashed his hand open at one point, and during the set, the yellow electric tape he'd used to affix the skin to his palm was destroyed a couple songs in. His voice sinister through a warped mouthpiece, he asked into crowd for a "professional" glove. No glove forthcoming, Chippendale nevertheless continued to play, blistered palms be damned. After the set, audience members chanting "LIGHT-NING-BOLT!" were treated to a two-song encore." [BushwickBK]Last time Lightning Bolt was in town they played at Broadway Backyard with Talk Normal (who are opening for Sonic Youth at one of their upcoming NYC shows on November 24th) (tickets are on sale).
Lightning Bolt will be back on October 30th, and this time they're playing right down the street at another Bushwick space, Above the Auto Parts Store (600 Bushwick Ave @ Jefferson St). TV Ghost, who played WFMU Fest and couple other NYC shows last week), opens.
Lightning Bolt's new record Earthly Delights is out on Load Records on Tuesday (October 13th).
"Can Lightning Bolt even make a bad album? Well, I suppose if they, I dunno, started sporting J Crew, ripped off Paul Simon's whiteboy Afrobeat, and wrote a concept album about how rad their dad's Cape Cod estate is, sure, that would be relatively gnarly." [The Decibel Tolls]Vampire Weekend's new album is out in January
All tour dates below...
Lightning Bolt - 2009 Tour Dates
10/29 FIREHOUSE 13 w/TINSEL TEETH providence, Rhode Island
10/30 Above the Auto Parts Store Brooklyn, New York
11/05 Tokyo Shibyua ~ O-Nest
11/06 Nagoya ~ Club Rock'n'Roll
11/07 Kyoto ~ Urbanguild
11/08 Yamaguchi Houfu ~ Indo-Yo
11/09 Fukuoka ~ The Voodoolounge
11/10 Ooita ~ Athall
11/11 Okayama ~ Pepper Land
11/12 Osaka ~ Shangrila
11/13 Tokyo Shibuya ~ O-Nest
11/14 Enoshima ~ Oppa-La
11/15 Tokyo Shindaita ~ Fever
11/16 Tokyo Kouenji ~ UFO Club
11/20 Melbourne Victoria: Thornbury Theatre w/ Beaches
11/21 Sydney New South Wales: Manning Bar w/ Naked on the Vague
11/22 Brisbane Queensland: Hi Fi w/ Slug Guts & Abject Leader
11/24 Auckland New Zealand: Transmission Room
11/25 Wellington New Zealand: San Francisco Bath House
11/26 Hobart Tasmania: Mona / Venue TBC
11/27 Adelaide South Australia: Fowlers Live w/ Robotsaurus
11/28 Melbourne Victoria: Trades Hall / Static Age Festival
ATP. Details soon.