Lightning Bolt played the Interference A.V. festival at AMC Empire 25 (pics)
The free Interference A.V. Festival continued Tuesday night (2/10) with a performance by Lightning Bolt. It was likely a weird gig for the long-running noise rock duo, playing a movie theater in Times Square, though they are no strangers to non-traditional venues. With most people in stadium seating, it was a little less chaotic of a crowd than usual but folks were on their feet and into by the end of the show. UNDERVOLT & CO. artists Peter Burr and Sabrina Ratté provided projections, and opening the night were free jazz ensemble Irreversible Entanglements which includes poet Camae Ayewa (aka Moor Mother).
Like on Monday night (with Jlin and Sadaf), the AMC Empire 25’s fourth floor lobby featured a zine fair, and Burgers Rana (Scully/Numerators/La Luz video guest star) was Tuesday’s DJ. Before the live performance, Andrew Dimwiddie (Public Art Manager) of Times Square Arts and Lani Combier-Kapel (Events Manager) of Clocktower spoke to the crowd.
The festival wraps up tonight (2/21) with Sun Ra Arkestra and you can still RSVP though it does not guarantee admission into the performance (Lightning Bolt hit capacity Tuesday night). Check out pictures from Tuesday night in the gallery above.
Lightning Bolt will likely have a more typically wild crowd for tonight’s sold-out show at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere with Show Me the Body, Dreamcrusher and Humanbeast.
photos by Edwina Hay