Entries tagged with: Lightning Bolt
"What lies behind the Black Hole, does Disney truly know? When the chips are finished and the human brain is no less the floppy disk of yesterday, who's to say what it will take to survive. All I can do is copy down the instructions I am given, sharpen them into a knife and stab the asshole barking orders." -Brian ChippendaleFruiting Bodies by Lightning Bolt drummer/vocalist Brian Chippendale will be on display at Williamsburg's Cinders Gallery from June 4th to July 3rd. There's a recption there tonight (Friday, June 4th) 7-10pm. A flyer is below.
And stab and stab and stab. The sweat from stabbing has pooled into an overflowing rainbow-hued river that we are happy to present to you as Fruiting Bodies, the new solo exhibition by Brian Chippendale. Layers upon layers of silk-screened prints and drawings on paper form dense magical landscapes where moments from another world are frozen in time. The energy of this fantastical otherworld is infectious. You just want to go there and hang out with these characters and frolic in fields of mushrooms and butterflies, eat some strange plants, barter for peanut butter and maybe fight some cat-headed warriors. [Cinders Gallery]
"Dan Deacon & Dustin Wong absolutely murdered it tonight at Cake Shop "Silence like the wind overCakes me, 5 yr anniversary!"" -corygreenwell
Dan Deacon @ Cake Shop on May 27th (via Youtube, below)
Dan Deacon played one of the last shows of Cake Shop's five-year-anniversary month on Thursday, May 27th. Also at the gig were Height, Eternal Summers, Big Troubles and Dustin Wong. A YouTube slideshow of pictures from the show is posted below.
Dan Deacon and his friends at Wham City have posted details on this year's Whartscape Festival in Baltimore on July 22-25. Confirmed acts include Wye Oak, Deakin, Javelin, Lightning Bolt, No Ave, Talk Normal, Zach Hill, Arab on Radar, Xiu Xiu, Yip Yip, Dan Deacon Ensemble and Ponytail (Beach House was intially listed but has since been removed). More bands are TBA. Tickets go on sale at WhamCity.com and Baltimore's True Vine Records on June 15th.
For Arab on Radar, this is yet another date to add to the list of reunion gigs they have scheduled in July, August and September.
Wye Oak are also playing Siren in July.
Deakin (ex-Animal Collective) will hopefully schedule a NYC show one day soon.
The full Whartscape lineup and pictures from the Cake Shop show are below...
Modest Mouse @ Terminal 5 in March 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Modest Mouse will join Faith No More and Nas & Damian Marley (tickets) as one of the acts set to play at Williamsburg Waterfront in Brooklyn this summer. Their Friday, July 23rd show will be ticketed/non-free (like the others mentioned). Tickets go on sale Friday at noon (which is when the just-added Faith no More show goes on sale too).
Modest Mouse's Brooklyn show is a week after they play the Pitchfork Festival which recently updated its lineup. New acts playing the Chicago fest include Big Boi, Major Lazer, Neon Indian, Beach House, Free Energy, Local Natives, Robyn & more. Check that out in full below. Single day tickets are still on sale.
UPDATE: Modest Mouse's Brooklyn show is one day after they play one in NJ.
Modest Mouse will be reissuing their third album, The Moon & Antarctica, on vinyl for its 10th anniversary, on Record Store Day - this Saturday, April 17th. "The album features restored original artwork and replicates the infinite lock groove found in the original vinyl pressings of 2000. The new vinyl reissue includes a download card for the album." All dates the the P4K Fest lineup, below...
The Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates its 5th anniversary this year at Union Park in Chicago. It runs from Friday July 16th - Sunday July 18th. Three-day passes are now sold out, but you can still get single-day passes on Ticketweb.
The Updated Lineup is below:
the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival will be held at Chicago's Union Park on July 16 - 18. We are pleased to announce the first batch of bands slated to perform, as well as proclaim that tickets are on sale today at 12 PM CST! This year's festival welcomes the highly anticipated return of legendary band Pavement as they make one of their first appearances since reuniting! Pavement will perform on Sunday night. Friday features indie-rock, chart-topping mainstays Modest Mouse, while Saturday and Sunday sees performances by LCD Soundsystem, Raekwon, Here We Go Magic, St. Vincent, Lightning Bolt, Cass McCombs and Sleigh Bells. Stay tuned, as more bands will be announced in the coming weeks.Meanwhile, Sleigh Bells will be keeping busy by touring with both Yeasayer and Major Lazer. Pavement's first North American reunion date so far is Coachella. The list of confirmed Pitchfork bands, by date, is below...
Dan Deacon's Top 10 albums of 2009 (via)
1. Double Dagger - More
2. Lightning Bolt - Earthy Delights
3. Health - Get Color
4. Ducktails - Landscapes
5. Pictureplane - Dark Rift
6. Javelin - Jamz N Jemz
7. DD/MM/YYYY - Black Square
8. Black Dice - Repo
9. Lucky Dragons - Dream Island Laughing Language
10. Ed Schrader - The Choir Inside
photos by Leia Jospe
"When you hear the stories that after Hisham Bharoocha left [Lightning Bolt] to form Black Dice, Chippendale took over vocals by jamming the microphone into his mouth, it all seems to make perfect sense. Lightning Bolt concentrate their efforts around the sheer propulsion and energy their music drives off. And while Chippendale has always been an excellent drummer, the vocals he provides here and there open up the sounds in immense manners. On the forever moving "Transmissionary," fused with menacing, twirling music that swirls and confuses, his vocals convey a ghostly blend of spectral vision - they're spooky, vital and completely necessary." [adequacy.net]Hisham Bharoocha is no longer in Black Dice either. He now spends his time performing as Soft Circle. He released a split 12 inch on PPM with High Places in July
Black Dice, Mick Barr and TV Ghost opened for Lightning Bolt at Above the Auto Parts in Bushwick last night (10/30). Leia missed the first two bands, but more shots from the second half of the show, below...
DOWNLOAD: Megasus - "Paladin Vs. Berserker" (MP3)
While Lightning Bolt toils in the outer reaches of spazzy noise, Megasus is an entirely different animal (pun!), resembling something closer to High On Fire than Boredoms. The Providence band self-released their self-titled debut earlier this year in a limited-to-200 LP pressing, selling out and eventually moving on to a second helping. An official CD release had never formulated until recently, when 20 Buck Spin has agreed to release the new Megasus on 11/24.
4 dudes all working for Harmonix - the video game developer who brought the world's most popular video games, Guitar Hero and Rock Band, ...decided to get together to create a metal band of wild power. Featuring long-time Providence musicians, ...the band set out to simply have fun and write killer, memorable heavy metal songs. After having two songs, "Megasus" and "Red Lottery", both featured on this debut, placed into Rock Band and Guitar Hero 2 long before this album's release the band has already created a large awareness of their music to lovers of these video games.Dig on a track from the new Megasus LP, "Paladin Vs. Berserker", available for download above.
Lightning Bolt will be in NYC on Friday (10/30) at Above The Auto Parts Store along with Black Dice, Mick Barr, & TV Ghost. The show is one of only TWO dates in the US before the band hits Japan, Australia, and eventually the UK to play two sold out ATP shows over two weekends. The first, Nightmare Before Xmas, takes place over the first weekend in Dec and features appearances from My Bloody Valentine (who are curating), Sonic Youth, De La Soul, Fucked Up, Dirty Three, among others. "Ten Years of ATP", which is scheduled for the following weekend, features apperances from Explosions In The Sky, Tortoise, Shellac, Melvins, sunn O))) (who will be playing both The Grimrobe Demos and Monoliths & Dimensions), and many many others.
Speaking of High On Fire, the Oakland trio hits Hammerstein over two nights with Mastdon, Converge, and Dethklok. Tickets are still available for the 10/29 show (here) but 10/30 is sold out. Must. Go.
All Lightning Bolt tour dates and a Megasus video from Rock Band (!) are below...
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...
photos by Leia Jospe
Forced to listen to that sucky band Lightning Bolt giving a concert right outside my window:( -Xtine000Lightning Bolt played Broadway Backyard on Sunday (Aug. 30th) for an afternoon show that also included sets by Teeth Mountain, Talk Normal and Hot Box. Lightning Bolt, who usually play from the crowd (like at their gig at the same venue last year), played from the Backyard's stage, with a massive array of speakers behind them.
Lil Wayne is here at the lightning bolt show no shit!!! -rezound
Lightning Bolt show was fucking mindblowing. Knee is pretty fucked up from mosh. -aMetallurgist
I don't think Lil Wayne was there, but Jay-Z was at the Grizzly Bear show which was happening at the same time in the same borough. Lightning Bolt's new disc, Earthly Delights, comes out October 13th on Load Records.
More pictures below...
Lightning Bolt @ Broadway Backyard 9/13/08 (more by Leia Jospe)
Jacket Copy: Do you feel the concept of the "record review" is still relevant? Was it ever?Lightning Bolt will be returning to the Broadway Backyard, where they played last September, for an afternoon show on Sunday, August 30th (though the venue is listed as "tentative" by Todd P). In that same week, the band will also be performing in Philly and at L.A.'s FYF Fest.
Henry Owings: I've always felt that the more constraints that are put on writers, the less compelling the writing will be. For instance, I wrote for the NME for a nanosecond and was forced to write record reviews of bands like Lightning Bolt and Hot Snakes in less than 100 words. I mean that's like cramming an elephant into a phone booth. But are record reviews relevant? I don't know. I still purchase records the same way I did when I was 16 -- which is to say it's done entirely by word of mouth. I've always considered record reviews to be suspect, but if you need to read them, just read the last sentence because that's the essence of what the writer is trying to convey. Try it sometime, it's a great trick. Trust me. ["The Precarious State of Music Criticism," LA Times]
On Octoer 13th, the Providence duo will be releasing the follow-up to 2005's Hypermagic Mountain, Earthly Delights, on Load Records. The label writes that the new disc comes after "scrapping two entire full lengths." Check out the album art and tracklist from that record, with the band's full tour dates, below...
Black Pus, aka Brian Chippendale of Lightning Bolt, was one of two openers at Ratatat's first of two Terminal 5 shows last night (4/21). Despot and Kid Cudi are opening for Ratatat at the same venue tonight. Black Pus instead plays a show at Death By Audio in Brooklyn with
Sisters Necking, Tussle and JEFF the Brotherhood. Black Pus will also appear at the NO FUN FEST at MHOW in May, and in Rhode Island tomorrow...
photos by Zach Dilgard, words by Black Bubblegum
British experimentalist Alexander Tucker kicked off ATP day two (9/20) with looping pedals and acoustic instruments (cello, guitar). A very interesting artist to start my day with and worth further investigation.
Growing and their effects-laden noise drones sounded great on stage two, though sometimes I find it hard to watch a knob-twiddling live show.
Probably my biggest surprise of the day was The Drones who were urgent, angular, and punky. I was familiar with some of their work through a certain Vegan pal of mine. I will be familiar with more and won't miss them next time they make it to NYC (Philly, Richmond & DC have the chance over the next three days).
Lightning Bolt @ Broadway Backyard on Saturday (more by Leia Jospe)
"isn't lightning bolt playing tonight in brooklyn somewhere? don pedros maybe?"
[Posted by Anonymous | September 15, 2008 4:28 PM]
Although that comment and the Don Pedro's calendar scream "secret show", it appears that "Lightning Bolt" are NOT playing there tonight....
photos by Leia Jospe
The special guests all bailed last minute, but luckily the consolation prize was a headlining set by Lightning Bolt at the Todd P show under the M Train in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn on Saturday (Sept 13, 2008). More pictures from the show below...
FUCKED UP played here last night:
Yeasayer & No Age play on a car-sponsored NYC roof tonight (9/13).
Lightning Bolt, Growing, Krallice + "HUGE secret guests" are playing a Todd P show in Brooklyn today. More details below...
by Black Bubblegum
DOWNLOAD: Krallice - "Wretched Wisdom" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Lightning Bolt - Live @ The Vera Project in Seattle, WA (33MB VIDEO, M4V)
Krallice's Colin @ Remains in Long Island City (ex-atari kid)
The spazzy noise rock duo Lightning Bolt lined up a Brooklyn show on September 13th with thundering black metal lurkers Krallice. Details are below. Anyone who has ever seen Lightning Bolt knows to expect the following in heaping dumptruck-fuls: extreme volume, unreal riffage, a great big bubble security mirror, insano vocals through a makeshift Lucha Libre mask, and blurry speed-demon fingers/arms as the "Brians" (Chippendale on drums and Gibson on "sort-of" bass) decimate everyone standing on the floor around them (they never perform on the stage). The show on Sept 13th is the first of two New York dates for Lightning Bolt in a month, with the second being their performance at ATP. The band is also in line to play ATP's Release The Bats in London & Birmingham along with a Euopean tour in November.
Lightning Bolt alone should make you feel compelled to go to the Brooklyn show, but the addition of the NYC metal "supergroup" of sorts, Krallice, should solidify it. If you aren't familiar with Krallice, the core of the band is the lightning (sorry) fast pairing of Mick Barr (Ocrilim, Orthrelm) and bassist Colin Marston (Behold... The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia) with Lev Weinstein and Nick McMaster. The band is riding high off of their triumphant self-titled release for Profound Lore, one of my favorite records of the year so far. Catch 'em with LB if you can, otherwise make your way over to the Knitting Factory on Oct 8th when Krallice plays with Withered and the dark lords Watain. Tickets for the show at the Knit are still available.
All LB dates below...
Patton Oswalt @ the Sub Pop Festival (more by Shawn Brackbill)
We are pleased to announce further artists for the ATP New York event. The final batch of tickets and accommodation is now available through www.atpfestival.comContinued below...
The latest acts to be confirmed are...
Patton Oswalt who will be both performing and curating an evening of other comedians on Friday September 19th.
Curated by My Bloody Valentine - Brian Jonestown Massacre and Robin Guthrie plus more acts to be announced.
Curated by ATP - Lightning Bolt
We are also pleased to announce that the Criterion Collection will be working in conjunction with ATP to host the cinema at the event.
(Also, look out for the games room where you'll find Steve Albini at the card table...)
words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Trent Wolbe
Boredoms @ Terminal 5, NYC - March 30, 2008 (Trent Wolbe)
Wearing a cast. That's the how Yamantaka Eye brought the tribal noise of the Boredoms at Terminal 5 last night. Most bands are lucky to have a guy with 1/3 of the energy.... Eye did it with one foot. Opening the show "playing" a strange synth contained in two orbs of light, the Boredoms powered through a seemingly endless crescendo of thundering drums and power electronics. Alternating between a squelching electronics/sampler/keyboard setup and his massive seven-neck guitar (used as a PERCUSSIVE instrument), Yamantaka Eye barked, yelped and chanted over the triple drum attack of Muneomi Senju, Yojiro, Yoshimi P-We. It was majestic and primal all at once.
Boredoms @ Terminal 5, NYC - March 30, 2008 (Trent Wolbe)
With the stage situated in the middle of the floor (the show was billed as "In The Round"), close to every view was a decent one... and I know I changed mine quite a few times.
I got there later and was told that Soft Circle (aka Hisham Bharoocha of ex-Black Dice fame) didn't make it, though someone someone else is saying he just played really early. Did anyone check out Black Pus (aka Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt)?
Boredoms are at Other Music tonight (March 31). Black Pus are at Market Hotel on Tuesday (April 1). A (video) taste of last night below....
I didn't get in, but others did....
Lightning Bolt in NYC
Apr 26 @ Studio B in Brooklyn w/ xBxRx, Aa (BIG A little a), High Places, D&D & Bug Sized Mind (TONIGHT)
Apr 27 @ Pratt Institute in Brooklyn w/ SUN RA ARKESTRA (6pm, FREE)
May 26 in NYC w/ DMBQ
Sun Ra himself is no longer with us, but the Arkestra is probably pretty awesome anyway (and free). Not to be morbid, but DMBQ also (more recently) lost a member - it's good to see they're still at it. All dates below...