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Lightning Bolt at 285 Kent Ave on 4/27, photo by Kathy Zikas
Lightning Bolt

"Lightning Bolt pummeled the crowed at Le Poisson Rouge [Thursday] night with their standard blitzkrieg attack of sound. For over an hour the noise duo blasted away through classics from their excellent discography sending the crowd into a near frenzy. Brian Chippendale did his best impersonation of a jackhammer playing the drums and Brian Gibson stood by, ever so effortlessly, as he turned his amps up to 11 and ripped through distorted blasts of thundering bass. Despite the breaks between songs, the non stop bombardment of escalated sound sent shock waves through the crowd that more then likely split a few ear drums. The relentless assault proved that these two men are masters of their craft as they powered aware with such force and precision that kept the crowd screaming for an encore. When the band answered the call they came back to the stage and began to tear through the epic track "Ride the Skies" which nearly sent everyone over the edge after an already incredible performance of hurricane like forces of sound crushing the crowd." [omgnyc]
Lightning Bolt played Le Poisson Rouge Thursday night. It was one of two NYC dates the band played last week (they also played 285 Kent on 4/27, Wed), and the Providence duo will be back this week. NYU will host its annual Strawberry Festival (volunteer here) on Laguardia between West 3rd & 4th street on Friday May 6th with a special appearance from Lightning Bolt, as well as Pterodactyl, Ducktails, and The So So Glos. The fest goes down from 1PM until 5PM, and features food, drink, prizes, and even a DJ battle "with DJ Juan Farrakhan (BX) and DJ Jules Verne (BK, mem. FIASCO)." Unlike in years recent past, this year's event is advertised as "open to the public." More details are below.

In related news, soon after we posted about the May 5th Thermals show at Le Poisson Rouge, it was revealed that the show is actually an NYU show which would explain why advanced tickets were not easy to get. Note that "Advance tickets are only available for NYU. Non-nyu tickets available day of at doors." If you can get a ticket though, the show is a bargain: $7 for students, $10 for non-nyu, and both Twin Shadow and Tyvek were added to the very impressive Cinco de Mayo bill. Though:

IMPORTANT NOTE: those event times are NOT A MISPRINT. The doors for LPR will be open at 6, the first act goes on around 7, and this show WILL BE OVER AROUND 10. GET THERE EARLY.
NYU students can get tix at Ticket Central.

Twin Shadow meanwhile is out on tour with The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and will in fact open the May 6th show at Webster Hall. Tickets are still on sale. All TS dates are listed below.

The Thermals played Maxwell's with Dinowalrus last night (5/1), and in addition to the Le Poisson Rouge show, they're playing NYC at the Bell House in July after their tour with Matt & Kim. Tickets are still on sale.

Strawberry Festival details and Twin Shadow tour dates below...

Continue reading "The Thermals played Maxwell's, Lightning Bolt played 2 NYC shows, both bands playing public NYU shows, Twin Shadow too"

Lightning Bolt at Brooklyn Bowl (more by Leia Jospe)
Lightning Bolt

Tickets are "going fast" for the 4/27 Lightning Bolt show that was announced at Club Exit in Greenpoint but will actually go down at 285 Kent Ave (where Todd P says it actually always was). Head down to Record Grouch Records to get your tickets before they disappear. The show will feature support from Humanbeast, DOGLEATHER, and 80's Hardcore.

Tickets are also still available for Lightning Bolt's appearance at Le Poisson Rouge the next day (4/28) with Pterodactyl.

All remaining Lightning Bolt dates, and some videos, including footage from their recent set at Coachella, below.

Continue reading "Lightning Bolt played Coachella & now on tour, NYC openers announced, Brooklyn show moved sort of (tix are on sale)"

DOWNLOAD: Lightning Bolt - Colossus (MP3)

Lightning Bolt (more by Leia Jospe)
Lightning Bolt

Spazzy noise-rock gods Lightning Bolt have always had a knack for playing in any venue, no matter how odd, like "Above The Auto Parts Store" (where the pic above comes from), or abandoned lots/Bushwick lofts, and recently an upscale bowling alley (after the show got moved from a public park). Now the Providence duo will hit the road for a string of US dates in late March that not only includes Coachella, but will keep that streak alive in NYC by including a stops at the defunct (?) Club Exit in Greenpoint on April 27th followed by a show at the somewhat swanky Le Poisson Rouge on April 28th (Tickets go on sale February 18).

The above MP3 is from their 2009 album, Earthly Delights. All tour dates and some videos below...

Continue reading "Lightning Bolt are going on tour (2011 dates)"

DOWNLOAD: Lightning Bolt - "Colossus" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Dan Deacon - "Get Older" (MP3)

Lightning Bolt at Brooklyn Bowl (more by Leia Jospe)
Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt and the Dan Deacon Ensemble will play a string of dates together that kick off in Lexington, Kentucky, and end a week later, 10/15, at Ridgewood Masonic Temple.



1054 Bushwick Ave @ Gates Ave | Bushwick, Brooklyn
J,Z-Gates Ave, L,M-Myrtle/Wyckoff | 8pm | all ages | $tba


540 METROPOLITAN AVE | 718.388.5087

In between and before those dates both Dan Deacon (NOT Ensemble) and Lightning Bolt have scheduled solo outings, with DD also scheduled to appear at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, NL AND Moogfest in Asheville NC over Halloween weekend. The stacked lineup at Moogfest will feature Big Boi (who plays NYC next week), El-P, Girl Talk, Devo, Jonsi, Massive Attack, MGMT, Panda Bear, RJD2 (who just played Webster), and many others over its three days. Tickets are on sale.

Lightning Bolt bassist Brian recently played NYC with Megasus at Acheron, and before that LB played Brooklyn Bowl instead of Williamsburg Waterfront.

All Lightning Bolt and Dan Deacon/Ensemble dates, as well as few videos that include New Dan Deacon songs played live at Whartscape and a short documentary piece on Deacon/Wham City/Baltimore, below...

Continue reading "Dan Deacon Ensemble touring w/ Lightning Bolt (dates) "

photos by Leia Jospe

Cap'n Jazz @ Brooklyn Bowl....
Cap'n Jazz

Sunday was an eventful day. TheDeathSet kicked off the 'Pool Party' at Williamsburg Waterfront in the afternoon, but was quickly told to stop due to rain. The organizers got on stage and announced that the free show was moving to Brooklyn Bowl, and the race was on. Those lucky enough to get to Brooklyn Bowl quick enough were let in before the show reached capacity, but thousands of others who had planned on seeing Lightning Bolt, No Age... and the only NYC appearance of the reunited Cap'n Jazz, were out of luck.

Luckily Cap'n Jazz was also playing that night at Maxwell's in NJ, and No Age were playing Death By Audio, so a few more people got to see each of them (especially Cap'n Jazz) (though you had to decide between Cap'n Jazz and Universal Order of Armageddon).

Back to Brooklyn Bowl though...

"Cap'n Jazz was amazing, no better word for it. Tim Kinsella's stage presence was ridiculous and prickish in the best way possible. When people jumped on the stage to crowd surf, he'd push them before they were ready. He rolled on the crowd while he sang, grabbed the shoe off one guy as he floated past, held the French horn comically high above him when he played, and was just all around entertaining. Davey von Bohlen was also really into it. He thrashed on the guitar, rocked out with the drummer, and was having a blast.

The audience loved it too and knew every word. A high note was during "In the Clear" when Kinsella was supposed to scream the alphabet. He couldn't seem to find his microphone in time and everyone picked up the slack, "A! B! C!" Kinsella shrugged.

"Oh Messy Life" and "Little League" were other high points to the show, the audience seemed to go most crazy for Cap'n Jazz's only cover song, "Take On Me." People danced and screamed the words, the same words Kinsella read from a paper as he sang." [NY Press]

Hopefully Cap'n Jazz announce more dates for those who missed them.

For No Age, this was the second year in a row that they played a Pool Party in Brooklyn Bowl due to rain,

More pictures and some Cap'n Jazz videos from Sunday's show at Brooklyn Bowl (and Williamsburg Waterfront), below...

Continue reading "Cap'n Jazz, Lightning Bolt, No Age & the DeathSet played Brooklyn Bowl/Williamsburg Waterfront (pics & video) "

photos by Kate Gardiner

Major Lazer @ Pitchfork Fest Sunday

"The tempo picked up again with Major Lazer at 6:15 p.m., and--hallelujah!--it stayed at a pretty high level through the end of Pitchfork 2010...

...Though Young is missing from the [Pavement] reunion, Stephen Malkmus and his bandmates were musically concise, tight, and focused, and they delivered many of their best songs--"Range Life," "Frontwards," "Greenlander," and "Unfair" among them--in versions that were every bit as strong as they were back in the day, and better in some cases than that last stage of the group. Since the music always seemed timeless, there was less of a taint of nostalgia here then with, say, the Pixies reunion, though to be sure, the motivations probably were very much the same, and mostly colored green... [Jim DeRegatis]

The 2010 Pitchfork Festival has come to an end, and if you've been following along, you saw pictures from Day 1 & 2, pictures of LCD Soundsystem, and more pictures from Day 1 & 2. Now a set of pictures from the third and final day, with a bunch of setlists from all three days (including Pavement's), below...

Continue reading "Pitchfork Fest 2010 in pics & setlists (Day 3 - Pavement, Big Boi, St Vincent, Major Lazer, Lightning Bolt & more) "

@ a 2009 Pool Party (more by Tim Griffin)
Pool Party

I don't know what Veoba is either. The press release explains it though...

For the past 4 years, JELLY has hosted over 200,000 people for what has become one of the most groundbreaking FREE concert series in New York. Summer Sundays in Brooklyn have become synonymous with The Pool Parties and in the series' 5th Anniversary year, Pool Parties promises not to disappoint.

This year, The Pool Parties are again on the Williamsburg Waterfront for 7 dates from July 11th--August 29th. Due to scheduling conflicts, our August 1st date will be moved to a "Block Party" in and around Brooklyn Bowl making it 8 total "FREE Pool Party Sundays".

In celebrating our 5th Year Anniversary, JELLY also would like to give a big thanks to Senator Chuck Schumer and Phillip Goldfeder from the Senator's office for all of their support ensuring JELLY'S return to the Williamsburg Waterfront. JELLY owners Alexander Kane and Sarah Hooper state that, "It has been a long hard road this year to bring this series back to Williamsburg and it 100% could not have been done without Senator Schumer's efforts. "

The Pool Parties will be co-presented by VEOBA, an online resource for artists, managers, and record labels. Based in Chicago, but with global reach, VEOBA provides the music community with select services to progress and maintain their livelihood. VEOBA launched in May 2010 as a collective made up of music industry veterans, writers, managers, artists, and cartoon characters. From co-founder Jay Parkin, "More often than not, musicians rely on others to take their careers to the next level. We're here for those who care enough to do it themselves." Sharing Jelly's values of creativity and innovation, the people at VEOBA are thrilled to be involved in this summer's production. Parkin concludes, "For the independent and the like- minded, VEOBA facilitates the next step."

JELLY as well wants to give a shout out to all of their partners this summer from the new faces to old friends. Special thanks to AllSaints and Vans. As well as Amp Energy, vitaminwater®, SESAC, ZICO Pure Premium Coconut Water, ZYNC from American Express^(SM), Spin Magazine, KEXP, and Main Drag. Along with OSA sponsors: Time Out New York, Brooklyn Brewery, and Heineken.

Now onto our official Pool Parties 5th Year Anniversary lineup! Check back soon for surprise guests we cant announce yet, the official DJ lineup for The Pool Parties 2010, and more fun things that are SURE to make the 5th Year Anniversary series one you will never forget!

The Official After-Pool Parties, presented by Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, will be held at Brooklyn Bowl following every Sunday's Pool Party!

They didn't announce who is playing the Brooklyn Bowl block party on August 1st. One complication might be that one of the bigger bands cancelled.

The only difference between the leaked lineup and the official lineup is the addition of another "SECRET SPECIAL GUEST" and the listing of some curators. You can see the full list of confirmed free shows, below...

Continue reading "Jelly & Veoba confirm Williamsburg Waterfront 'Pool Party' lineups ('Secret Special Guests', Brooklyn Bowl afterparties)"

No Age in LA (more by Rachel Carr)
No Age

Release Date: SEPTEMBER 28, 2010

Recorded in Los Angeles from the end of 2009 and into 2010, Everything in Between is the new album from No Age, the duo of Dean Spunt and Randy Randall...
...."Everything in Between is a bold step in their creative evolution. It documents their lives and their artistic progression more prominently welded into a permanent union. It is a culmination of reflecting upon life's ruptures and triumphs; the process of moving through these moments banged and bruised, yet better off for the wear and tear. They've pushed themselves in challenging and different directions, deconstructing their weird-out pop songs while still maintaining their original aesthetic and intent. Melody is formed from noise and samples; disorienting rhythms, howling tones, fuzzed-out scuffs, cuts and grazes, and heart-wrenching skree are all vital to embellishing the raw sentiment of the album. "
[Sub Pop]
The full tracklist for No Age's new Sub Pop album is below.

No Age will play various live dates this summer. Those include the Whartscape Festival in Baltimore on July 24th. Who knows, maybe they'll just head north after that to play a free show in Brooklyn on Sunday, July 25th with Cap'n Jazz and Lightning Bolt (who also play Whartscape as part of a tour and are free on the 25th).

All No Age dates below...

Continue reading "No Age announce new album, playing a Pool Party? w/ Lightning Bolt & Cap'n Jazz? (and other dates) "

Brian Chippendale

"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 Chippendale

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]

Fruiting 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.

Lightning Bolt will be touring with summer from the end of June through Whartscape in Baltimore on July 24th. Full tour dates are below...

Continue reading "Brian Chippendale art exhibit opening at Cinders Gallery, Lightning Bolt touring this summer (dates)"

"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

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.

Dan Deacon will be back in NYC for a show on June 15th at Red Hook Park (part of a series of shows in the park that kicks off TONIGHT - June 1st).

The full Whartscape lineup and pictures from the Cake Shop show are below...

Continue reading "Dan Deacon played Cake Shop, Whatscape 2010 lineup announced (Lightning Bolt, Deakin, Ponytail, tons more)"

Modest Mouse @ Terminal 5 in March 2009 (more by Chris La Putt)
Modest Mouse

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.

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...

Continue reading "Modest Mouse playing Williamsburg Waterfront, the Pitchfork Festival (updated full lineup) & other tour dates"

Pitchfork Fest

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:

Continue reading "Pitchfork Festival updates lineup (Broken Social Scene, Jon Spencer, Panda Bear, Girls, El-P & more) "

Pitchfork Fest

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...

Continue reading "2010 Pitchfork Music Fest - dates, tickets, initial lineup "

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

Lightning Bolt

"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...

Continue reading "Black Dice & Lightning Bolt played Above the Auto Parts Store in Brooklyn - pics"

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Megasus - "Paladin Vs. Berserker" (MP3)


Although he plays (an oddly outfitted) bass in Lightning Bolt, Brian Gibson is the DRUMMER for Megasus.

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...

Continue reading "a new MP3 by Megasus +++ Lightning Bolt tour dates "

Lightning Bolt @ Broadway Backyard in August (more by Leia Jospe)
Lightning Bolt

"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...

Continue reading "Lightning Bolt new album out, playing Bushwick, other dates"

photos by Leia Jospe

Lightning Bolt

Forced to listen to that sucky band Lightning Bolt giving a concert right outside my window:( -Xtine000

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

Lightning 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.

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...

Continue reading "Lightning Bolt, Teeth Mountain & Talk Normal @ Broadway Backyard in Brooklyn - pics "

Lightning Bolt @ Broadway Backyard 9/13/08 (more by Leia Jospe)
Lightning Bolt

Jacket Copy: Do you feel the concept of the "record review" is still relevant? Was it ever?

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]

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.

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...

Continue reading "Lightning Bolt - new album, tour dates (Broadway Backyard)"

Black PusBlack Pus

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...

Continue reading "Ratatat played Terminal 5, Black Pus @ DbA tonight "

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.

Next came ATP's own Apse and their triple guitar attack. They had some truly soaring moments.

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).

The Drones
The Drones

continued below...

Continue reading "ATP NY day 2 - Om, Drones, Apse, Low, Lightning Bolt, more"

Lightning Bolt @ Broadway Backyard on Saturday (more by Leia Jospe)
Lightning Bolt

"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....

Continue reading "Bolt of Lightning & Beards tonight? (no, probably not)"

photos by Leia Jospe

Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt

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...

Continue reading "Lightning Bolt @ Broadway Backyard, Brooklyn, NY - pics"

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...

Continue reading "Krallice playing NYC w/ Lightning Bolt who are playing ATPs"