Lightning Bolt: Unparalleled Decibel Destruction - Oh My Rockness

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Lightning Bolt: Unparalleled Decibel Destruction

June 16, 2004
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What's stronger than plutonium and has enough power to propel you back to the future? A destructive band from...Rhode Island? Lightning Bolt are a two-member volatile-noise orgy sound attack from the urban streets of Providence. And they are brutal.

Lightning Bolt refuse to play on a stage at any venue. Normally, they'll play on the floor in back of the venue AFTER the headliner is finishing their second encore. Everyone whips around from the unexpected blasts of Lightning Bolt's fury, most having no idea the band was even setting up. Then things get real crazy, like mini-riot crazy.

It's almost soothing to have beats and riffs drilled into your head for forty-five minutes. Drummer/vocalist Brian Chippendale "sings" with the microphone in his mouth. Not near his mouth, IN his mouth. And only Zach Hill from Hella and Damon Che from Don Caballero rival his drum skills.

Not only are they loud, but Lightning Bolt got the funk in them, too. Not George Clinton funk, like Melt Banana noise funk. This is mostly thanks to Brian Gibson's frenetic bass lines--swooping in like a vulture and adding fury to the sonic assault.

Watch your back. This show will be insane.

Lightning Bolt play The Hook, Saturday, September 11th

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