AUDIO: Lightning Bolt’s “Barbarian Boy”

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The cover art either represents a squid, an eyeball beast, a vaginal tribe, or an attendee at the next big music festival. In this case, it represents the new song by Lightning Bolt calleed “Barbarian Boy”, which means if this is the outfit of a barbarian boy, he has an eyeball squid vagina laminate or something. The song is the duo’s entry into the Adult Swim series of songs, which means if you watch their programming, you’ll catch this song in between breaks. Let its majestic volume burn in your skull.

SOME STUFFS: Lightning Bolt to shred guts this summer and will bring an “archival” EP along with them

They’re… well, they’ve always been around but someone silent as of late. A few tracks from the vaults have been released, but now there’s the announcement that Load Records will be releasing “an archival EP of lost material from 2008” called Oblivion Hunter. This EP will be released on vinyl and digital, and with a new item to purchase means Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson are preparing to cross the country that is the United States, which they will do in August beginning in the nation’s capitol. They will make one stop up in Canada along the way, and that will be in Vancouver:

August 21… Washington DC (Rock ‘n Roll Hotel)
August 22… Richmond, VA (Gallery 5)
August 23… Raleigh, NC (Kings Barcade)
August 24… Atlanta, GA (The Goat Farm)
August 25… Birmingham, AL (Bottletree)
August 26… New Orleans, LA (Big Top Three Ring Circus)
August 27… Houston, TX (Fitzgerald’s)
August 28… Dallas, TX (Sons of Hermann Hall)
August 29… Austin, TX (Emo’s East)
August 30… Santa Fe, NM (Sol Santa Fe) *
August 31… Phoenix, AZ (Trunk Space)
September 1… Los Angeles, CA (FYF Fest)
September 3… Oakland, CA (The New Parish)
September 4… San Francisco, CA (Rickshaw Stop)
September 6… Portland, OR (Hawthorne Theater/ MFNW) #
September 7… Vancouver, BC (Fortune Sound Club)
September 8… Seattle, WA (Showbox at the Market) %
September 10… Salt Lake City, UT (Kilby Court)
September 12… Denver, CO (Rhinoceropolis)
September 13… Omaha, NE (Waiting Room)
September 14… Grinnell, IA (Grinnell College)
September 15… Chicago, IL (Empty Bottle)
September 16… Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
September 17… Pittsburgh, PA (Lawrenceville Moose)
September 18… Philadelphia, PA (Union Transfer)
September 19… Baltimore, MD (Floristree)
September 20… Brooklyn, NY (285 Kent)
September 23… Boston, MA (Paradise Rock Club)

* = w/ Purity Ring
# = w/ Quasi, White Fang
% = w/ Fucked Up, Ceremony

VIDEO: Lightning Bolt @ NYU Part 3

Lightning Bolt have become one of my favorite bands in the last few years, and hopefully one day I’ll be able to witness their music in a live setting. I’m always on the lookout for cool performances of the duo, and this is one that’s new to my eyes and ears. Lightning Bolt are playing at something called The 26th Annual Strawberry Festival, at New York University, and they were one of the bands to perform that day. Unfortunately, the school security were not in tune with the unspoken rules of the “pit action”, and thought that either destruction was going to happen, or mayhem was going to takeover. The band are not interrupted once, but twice, and one of the guys in front of the audience explains that what’s going on in the pit is not bad.

SOME STUFFS: Lightning Bolt spring forward with a tour

One of my favorite bands of the last few years, <a href=" Bolt, are about to loosen your cobwebs with a tour to start in late March. Guitarist Brian Gibson and drummer Brian “Black Pus” Chippendale are ready to bring their sonic mayhem to their fans. I hope to get a chance to see them, as I’ve never been to a Lightning Bolt show before, but I would highly recommend bringing earplugs, if the video below is any indication. Program these dates into your mind:

03/31 Albany, NY Valentines
04/01 Buffalo, NY Big Orbit’s Soundlab
04/02 Ann Arbor, MI Neutral Zone *
04/03 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
04/04 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
04/05 Omaha, NE Waiting Room
04/06 Denver, CO Rhinoceropolis
04/07 Salt Lake City, UH Kilby Court
04/08 Boise, ID The Shredder ~
04/09 Seattle, WA Healthy Times Fun Club
04/10 Portland, OR Holocene
04/12 Oakland, CA The New Parish
04/13 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Shop ^
04/14 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door #
04/17 Indio, CA Coachella
04/18 Phoenix, AZ Trunk Space
04/19 Sante Fe, NM The VFM
04/21 Austin, TX The Mohawk
04/22 Norman, OK Opolis
04/23 St Louis, MO The Luminary Centre for the Arts +
04/24 Louisville, KY Cahoots
04/25 Oberlin, OH Dionysus Disco
04/27 Brooklyn, NY Club Exit
04/28 New York, NY LPR
04/29 Middletown, CT Eclectic House

* w/ Wolf Eyes
~ w/ Wizard Rifle
^ w/ TITS, High Castle
# w/ Tokyo Death March
+ w/ Parts & Labor, Spelling Bee

SOME STUFFS: Summer heat + summer tour + loud volume = Lightning Bolt 2010 Summer Tour

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They may not be the true pride of Providence, Rhode Island, but dammit WHY THE MUFALAK NOT? I speak of Lightning Bolt, the loud ass duo whose music will make you bleed.

Brian Gibson and Brian Chippendale will be sweating to the oldies this summer, including a stop at this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival. No word on if the tour will continue to the West, but if there are added dates, I’ll let you know. If you are someone who wants to book them, contact their booking agency. Make it happen.

06/30 – Washington D.C. – DC9
07/01 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone
07/02 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07/03 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
07/04 – Atlanta, GA – Eyedrum
07/05 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
07/06 – Miami, FL – Churchill’s Pub
07/07 – Tallahassee, FL – Farside Collective
07/08 – New Orleans, LA – Zeitgeist Multi Disciplinary Arts
07/09 – Houston, TX – Kohn’s #
07/10 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk #
07/11 – Dallas, TX – Trees*#
07/12 – Little Rock, AR – Arkansas Community Arts
07/13 – Lawrence, KS – The Jackpot Saloon
07/14 – Iowa City, IA – The Picador
07/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
07/18 – Chicago, IL – Pitchfork Music Festival
07/19 – Detroit, MI – Museum of Contemporary Art!
07/20 – Bloomington, IN – Rhinos Youth Center
07/21 – Newport, KY – Southgate House
07/22 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
07/23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Belvedere’s

* = w/ Best Fwends
! = w/ Wolf Eyes
# = w/ Indian Jewelry

In Black Pus news, word has it that his fifth album will be called Primordial Pus and will be released sometime this year on Load Records. Two tracks from the album can be previewed by going to