If you've never seen Providence noise-rock terrorists Lightning Bolt live, we've got some tips on how you can simulate the experience. First, find a construction site. Position yourself somewhere close to a jackhammer. Then, start a massive shove-fight with a few hundred of your closest, sweatiest friends. Then, get some dude in a terrifying knit mask to scream in your face. Instant Lightning Bolt show!
Or, if you don't feel like going to all that trouble, just go see one of the shows on the band's forthcoming U.S. tour.
Lightning Bolt's dizzying live show has traditionally been best experienced in a dank basement or piss-smelling loft space, but the band will also play some legit clubs on their big summer tour. They'll also be on hand at our very own Pitchfork Music Festival, which should be a trip. Dates below.
04-24 Worcester, MA - Clark University (Noise Day) 06-30 Washington, DC - 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 * with Indian Jewelry # with Best Fwends ^ with Wolf Eyes
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