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Win Tickets To Lightning Bolt

Win Tickets To Lightning Bolt

Friday 23rd October, 2009 12:00PM

Destined to be one of the most exciting shows of the year, we have tickets to giveaway to see Lightning Bolt in Auckland or Wellington - log in and enter below.

If your not sure about Lightning Bolt and why you absolutely MUST go and see them - here is an excerpt about Lightning Bolt from Pitchfork's P2K series on The Decade of Noise which rightfully positions them as one of the most important noise bands of the decade.

"In Providence, R.I., an arty community grew up around the Rhode Island School of Design and the performance space Fort Thunder. It produced one of the most important noise labels of the decade, Load Records, and two of the most significant bands, Black Dice and Lightning Bolt. All three trafficked in a kind of art school version of 90's scum rock, mixing in overloaded effects, damaged electronics, and gimmicks like masks and in-mouth mics. (Load also highlighted the darker side to Providence noise, embodied in bands such as Kites, White Mice, and Landed.)

Ultimately, it was Lightning Bolt's amazing live shows that took the Providence scene farthest. Setting up on club floors rather than stages, and starting mere seconds after the previous band, the duo of Brian Gibson and Brian Chippendale flailed away while engulfed by thrashing crowds. Albums such as 2003's Wonderful Rainbow were mini-masterpieces of churning energy, but it was their tour-doc DVD The Power of Salad that best displayed their remarkable effect on crowds. These were audiences who presumably had never bounced around to noise, which even at its most sensational had attracted mostly chin-scratchers. It all prompted declarations that Lightning Bolt had revitalized DIY punk of the 80s-- that "hardcore was back." But perhaps more accurately, Lighting Bolt made noise punk again."  Click here to read the full article.


Lightning Bolt:

Tuesday 24th November - Transmission Room, Auckland
Wednesday 25t November - SFBH, Wellington

Tickets for both shows are on sale right here at UTR.

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Tue 24th Nov
Transmission Room, Auckland
Wed 25th Nov
The San Francisco Bath House, Wellington