Lightning Bolt – 2007-04-07

April 7th, 2007

I love going to see bands that you know are going to make the place go nuts. It’s weird how that happens… like a band’s reputation for making a crowd dance and move perpetuates itself to a point where people go to their shows just because they heard how crazy things get. And then they go to the show and get crazy themselves.

Lightning Bolt is that kind of band.

Like always, they set up on the floor in the corner of the venue. Stack of amps and speaker cabs tall as the shoulders of gods. Their amps are so loud that they don’t even mic them into the venue’s PA system.

They rock and jam and shred for an hour straight. They really know how to entertain for $7.

Opening acts were pretty good too. I didn’t tape the two first bands because I hadn’t yet set up my gear by the time they played but Teeth And Hair was really good dancey rock music (much like Q And Not U) and Bug Sized Mind was face-melting sound textures that peeled your eyes back for twenty solid minutes.

Teeth And Hair – 2007-04-07 The Vera Project – Seattle, WA
MP3 Sample: tah2007-04-07sample.mp3

Bug Sized Mind – 2007-04-07 The Vera Project – Seattle, WA
MP3 Sample: None

Lightning Bolt – 2007-04-07 The Vera Project – Seattle, WA
MP3 Sample: lb2007-04-07sample.mp3

5 Responses to “Lightning Bolt – 2007-04-07”

  1. windwaker Says:

    Q And Not U is one of my favorite bands right now, so I’m totally going to check these guys out.

    A pity they broke up. :(

  2. DustinK Says:

    Awesome show, I should have just moshed the whole time, I didn’t think it would be better than sitting up on a ledge in terms of getting a view, but I hopped down for the last two songs and I was able to get a closer view just by keeping my position and moving forward whenever I could. The crowd wasn’t that tough really.

  3. empty Says:

    Heard about these guys for a few years…now you’ve got me checking for a Minneapolis date…doubtful.

  4. Jake Says:

    I was the dude in the yellow shirt right behind Chippendale, amazing show.

  5. nic Says:

    I picked this post out of the many amazing things you posted just to express my infinte gratitude for sharing all those magnificent recordings….

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