Lightning Bolt – Tickets – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – April 1st, 2018
Bowery Boston and Boston Hassle presents
Sun, April 1, 2018
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pmThe Sinclair
$13 advance / $15 day of show
This event is 18 and over
The Sinclair is general admission standing room only. Tickets available at AXS.COM, or by phone at 855-482-2090. No service charge on tickets purchased in person at The Sinclair Box office Wednesdays-Saturdays 12-7PM.https://www.sinclaircambridge.com/event/1626163/
Fantasy Empire is ferocious, consuming, and is a more accurate translation of their live experience. It also shows Lightning Bolt embracing new ways to make their music even stranger. More than any previous record, Chippendale and Gibson make use of live loops and complete separation of the instruments during recording to maximize the sonic pandemonium and power. Gibson worked with Machines very carefully to get a clear yet still distorted and intense bass sound, allowing listeners to truly absorb the detail and dynamic range he displays, from the heaviest thud to the subtle melodic embellishments. Some of these songs have been in the band's live repertoire since as early as 2010, and have been refined in front of audiences for maximum impact. This is heavy, turbulent music, but it is executed with the precision of musicians that have spent years learning how to create impactful noise through the use of dynamics, melody, and rhythm.
Fantasy Empire has been in gestation for four years, with some songs having been recorded on lo-fi equipment before ultimately being scrapped. Since Early Delights was released, the band has collaborated with the Flaming Lips multiple times, and continued to tour relentlessly. 2013 saw the release of All My Relations by Black Pus, Chippendale's solo outlet, which was followed by a split LP with Oozing Wound. Chippendale, an accomplished comic artist and illustrator, created the Fantasy Empire's subtly ominous album art, and will release an upcoming book of his comics through respected imprint Drawn and Quarterly. Brian Gibson has been developing the new video game Thumper, with his own company, Drool, which will be released next year. And, of course, Lightning Bolt will be touring the US in 2015.
lyre-shaped glockenspiel with eight thimbles and sings in both French
and English. Her wild sound stems from a combination of inspiration
and circumstance. Born to Francophone parents, she was educated both
stateside and in France. After discovering the sound of the vintage
Casio VL-Tone, Glockabelle began blending her classical piano
techniques with modern synth-pop sounds resulting in a dance-rock
pandemonium of rhythm and tone. She also developed a unique approach
to playing the glockenspiel not with mallets but with eight sewing
In 2008 Glockabelle toured with Fiery Furnaces, landing her a set at
the Bonnaroo Music Festival. In 2010, she composed an original piece
for the Paris Cinema Festival which was broadcasted in both French
Cinemas and on national television. She has appeared on the Chris
Gethard Show, the BJ Rubin Show, WFMU, performed at Art Basel Miami,
opened for James Chance and Marnie Stern and performed with Shy Child
at the Montreux Jazz Festival. The New York Times said of her
performance at Bonnaroo, “Technique in action: The glockenspiel has a
new heyday in indie-rock, following a lineage from Phil Spector
through the E Street Band through U2’s first album to the Arcade Fire.
But I haven’t seen one played the way the Fiery Furnaces did: not with
mallets, but with thimbles on fingertips. That can make for more
simultaneous notes, more busy metallic pling.”
In 2015, Glockabelle was a featured vocalist on the Go! Team's album
The Scene Between with the song "Catch Me on the Rebound."
She released her 'Wolf BBQ' EP in May 2015, which was hailed by SPIN
as "Anarchic Enchantment" and the A.V. Club as "[showcasing] her
art-punk, synth-pop provocateur music with gleeful abandon, while
still highlighting her exquisite musicianship".
In June 2015, she toured Europe opening for the Go! Team and in
September 2015, she performed at the Toronto International Film
Festival as her playing was featured an official festival selection,
"Concerning the Bodyguard."
She plans to release her first album in 2016.
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