Friday, May 8 @ 10 pm, Levitation Tent

Lightning Bolt is a noise rock duo from Providence, Rhode Island. The band met and formed in 1994, when the members attended the Rhode Island School of Design. The band signed to Load Records in 1997, and released their self-titled debut two years later. Lightning Bolt has released five full-length albums, numerous vinyl singles, and appeared on several compilations. Lightning Bolt are known for their guerrilla-style live performances, where they typically play on the ground rather than a stage, with the crowd gathered around them. The band’s sound is typically loud and aggressive, though the group cites composers Philip Glass and Sun Ra as compositional influences.