This Wednesday’s Lightning Bolt at Gabe’s was one of the loudest shows I’ve seen in quite some time. It was also one of the best.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to read A.C. Hawley’s preview for the show, it’s still a relevant read, and perhaps even more so if you happened to attend the show itself. You’ll realize that Hawley’s proselytizing was entirely accurate and not the least bit hyperbolic. Lightning Bolt was a must-see.
We’ve plenty of video from the show below. Although I’m contradicting Hawley’s point by posting the clips–the point being that audio or video footage of Lightning Bolt, studio recordings included, can never do justice to the live and in-person experience–I still suggest you give the following video a chance. If anything, it captures the feel of hundreds of sweaty music enthusiasts, bouncing in unison, mesmerized by the Lightning Bolt experience.
Included are four lengthy videos, as well as a shorter fifth clip, selected from the previous footage, of the exact moment my jaw very nearly hit the floor.