A couple of weeks ago I went to go see art metal noise makers Lightning Bolt at a Todd P show here in Bushwick. I was with Mark, Maggie, and Meghan. The space was an enormous, unused second story loft simply called “Above the Auto Parts Store”. After a few local bands played, DMBQ took the stage. These Japanese psychedelic acid metal rockers nearly showed up the headlining Providence duo Lightning Bolt. DMBQ wore polyester shirts while noodling their way from one song to the next. In true rock and roll form, they played with their teeth, climbed the stacks, and ended with an unexpected finale. As they kept on extending the final song, the singer donned a monster mask and began transforming the drumset. Piece by piece, he took the drumset away from the drummer and threw it all in the crowd for people to hold above their heads. Within moments the drumset was reconfigured, and the drummer was crowd surfing. Blowing our collective, sweaty minds, the drummer climbed on top of the crowd, sat down at his hand-elevated drumset and finished playing the song. TRUE FUCKING STORY. Then Lightning Bolt played. You have to see it to believe it: ENJOY!