Houston Music

The 5 Best Shows In Houston This Week: Lightning Bolt, Stoney LaRue, Etc.

Stampeding Providence, R.I. noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt, a two-piece as loud as it is heavy, destroys an otherwise quiet Monday night at Fitzgerald's behind its forthcoming Load Records release, Oblivion Hunter, which the label describes as "amped-up and free, with an ear on the railroad tracks to the big sounds of industry and clamor." Opening is Houston's Giant Battle Monster, no slouches in the racket department themselves. Sometimes you can get a glimpse of how a band views itself by its Web address; Lightning Bolt opted out of the obvious and can instead be found at laserbeast.com.

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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