We talk to desert rockers BATT about Making a Scene out in the Mojave, playing in pools, their Wonder Vally Summer's Eve Fest, and skateboarding in National Parks with monks.
Aaron Rose, founder of NYC's famous Alleged Gallery and director of Beautiful Losers, speaks to us about the seeming randomness behind a counter cultural movement in our Culture Creator Series 001 interview.
Legendary documentary filmmaker of Who is Bozo Texino, Guggenheim Fellow, Genius Punk Photogpraher - Bill Daniel opens the vault of his amazing Texas Punk Problem series, and turns the camera away from the bands to explore the scene. Crowd shots from Bad Brains, Husker Du, Butthole Surfers shows, and more….
Long before zip lock bags of Williamsburg air were selling on the deep net for $20k, a host of creative misfits were reinventing culture a few 100 feet east of the east river. Home to many of our favorite Williamsburg artists, including Maya Hayuk, Kayrock printing, and the infamous Oneida Ocropolis studio, musician Andrew Deutsch and myriad friends take us into the legend of Monster Island.
Cy Dune channels Dan Graham, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bad Brains, Patti Smith, and Black Flag, on his new Lightning LP Shake.
Looking back on how Lightning came together, it’s as if we have been chasing this story, and it’s many threads, for years.
Tales from the Doritos vending machine.
Simple song masterworks on the new Wooden Wand LP Azag-Toth released on Lightning.
Check out the legend behind the new People of the North record on Lightning.
Future Jazz Lightning fingers, screaming acoustic revolutions with the new Limited Edition William Tyler album out on Lightning Records.