We’re playing with our buds Stab City for the first time in ages (shit, since Bex Fest 2011 maybe?) along with Gnarbaby and Bella Novella this Saturday, May 18 at Cheetahs in Hollywood. Bobby Vega is finally turning 21, so we fixin’ to pitch a bitch at the bikini bar!
Lightnin’ did a quick interview with Gary Schwind at Incognito Music Magazine! Read it here: http://incognitomusicmagazine.com/2013/05/09/like-a-shaman-on-acid-an-interview-with-lightnin-woodcock/
Had real swell times recently playing at Harvard & Stone and at Cobraside Distribution‘s monthly public sale, both courtesy of DJ Reason666 Adam Mayes. We had the pleasure of having “Sexual Chocolate” Damian Edwards sit in with us at Harvard & Stone on percussion… and the next night Damian put some percussion down on a song at SKR.
There’s already so much done on $atan’s Work is Never Done (Vol. II) but we still have plenty of shit to finish. Just like the title suggests… Lightnin’ ain’t lying, it’s hard work being an agent of Lucifer. Between all the time spent in the studio and onstage, promotion, booking, rehearsals plus endless hours of homework, not to mention doing the online nerd work… and getting out to see other bands as often as possible. Lightnin’ ain’t complaining though, I’m lucky to be doing what I’m doing. Lightnin’ hopes you feel lucky too… keep on smoking them joints.
Lightnin’ is playing Cobraside Distribution‘s monthly public sale. That means y’all have an opportunity to purchase over 10,000 titles at below retail prices! Live performances by RT N the 44s and Lightnin’ Woodcock & the Bad Muthafukkas. Noon-6 PM, free, all ages.
Free show this Thursday! Harvard & Stone (5221 Hollywood Bl). Lightnin’ pops the cherry at 9:30 PM!
Get the new LP $atan’s Work is Never Done (Vol. I) for whatever you feel like paying! That’s right, you heard right. We’s givin’ the farm away and we ain’t too proud to beg. Go here: http://lightninwoodcock.bandcamp.com/ All of Lightnin’s records will be up for grabs through the end of April.
Also, don’t miss your chance to get the new $atan’s Work is Never Done line of fine apparel on Lightnin’s merchandise page: http://www.lightninwoodcock.com/merchandise/
Life has been socking Lightnin’ in the nuts and then stroking my shaft, all kinds of ups and downs lately. The other day Lightnin’ had my phone, laptop and pickup truck all crap out on me all in the same muthafukkin’ day. The next day Lightnin’ found myself at SKR Studios tracking vocals with some friends, making progress on $atan’s Work is Never Done (Vol. II). Sean Wheeler had agreed to come in and collaborate on a new song some months ago, and finally got an opportunity to come make magic with us. Badazz muthafukka Nick Oliveri stopped by to say hi to Sean and was coerced into singing on the track as well. Finally, Lightnin’ and my son Wolf Woodcock got in the vocal booth with them to lay down the final layer of background vocals:
The following night Lightnin’ was honored to be Nick Oliveri’s guest performer at his weekly Riot at the Rustic event, which is held every Monday night at Ye Rustic Inn. Nick dialed Lightnin’ in with a tuned-up crowd for me to perform some slide guitar and sing some dirty blues songs before a packed house. Then he kicked out a powerful set of acoustic versions of Kyuss, Mondo Generator, Queens, and even Turbonegro tunes. It was a great time, here’s a pic of Lightnin’ getting down at the Rustic:
Lightnin’ also had a great time performing at the Beatles Complete on Ukulele benefit show last week. If you thought it was a bunch of fuckers rockin’ ukes, that wasn’t the case. Dozens of performers took turns fronting a full band of rockin’ session players led by Ukulele Leader Roger McEvoy Greenawalt and Music Director Jonah Smith. Naturally, Lightnin’ performed “Yer Blues”; as much as Lightnin’ loves myself, I couldn’t help but notice that there was a shit-ton of talented performers that were friendly as can be. Maybe if Lightnin’s brain wasn’t so fried from all the years of drug abuse and paint-huffing, I could remember some of their names. Anyway, wish me luck with Lightnin’s truck… hopefully it will be back on the road soon, and Lightnin’ can quit feeling sorry for myself.
Lightnin’ Woodcock appreciates your support, thank you very much! Keep on smokin’ them joints, goddammit.
Lightnin’ gets to do a song at 9:15 PM… hope to see you there, goddammit.
Here we go… Lightnin’ was recently interviewed by Lucky for Sugarbuzz Magazine. Check it out: http://www.sugarbuzzmagazine.com/?p=7247
Also, Lightnin’ has enjoyed being Incognito Music Magazine‘s “Pick of the Week” this week! There’s a spiffy review of Lightnin’ Woodcock’s new LP $atan’s Work is Never Done (Vol. I) for you to read: http://incognitomusicmagazine.com/2013/03/20/incognito-pick-of-the-week-lightnin-woodcock/
Finally, if ya know what’s good for you, you’ll pick up the new LP from Suicide King Records: http://www.skrstudios.com/lightnin_woodcock
No shows on the horizon right now. Y’all gonna have to be patient and check back! Lightnin’ loves y’all very much.
Shazam, goddamn! Lightnin’ loves to party, and we partied like fiends at the Down N Out for the release of $atan’s Work is Never Done (Vol I) last Friday! Lightnin’ ain’t gonna sugar coat it for ya: I was high as hell, but tried not to let it affect my performance too badly.
The crowd was lucky we had Harlis Sweetwater Band, princessFrank and Thee Atom Smashers join us on the bill; everybody kicked ass, just like Lightnin’ expected they would. Friends and fans packed the joint, with a crazy-long line going halfway up 5th Street. Fortunately, everybody got in and had a great time; there was all kinds of misbehavin’ going on at the DnO that night. We had a blast, goddammit.
New “Satan’s Work” tanks, tees and jerseys are now available on the Merchandise page: http://www.lightninwoodcock.com/merchandise/
The new LP is gonna be available tomorrow, 3/19/2013! If you still dig compact discs, pick it up from the Suicide King Records website: http://skrstudios.com/lightnin_woodcock
Otherwise, it’ll be available for download on iTunes, CDbaby and everywhere else where digital music is distributed! Shit, check out the album right here on Lightnin’s site… Look over yonder to the right, it’s all there for yez to hear!
Lightnin’ loves you all! Keep on smoking them joints, and keep on buying my shit. It’s good for you, yes it is!
Lightnin’ done let the cat out of the bag! Even if you’re geographically challenged (or too high to leave the house) you can join us in spirit tonight and hear the new LP in its entirety here: Stream the new LP “$atan’s Work is Never Done (Vol. I)”
Of course, we’d prefer you join us in person tonight at Loaded Rock Bar in Hollywood! We’re meeting for drinks there at 10 PM, and blasting the new record at 10:30.
$atan’s Work is Never Done (Vol. I) will be available 3/19/2013! Pre-order the album on CD now at: http://www.skrstudios.com/lightnin_woodcock
Come join us for drinks and a preview of the new record $atan’s Work is Never Done (Vol I) next Sunday at Loaded Rock Bar in Hollywood! We’re gonna start at 10 PM, so arrive by then if you wanna hear the new shit. The best part about a listening party is that none of us have to perform, so we get to drink for real. $3 drink specials!! Lightnin’ predicts that Lil Donkey is gonna be a big mess… to witness that is worth the price of admission alone. It’s FREE, of course. Also, don’t forget about the free Release Party at Down & Out on Friday 3/15! Lightnin’ expects to see each and every one of you there for that (see previous post). No excuses, goddammit.
Lightnin’ loves you all.
At last, it’s time to party! Lightnin’ is thrilled to announce that we’re gonna have a celebration at The Down & Out in DTLA on Friday 3/15/13 and we’re bringing our friends Harlis Sweetwater Band, princessFrank and Thee Atom Smashers to perform as well. No cover, Lightnin’ Woodcock & the Bad Muthafuckers are closing out the night but get there early, goddammit. You gonna have a good time, Lightnin’ gives you my word.