Live on the Left Coast: Lightning Dust (from Black Mountain) and The Cave Singers

Lightning Dust at Pat’s Pub (August 29, 2007)
Lightning Dust

Went to local watering hole Pat’s Pub last night to check out hometown favorites Lightning Dust (featuring Amber Webber and Joshua Wells from Black Mountain) in what may have been their first performance as “Lightning Dust” in Vancouver. At least one of the tunes reminded me quite a bit of Portishead, (whom I like a lot), but musically I thought Lightning Dust were a little uninteresting (but not unpleasant). Their self titled debut record came out on Jagjaguar in June, Pitchfork kind of liked it.

More Lightning Dust photos at flickr.

Pete Quirk of The Cave Singers at Pat’s Pub (August 29, 2007)
The Cave Singers

Seattle’s The Cave Singers were the evening’s headliners and I really enjoyed their set. Lead singer Pete Quirk’s vocals reminded me a little bit of John Fogerty, but the tunes weren’t CCR at all. The Cave Singers (whose members were once in Pretty Girls Make Graves, Hint Hint, and Cobra High respectively) recently signed to Matador records and their debut LP drops on September 25, 2007. A scant two days after their record is released, The Cave Singers will be hitting the road with their northern friends Black Mountain in support of their new album.

More Cave Singers photos at flickr.

All Black Mountain/The Cave Singers tour dates after the jump.

Black Mountain/Cave Singers Tour Dates
27 Sep 2007 Neurolux Boise, Idaho
28 Sep 2007 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah
29 Sep 2007 19:30 HI- Dive Denver, Colorado
01 Oct 2007 The Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
02 Oct 2007 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, Minnesota
03 Oct 2007 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois
05 Oct 2007 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, Ontario
06 Oct 2007 La Sala Rossa Montreal, Quebec
07 Oct 2007 Space Portland, Maine
08 Oct 2007 Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts
10 Oct 2007 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
11 Oct 2007 Southpaw Brooklyn, New York

12 Oct 2007 Johnny Brendas Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 Oct 2007 Bluebird Bloomington, Indiana
15 Oct 2007 Headliners Louisville, Kentucky
17 Oct 2007 The Opolis Norman, Oklahoma
18 Oct 2007 Dans Silverleaf Denton
19 Oct 2007 Emos Austin, Texas
21 Oct 2007 Modified Phoenix, Arizona
22 Oct 2007 Casbah San Diego, California
23 Oct 2007 The Echo Los Angeles, California
24 Oct 2007 The Independent San Francisco, California
26 Oct 2007 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, Oregon