Lantern lights Black Cat

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Article Published: Sep. 27, 2012 | Modified: Oct. 5, 2012
Lantern lights Black Cat

Lantern will perform Oct. 4 at Black Cat in Boone.

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Philadelphia-based Lantern will bring its blend of proto-punk blues, surf and blown-out rock ‘n’ roll to Black Cat Burrito in Boone Thursday, Oct. 4.

Lantern’s albums embrace a wide range of outsider stylings, like “Dream Mine,” the group’s homage to ’80s cyber-punk, recalling the blown-out, reverb-drenched sound of Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power.”

“Burned Youth” summons the psychedelic-tinged “mock-flower-power-blues” of The Rolling Stones’ “Their Satanic Majesties Request,” while “Deliver Me from Nowhere” borrows mostly from Slim Harpo-inspired blues to Bo Diddley-style rock ‘n’ roll.

But instead of isolating an era and sounding like a throwback band, Lantern strives to borrow from many eras of American underground music and still sound like outsiders.

Lantern will be joined by Boone-based The Lamprays, comprised of members from area bands Clover Buds, Drug Ramp and Guided by Bong Rips. The Oct. 4 performance marks The Lamprays’ first show, and the audience can expect, as the band members phrased it, “total sloppy misanthropy.”

The music starts at 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at Black Cat Burrito, located at 127 N. Depot St. in downtown Boone. Cover costs $5, and only those 18 and older will be admitted. 

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