Lightning Bolt: "The Metal East"

Credit: Natalja Kent

In their '00s heyday, this Rhode Island noise-punk duo splattered audiences with quick, giddy blasts of DayGlo brutality — usually setting up on the floor right in the middle of the crowd rather than playing from a stage. They're back after a six-year hiatus, hammering away like Sonic Youth gone speed metal to get your reaching for the Advil with a smile on your face.