The Lights Out
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The Lights Out

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
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HONORS:

SXSW official showcase performer (2013)

MTV "Jersey Shore" season premiere (2012)

Billboard Pro band (2011)

AOL Music Listening Party (2011)

US Airways in-flight entertainment pick (2011)

#1 chart position on Boston rock radio (2011)

VH1 licensor (2010)

Carrier Dome performer (2010)

CMJ Music Marathon official showcase headliner (2009)

"National Pick" Finalist at M.E.A.N.Y. Fest (NYC) (2009)

Gillette Stadium opener for New England Patriots season (2009)

ABSOLUT Vodka commercial feature (2009)

Top 10 "Best Unfiltered Bands in the Northeast" by Harpoon Brewing Company (2008)

Showcased at South By Southwest (TX), MidPoint Music Festival (OH), CMJ (NYC), Dewey Beach Music Conference (DE), The Wave Gathering (NJ), International Pop Overthrow (MA) and Block Island Music Festival (RI)

Members have opened for EVE6, Dishwalla, Fountains of Wayne, Tantric, John Popper, The Guess Who and Edwin McCain

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BUZZ:

"Brilliant." (Billboard)

The Lights Out put on one hell of a show. (Performer Magazine)

Ideal SPIN cover boys...it's astounding The Lights Out haven't yet been signed. (Music Connection)

"Taken Boston by storm." (NYC's Big Apple Music Scene)

"Electric...full of appreciative fans." (The Syracuse Post-Standard)

An awesome rock force. (The Phoenix)

"Muscular, melodic, standout tunes." (The Asbury Park Press)

Where sweat, butane, hairspray and pyro-ignited dreams collide. (The Boston Globe)

"Inspired." (The Oregonian)

The aggressive record is called Primetime, and they are ready for it. (Albany Times-Union)

Peppy lads...none of that dreary nonsense. (The Metro)

"A distinctly modern twist." (AbsolutePunk)

The most fun live band in Boston." (Ryan's Smashing Life)

This supergroup hammers out unapologetic, big happy rock...the people are digging The Lights Out big time. (The Noise)

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BIO (IN THREE SIZES):

SMALL: THE LIGHTS OUT is a Boston-based rock band that sounds like a bank heist.

MEDIUM: The future is looking bright for Boston-based rock quartet THE LIGHTS OUT. Since forming in 2005, the band has showcased at music conferences from SXSW to CMJ, released two albums and three EPs, placed songs on MTV, appeared in Billboard and sweated out enough High Life to fill the Carrier Dome. The band released its third full-length album, On Fire, this summer. For more, visit thelightsout.com.

LARGE: We should start a BAAAND! With those prophetic words, slurred after a late-night Boston bar crawl in 2005, THE LIGHTS OUT was born. Nobody remembers who said it. Theyd never even played a note together. (Sometimes you just know it.) The quartet cranks out the perfect soundtrack to a bank heist: breakneck, anthemic pop-rock, with a barrel of catchy choruses and melodies stickier than the High Life coating their sneakers by the end of every practice. Behind a stacked wall of intricate four-part vocal harmonies, THE LIGHTS OUT writes songs about bounty hunters, guys getting killed by volcanoes and love. THE LIGHTS OUT has showcased at music conferences from SXSW to CMJ, released three albums and three EPs, placed songs on MTV, appeared in Billboard and played an arena and a dome. The bands latest album, On Fire, is an arsenal of music for the dismantling of hipster snarkrock. For more, visit thelightsout.com.

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EN"LIGHT"ENING FACTS:

Band:
The Lights Out formed before anyone played a single note together
The band has played a stadium (Gillette Stadium in MA) and a dome (the Carrier Dome in NY)
The band has donned bald wigs, cone bras, ruffled shirts, rhinestone gloves and fake mustaches to play sold out Halloween shows as Phil Collins, Madonna, The Kinks, Michael Jackson and Queen
It takes perfectly-executed teamwork from all four members to remove the empty High Life bottles from their rehearsal space
The band's music has been called "bank heist rock" -- even before their van sprung a police trap and was pulled over by four police cars mistakenly(?) accusing them of attempting to steal an ATM on their way to White Castle
Every member's real name is also a great stage name
The band refers to its collaborative process as cutting up the baby.
The band prides itself on its great parking karma, and laughs in the face of a jinx by putting this in print
A Boston-based pizza chain once dedicated a pie in honor of the band
It is the only band with its own traveling kickball team: "Lights Out," out of Harrisburg, PA
It galloped through online dating networks as its "Rock_Pony" mascot, a voracious centaur babe
The band has never played the same set twice
The band's van is named Tim

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