On the transcending night of November the 28th, Light Bulb Alley, A bunch of sweat dripping, beer sipping, bare-knuckle hooligans thrashed away at the TRH bar. With Allister (dressed as the Sheriff) on the vocals, Sean (dressed as a Cowboy) on lead guitar, Dusty (as himself) on bass and Pablo (dressed as Kung-Fu Master) at the drums. These creatures of the night encouraged the monsters of Halloween to bang their heads to their rhythm. Their gritty melodic sound waves raised through the ever imposing crowd of fans who bobbed their heads.

The set started off with three drawn-out minutes of the same droning chord buzzing off, getting more and more intense. The crowd started to flock in curiosity, the intensity now at it's utmost peak, so much that Light Bulb Alley had to release the main riff of "I Don't Owe You A Thing". Allister's raspy voice sounded off into the audience as they ventured closer to the stage, getting ready to rock-n-roll. He Stands up tall with his cowboy hat with his badge and points at the crowd shouting, "I Don't Owe you a thing!!", as the they cheer in unison. 

Sean, looked like a crazed cowboy and he viciously played his guitar with the simple, but genius licks, while gyrating across the stage like a maniac on a mission from god. Him and  Allister's  antics on-stage alone was enough to get the crowd riled-up. You hear Dusty's rumbling-bass rolling through the air like molasses, as Pablo thumps at the drums like an evil heart-beat. Dusty looked like a post-modern Cool-hand-Luke and Pablo like a Kung-Fu drum master who practiced his craft to perfection.

Allister on vocals and guitar,  Light Bulb Alley
Sean on the Lead Guitar, Light Bulb Alley

Their masterful and melancholic happy-go-lucky Country track "The Roads Must Part" played as a welcome element into the crazy night, as the couples flowed into their slow-dance mojo. The unreleased track, "Problems", kicked in to mustard up the set. This provided us with a glimpse into the inner-working of Seans slide guitar soul, as seen here, 

Light Bulb Alley played most of the songs from their new LP, "The Bright Side Of The Dumpster", which was released on the September of 2016, with crowd favorites like, "I Only Got 2 Feet" and "Mary-Jane". The set crashed to a screeching halt with the fan favorite "Pepper Spray" , they were like motor bikes teetering at the edge of a cliff and just had to end the set! In reaction to the relentless crowd, who were chanting for more, Light Bulb Alley just stared blankly and slowly packed up their instruments. This was the only disappointment of the night.

Written by, Evan Khan
Photos by Brian Barnhart


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