04.11.03 - Show at Skooters in Patchogue - Action Adventure Systems is hosting a show at Skooters for April 11, 2003. Band spots are still open, send us an e-mail and we'll consider putting you on. The show will have to be 18+ and of course 21+ to drink inside. As always we welcome tailgate parties, BYOB you scumbags.
12.16.02 - Lights Out Recording New Songs - We have about 6 new songs that we plan on recording after the holiday season. Although time is not booked yet, we are planning on hitting Don Fury's Cyclone Sound Studio in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Some of the titles from this session are: Mistimed, Fuck All You Worthless Bastards, Tittie Bar and Raining Beer.
11.11.02 - PA Show - Thanks to Jim & Lauren, Janice, Bobby, Kyle, Kate, Olga, Joey, Jason, Jess, Eddie, Garrett, Dan & Jayne, Mark the Beast, Mikey BAMA, Steve, Eric, Leslie, Kryzzy, Amanda, Kristin, Amber, and Dave Heck for coming out and representing. The rest of Pennsylvania hated our Long Island asses, but that's to be expected. We were hardcore in a show full of metal bands. Mike antagonized the crowd as usual, and Kyle almost brawled with Paul Brown from Repercussion over nothing. The highlight of the evening for us was the hotel room afterparty, but few remember details. view pictures
11.09.02 - Harry Kats Pub: Well, is this a tour? No, it's a show in Pennsylvania for Lights Out. Thanks to The Way Productions and Joey the Dickheaded Asian, we have the third slot for about 8PM. Loyal Lights Out followers be there.
09.03.02 - New song released on MP3.com. The very first song ever by Lights Out when we were Game Over and even before that, Decrepid Smerf. The song is called Society's Fault and it owns you.
08.17.02 - Park Avenue Lounge, LINY: This show was cancelled due to an alleged gang related drive-by shooting a week before. Turns out some dude was standing outside the bar, waiting for a ride, when some other dudes in a car popped some caps in his ass. Oh well, not like it was a huge spot, but it could've been.
08.10.02 - Skooters, Medford, LINY: Lights Out rules, and here's why...with no PA and half the bands cancelled, we scrounge together our pals Action Adventure System and Dead Veronica and have a fucking blast. Everyone got up, and friends came out from all over to support us. The rest of the nutsack-riders on LI went to see 25 ta Life at that shoe box called the Local 7 in Huntington.
07.22.02 - New songs up on MP3.com. One of our earlier recordings, with Don Fury, this track is called Poisoned Soul. We actually made a video for a song on this CD as well, called Rupture. It starred Jared Dean. You can ask SBJ for a copy.
07.19.02 - The Wrong Way Inn, Amityville: Amazing show, really. The turn out was less than desired, but at least the right kind of people came. Man is the Monster went on and blew us away while Chris apologized for being sick. No one really noticed as we sang along to Emo Kid Beatdown and tossed Mahoney around like the skinny Irish punk that he is. Then we came on. Many thanks to every kid that moshed during our entire set. We didn't sound great but the crowd seemed to get it. Also thanks to George from the warehouse for showing up even with the cast on. Sorry we missed Jessica and Donna, though. Dimentianon finished up the night with their dark, evil, fast and crunchy death delivered with heads bobbing. These guys are good but are losing Mark as their drummer...We hope they replace him soon and get back out there. The Wrong Way Inn is a great venue with lots of space and friendly (wink-wink) bartenders. Hopefully we will be back there soon. view pictures
07.06.02 - SKOOTERS JULY 6, MEDFORD: TOTAL BLAST AS WELL AS US PLAYING THERE WAS THE FELLOWSHIP, THE HEIST, MAN IS THE MONSTER, GABRIEL, 4 IN THA CHAMBER, DOMAIN, AND EYES OF HATE. WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO FIND A REPLACEMENT DRUMMER IN TIME, HIS NAME GREG MARCH OF DOMAIN. DRUNK AND READY TO ROCK WE PLAY A FABULOUS BLACK FLAG COVER OF DEPRESSION WHICH THE WHEN PLAYED THE MICROPHONE KEPT POOPING OUT. THE REST OF THE SET WAS OF COURSE ROWDY WITH A CAPITAL "R". BREAKING BOTTLES, DANCING, BEER SOAKED MUSICANS, YOU NAME IT, IT HAPPENED. WELL THANKS TO CHRIS FROM M.I.T.M. FOR PUTTING ON THE SHOW AS WELL AS THE OTHER BANDS THAT PLAYED, MOST EXCELLENT!!!view pictures
06.28.02 - UHHHH OH WE HAVE NO DRUMMER. AFTER 7 YEARS WITH THE BAND, PAUL STACK(SOMETIMES KNOWN AS BALL SACK) DECIDES IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON. WITH THIS LOSS WE MUST MOVE ON TO CONQUER THE BEER ISLE AT SHOP & STOP AS WELL AS LONG ISLAND HARDCORE. OUR BEST WISHES TO HIM. IF THERE ARE ANY DRUMMERS OUT THERE CONTACT US!!
05.31.02 - the Castle Heights show: finally we get a call back! get there! and....no ones there. hmmm maybe more people will show up...nah. well Bobby from Man is the Monster came out with Jessie, thanks dudes! we go on and there is this Spanish man throwing beer and water at us, so we invite him on stage to sing and he does and it was amazing. it turns out he listens to Nuclear Assault and Anthrax he was the highlight of the night. well hopefully next time will be as fun.
05.04.02 - GARDEN CITY HUMANIST ETHICAL CENTER - The show started a little late cuz some jerk told this communist he could talk about Marxism. The show finally begins with Cesspool Treatment. they rock out to heavy jams of crusty punk rock. Then goes on The Heist. They rocked it ol' school style playing some Cro-Mags cover tune. DRUNK and ready to rock Lights Out goes on. People begin to mosh it up. swinging, kicking, punching, running and most of all jumping. everyone goes wild. Mike decides to run into the pit, rad maneuver. The vibe is fierce. We had a great time. The Fall of Icarus goes on, drinking in the parking lot, smoking cigarettes…Then MAN IS THE MONSTER goes on radical they are. people running and piling on everywhere you look. awesome show guys. I only saw a little bit of the next band Eyes of Hate but they were very good. I think that's when I broke my glasses. At this point its 12:30a.m. people are leaving and the next two bands didn't get to play. Its all that damn communisms fault I tell you.
04.14.02 - Lights Out hits the Studio again - We plan to record a couple of new songs between June 14 and 16. This time we are making the trek down to Philly to record with a friend of ours. We are also looking to get on a show (last minute) while we visit. Contact us for info or if you want to book us in Philly during the above dates. Sorry SBJ, we still want you to do live recording for us, but this offer was too good to pass up.
04.14.02 - Outer Limits - Early show what's that? well we go on around 6ish drunk as usual. after leaving the van with beer cans littered on the ground we commence to "Rock". people at this point get their first glimpse of raw alcohol fueled hardcore. the crowd doesn't know what to do. Twelve string basses, drunken rank, XL drummers, and whizzing metal guitar playing...what to do?...apparently stand still! but it was a fun show full of alcohol and cigarette burns. The rest of the bands kicked ass. it was a fun Sunday afternoon.
04.13.02 - X-Hales - So the night started off a little rusty the first band didn't show up, and Domain pussed out so now were left with just 4 bands. El Kartel hadn't shown up yet, but no worries a drinking we shall do. A many beer later we are ready for the "ROCK". El Kartel new to the island opposed to their city gigging, got some feedback but not what they wanted. 2nd stop went on next. Amazing!! Sazooki starts crying like a little girl about getting kicked in the nose. People go insane. Push goes on next...well they tired...riot ensues. People are being dragged outside by bouncers. Tension is building (no pun intended), and everyone gets crazier and crazier. the cops arrive. bottles are being throw whizzing pass officers heads. A lot of commotion goin on, but boy oh boy what a great night. Oh by the way we didn't get to play that night.
03.06.02 - Free MP3 Download - You can now download complete Lights Out MP3 at our MP3.com page.
02.24.02 - Sahara in Syosset - When we arrived it looked like a doomed show. No one was there and the beers were $4. By the time we went on, a pit a started. But then we finished, and so was the pit. The crowd seemed to hate us, but when the other bands were on, they didn't move. So we spent the rest of the afternoon causing trouble, throwing chairs into the empty pit and wrestling with our friends.
02.23.02 - X-Hale in Centereach - No snow this time, just an amazing show with a good turnout. 2nd Stop played first...awesome. Then there was a long wait for New Ground to arrive from the other show they played that night with Push. New Ground kicked fucking ass. Then we went on. Everyone seemed drunk enough to bash brains in the pit. The floor was soaked with spilled beer and liquor. Push played to a crowd of angry drunks, but not before Mike mopped the floor. Fights broke out a few times, but they respectfully kept it outside, therefore we are able to once again play at X-Hale sometime soon.
01.09.02 - New Pictures Posted! - We don't have any pictures from the last show, but we now have the ones from the Spot. Some of them are outstanding, some of them suck. Take a look and you'll see what we mean.
01.07.02 - X-Hale in Centereach - Believe me, the "X" in X-Hale does not mean straight edge. Hardcore has a new home. The show ran two hours late, with too many people taking advantage of $2 shots. Dead Veronica didn't show, The Organization tried to reunite as the Osama Bin Ladens, but couldn't find a guitarist. Action Adventure System went on first. They were greeted with an enthusiastic cheer of "Stack, Stack!" by the crowd. They played a short but intense set. Then came Dimentianon, Long Island Black Metal. These guys were insane. The crowd showered them with Devil Dogs and Mini Ring Dings. A few brutal songs later the pit was furious. In between songs, the crowd cheered "Stack, Stack!!!". Up next was Domain. They took a while to get set up but it was worth it. They played Warrant's Heaven to an ocean of cigarette lighters, then shook the building. Lights Out played last, about 2:00 AM to be exact. There were still $2 shots. Fists were flying, bottles were being smashed and moshers were getting shanked in the pit. Car windows were being smashed in the parking lot, police were arriving, and before you knew it, the show was over. But not before everyone finished their set.
12.31.01 - Where Do We Go Now? - JR and Kevin from Studio 45 no longer offer rehearsal time at their facility in Coram, Long Island. Apparently it just became too expensive to stay open for long periods of time. JR still offers his services as sound engineer at the studio for recording purposes, but forget about holding practice there. Now Lights Out travels to Deer Park to rehearse. In all honesty, the place is a dump, but we are quite used to that. Anyone who has been to LI Rocks in Massapequa or TriStar in Hauppauge knows what I am talking about. We still haven't decided where we will actually record next, but we do know it will be very soon. There are already three brand new tracks we are playing out, and would like to get 'em on wax ASAP.
12.12.01 - The Spot - This show sucked. No body came, except our own crews. Action Adventure System went first. The highlight of the evening was when the sound man (who actually turned out to be a pretty cool guy) threatened to shut down the whole show before we even started. It turns out that you aren't allowed to drink in the parking lot out of the back of your van. What did he expect? Did he think we were going to pay for booze? It's not like we even could if we wanted to, it was finals week. Do you know what college bars do during finals week? THEY DON'T SERVE BOOZE!!! We do want to play the Spot again when it's not dry. It is one of the best places to play as far as sound goes. And they have plenty of space, too.
09.17.01 - What was that? - Well, the show at the All Aboard Pub came and went. The lineup was one band short, as Ashes Fiend did not play, due to the WTC attack. Borgo Pass was crazy loud and heavy, as was One Green Mile, who played first. We'd like to think that we were as unleashed as our fellow bands, that is until we were cut off by the sound man after Mike slammed down the microphone to join the mosh pit. It doesn't really matter anyway, the pub closed soon after the show. Just another case of a great place to have a show being shut down after a visit by the infamous Lights Out. Like Chris Rock said, "Grand Opening, grand closing." It's like throwing gasoline on a fire. Since six long years ago when we called ourselves Game Over, every time we mix Natural Ice and amplifiers there is always trouble. Back at Ward Melville High School when Jim was so sick he could barely stand, Mike jumped off the stage 15 feet down into the orchestra pit and nearly broke his legs. At the Roadhouse pub we broke the lights and almost got blacklisted. Not half of us were in any shape to even see Murphy's Law headline that show. These are just a few examples of how this devil's fuel (at 5.9% alcohol by volume) has cost us the big prize...remembering a show. However, Natty Ice has brought us through the bad times, and we promise to the brew to never forget it through the good times, which are yet to come.