Sounds Like: Archimedes, Alberto Alaska, Instead of Sleeping, Modest Mouse, Polar Bear Club
Bio: Indie rock and acoustic songs constructed from a kit of parts scavenged from Americana, but used to make something new and engaging. Ranging from the contemplative to the raging, this band covers a lot of creative ground, and does it well. Very musical, and very enjoyable. "liveunsigned.com"
“The problem with living in a city that is home to a music college is that some of the rock bands in town actually know how to play their instruments, which I find incredibly annoying. There I Say Is Lightning are musicians, and they proved it with a very show-offy instrumental jam when the lead singer broke a guitar string and had to replace it. What happened, I wondered, to just swearing at the audience and breaking things during the downtime in your set? I really started to drop my smug attitude and enjoy There I Say Is Lightning when they played an awesome, grunge-y version of Johnny Cash’s Folsom Prison Blues. There was definitely a grunge element to their sound, mixed in with a little Supersuckers-style country that I appreciated. Yeah, that’s the kind of stuff guys from Ohio get into.”