Doors 7:30 | Show 8:30
I know what you’re thinking. A band of middle-aged former math-rock guys. Nerds, right? Maybe, but who cares? If you’ve heard Battles, you know that theirs is a sound that is intoxicating. They are a rock group locked in conflict with the very limitations of what it means to be a rock group: conducting an all out assault on mediocrity and waging a fearsome campaign against genre conventions and pigeonholes. Their sound is that of an elite guard engaging in a series of complex sonic skirmishes. This is the sublime noise of equally talented musicians pushed to their limit – as interested in conducting synchronized audio attacks and ambushes on the listener as they are on each other.
According to Brian Eno, “When you see a band you really like, the reason you really like them is because you wish you’d had that idea. And when I saw Battles I thought, “Damn! Why didn’t I think of that?” Whether you’ve listened to Battles and fallen for them on your own, follow the advice of Eno, or you just really like what Battles did with ice cream in that one music video, this show is not to be missed. Seriously. Buy tickets now.