Battles @ Wonder Ballroom 10/13/2011

“I scream, you scream,” cried the young bloods for Battles. Then we all screamed from the floor of the Wonder Ballroom as the soft keyboards gave depth to the dark room.  As illuminations of the childhood treat captured the hearts of the audience, the gyrating melodies of Ian Williams (keyboards, guitar) penetrated their nervous system, the triumphant kicks of John Stanier (drums) assured there was life in this rock ‘n’ roll monster. When featured artist Matias Aguayo gave face to their hit, “Ice Cream,” from two giant screens behind them, the crowd was certain Battles had delivered on what Dave Konopka (guitar, bass, effects) knew all along – this was a goddamn good time!

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What’s Going On: 5/4 – 5/11

1.  Battles / 1939 Ensemble
-Where:  Doug Fir
-How Much:  $15 (21+)
-When:  Tonight!  May 4th
-Why:  Experimental/math rock supergroup based in New York City.  Expect to see drummer John Stanier (formerly of Helmet) jump out of his seat!  Stanier believes the ride cymbal is generally overused, so he has his set up high to make more of an effort to play it.  Expect to hear these rock visionaries play much of their upcoming release, Glass Drop, due out next month.

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