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Blogaroo: Day 20: Battles

17 May

Battles is an experimental rock band, founded in New York City in 2002 by Ian Williams of Don Caballero and Storm & Stress. The group currently includes Williams on guitar and keyboards, Lynx’s Dave Konopka on guitar and bass, and Helmet’s John Stanier on drums.

In its first 10 years the band has gained international attention.

Atlas was featured in the Media Molecule’ video game LittleBigPlanet and appears on the soundtrack for the second season of  Skins. In 2007 Battles was featured in UK’s The Skinny, where members spoke to the magazine about the making of Mirrored. The song Race : In and a remix of Atlas were used for car advertisements in the UK, Bad Trails was featured in the 2009 film Big Fan, The Line can be found on the Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack.

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Blogaroo 2012: The Lineup

16 Feb

The Bonnaroo lineup was released on Valentine’s Day, and from where I’m sitting it’s looking pretty solid. I’m still hoping that Jack White will make the list, but who are are you most excited to see so far?

“If music be the food of love, play on.”
— William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (1564-1616).

Blogaroo: Day 9: Gogol Bordello

31 May

“Gypsy punk band” Gogol Bordello got together in San Francisco in 1999 and has since become known for being one hell of a show. The group provides theatrical performances to both the accordion and the violin, rarities among most of today’s musical artists. Mix their energy with a punk and dub sound, and it’s easy to see how the band quickly rose to international stardome.

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