Saturday, October 1st, 2011

CONTEST – Battles @ The Phoenix – October 4, 2011

Photo By Jason Frank RothenbergJason Frank RothenbergWho: Battles
What: New York math-rock outfit who once numbered four but carried on as three after guitarist/vocalist Tyondai Braxton left the band following 2007’s Mirrored.
Why: This year’s Gloss Drop saw the remaining members find a new voice after losing their old voice and carry on as a mainly instrumental trio with guest vocalists stepping in to record with them, with the results garnering mainly positive reviews
When: Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Where: The Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto (19+)
Who else: London-based duo Walls open things up
How: Tickets for the show are $18.50 in advance but courtesy of Collective Concerts, I have two pairs of passes to give away for the show and also a copy of their limited edition “Ice Cream” 12″. To enter, email me at contests AT with “I want to win Battles” in the subject line and your full name and mailing address in the body, as well as which flavour of ice cream you prefer – chocolate or vanilla. Contest closes at midnight, October 2.
What else: The Montreal Mirror, NOW, Cleveland Scene and PopMatters have features on the band.

MP3: Battles – “Leyendecker”
Video: Battles – “My Machines”
Video: Battles – “Ice Cream”

By : Frank Yang at 10:08 am
Category: Concert Reviews


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  1. Nightdrive says:

    They played a killer show in Miami and we got to do a little interview :)