Posted in To Do | music on December 18, 2012

Battles at ATP NY 2011 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
Battles

Battles have been around for 10 years, believe it or not, and will be celebrating by spinning records tonight in NYC's East Village. Via their Facebook:

Tonight, Tuesday the 18th, from 9pm 'til late. Battles and friends will be at the Gin Palace on Ave A & 6th in NYC, playing records, for the unofficial, but honestly true, 10-year-anniversary of our first show. Come by! It's free to get in.
Happy 10th Anniversary, guys. Go out and celebrate with them tonight -- again, they're just spinning records, it's not a show. But there will be drink specials from 9 - 10 PM.

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Comments (11)

One of them is doing this at MoMA on Thursday: http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/events/17072

Posted by Eduardo | December 18, 2012 10:34 PM

will never see this band again after seeing them last year and they refused to play ANY old songs just b/c the black dude left the band. ridiculous. the new record wasnt even out yet. what a bullshit move.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:05 AM

@12:05 Those songs required an additional instrumentalist and a vocalist, you dingus! Maybe could have given it the backing track treatment, but what's the point? New Battles is impressive in a whole new way. Should have viewed that as a treat, you scummy bastard.

*spits in eye*

Posted by hubert | December 19, 2012 12:17 AM

I disagree. I dont like the new Battles nearly as much as the old. Plus, like i said, the show was before that record was out, so to play for over an hour with all material that no one has heard, is a total ripoff. If they need an additional instrumentalist/vocalist, then get one!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 3:31 AM

New battles was better live after it got going. I saw them at end of last tour and they were really tight.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 6:20 AM

Wow so the new lead singer has been with the band 10 years?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 7:58 AM

blah blah Battles suck blah blah T5 sucks blah blah Titus Andronicus sucks blah blah

predictable fop hipster is predictable

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 8:35 AM

Mirrored was the cd that I bought and sold the fastest ever...it was like nails on a chalkboard!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 9:20 AM

9:20 AM Its certainly not for everyone. The EPs before Mirrored are my favorite. No singing and a more ambient approach to Math Rock. They progressively get worse, IMO. I still enjoy them, they just seem to write the same song over and over now.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:00 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2012 12:26 PM

10 years goes by fast

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