Posted in music | tour dates on February 8, 2013

Challenge of the Future

We mentioned recently that Lycaon Pictus have come out of hibernation for their first album in four years. Two of the members, Aaron Diskin and Simon Marcus, used to be in 90's band Challenge of the Future (formerly Boba Fett Experience) with Nick Zinner who formed Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who have a new album on the way) when CotF broke up in 2001. Challenge of the Future are getting back together to play Union Pool on February 22 and it's for a special cause. Aaron Diskin explains:

My dear friend Sebastian Quezada passed away too young. And he left behind a beautiful daughter, Isa! She looks just like a young him! She is magic, just like him.

A few months ago Nik Zinner suggested we get the old band back together and stage a benefit for Isa's college fund. A couple of hours on the internet, and everybody was discovered: Seth Prouty has been space mining platinum on the far side of Uranus. Mike Guy we found editing an anarchist broadsheet out of DeMoine. Simon Marcus was easy to find: he was in the doghouse. And me? Well, I've been on the wedding circuit.

We're playing with Daddy, who're reuniting too for this event! Seb's buddies Laurel and Matt Katz-Bohen will be rockin' it, as well as Gavin Russom, on the flaming wheels of steel!

As Sebastian's least favorite of my bands, Challenge of the Future simply isn't techno enough. We will however play. Sebastian Vive!

Tickets for the Challenge of the Future reunion are $25 and go on sale today (2/8) at noon. You can listen to some Challenge of the Future here. Flyer below.





Comments (17)


Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 10:20 AM

talk about something i don't give a fuck about, yeah!

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 10:30 AM

I don't know anything about this band, but I think it's great they are doing a benefit for the young daughter of a departed friend. Good luck n hope it's an awesome show!!:)

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 10:43 AM

10:30 true, I can't even be bothered to walk the fuck out

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 10:48 AM

NOTHING is more ANNOYING than grimes

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 10:55 AM


Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 10:56 AM

i had a dream, that your opinion mattered, then I woke up. today is a good day.

Posted by l | February 8, 2013 10:59 AM


Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 11:11 AM


Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 11:20 AM

Great cause great band!!!!! XOXO

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2013 11:56 AM

I'll hafta bust out the CD later...
I always thought there was something Pere Ubu-esque about them.

Posted by Wallis | February 8, 2013 1:55 PM

I saw CotF a few times in 2000 and they blew my mind!!!

Posted by Heather | February 8, 2013 3:02 PM

not to be a total negative nancy but wouldn't it make more sense for the yyy's to stage a benefit than a marginally popular band from a dozen plus years ago?

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2013 12:22 AM

Well arent you a genius.

Posted by Anonymous | February 10, 2013 12:49 AM

This is about friends getting together to help out their friend's daughter. YYY's have no connection to him except for Nik Zinner.

Posted by Anonymous | February 12, 2013 7:23 AM

I saw CotF a few times in 2000 and they blew my mind!!!

Posted by Engadget | February 12, 2013 1:38 PM

If you knew Sebastian, or if you've ever had a genuine friend, you'd know how essential and fucking fun this sold out show will be. See you there

Posted by pschase | February 18, 2013 6:25 PM

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