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Battles and Walls

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Wonder Ballroom (map) Northeast
Thu., Oct. 13, 9 p.m. 2011 All Ages

Jason Frank Rothenberg
Battles
$18-20

Battles' zany math rock reached its zenith on the band's 2007 debut LP Mirrored, proving that music that is both zany and mathy can actually be listenable, too. Vocalist Tyondai Braxton provided much of that eccentricity. Battles released Gloss Drop earlier this year, sans Braxton, but there's still plenty to keep listeners interested. New wave godfather Gary Numan guests on "My Machines," an industrial-grade rocker that locks tight into a relentless fuzz bass line. The rest of the album shows a band with plenty of tricks up their sleeves. And live? Watching John Stanier mercilessly bash the drums (and that high-rise cymbal) is worth the price of admission alone. MARK LORE

Wonder Ballroom

128 NE Russell, Portland, OR 97212
503-284-8686
Hours: Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
http://wonderballroom.com

Venue Hours
  • Ballroom open for events only, Cafe open: Tues-Sat 5 pm-"late"
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., Oct. 13, 9 p.m. 2011
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