Some shots from last Wednesday night's Battles show at Crowbar. If you missed it, you should be kicking yourself with steel-toed boots as it was, by leaps and bounds, one of the best shows I've seen here this year — a wild, balls-out rock show complete with moshing (or slam-dancing, or whatever the kids are calling beating the shit out of each other in a 'dance' setting these days), crowd surfing (Sleepy Vikings drummer Ryann Slauson made a successful launch from the stage early in the set, photo after the jump), and lots of heavy, propulsive math-prog-experimental explosions that kept it all going. Two tall LCD screens glowed with dazzling light or ambient album-related visuals, and also featured virtual guest appearances for the vocal tracks, Gary Numan's dark and gripping gaze staring out at the sold-out crowd during "My Machines." Photos by Phil below.
- Phil Bardi
(More photos after the jump...)