Battles (Band)

  • Music

    July 25, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Prescott's Whisperfest Draws Phoenix Bands, Supports Yarnell Firefighter Families

    Located just an hour and a half north of the valley, Prescott is better known being a premier Christmas getaway than for its artistic community. With a population composed of more retirees than the average small town, it's safe to assume that its music scene is also a little dated. The introduction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Vial of Sound - Crescent Ballroom - 4/13/2013

    Vial of Sound @ Crescent Ballroom, 4/13/2013 Obviously, I was not at Coachella. But I don't get what the big deal about it is, so I didn't care. Besides, something great happens when a bunch of local talent comes together. Sure, music scenes have their pitfalls, their petty grudges, the recycled re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    10 Favorite Shows of 2011: Melissa Fossum

    Melissa FossumM83 wasn't #1, but I like this picture a lot.​ I went to a lot of shows this year. Thanks to, I can conform that I went to at least 56 concerts, not counting the numerous times I swung by Yucca Tap Room or Crescent Ballroom just for fun. That's one show every six and a h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Chromeo at Marquee Theatre, 10/18/11

    Photos By Melissa Fossum​ Chromeo Marquee Theatre Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Often weekends leave me plagued by choice. There's always so much going on. Where do I go? What do I see? It's not the sort of thing that normally happens on a Tuesday. But last night provided a few concert options ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Battles' Ian Williams on Math Rock, Scottsdale, and Cowbells

    ​Math rock, post rock, prog rock. Whatever you want to call it, it usually doesn't sound very fun. Gloss Drop, the latest record from Battles, defies those notions. The album, featuring guest vocals from Gary Numan, Kazu Makino of Blonde Redhead, and Yamantaka Eye of the Boredoms in the wake of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    DJ Racoon on Beat Mass, SLASH Pool Party, & Straying From Top 40

    ​ By this point in July, it almost feels stupid to talk about how hot it is. Brains are practically melted, and the heat has just become this all oppressing force, destroying day-off plans and any semblance of ambition of doing anything outside. Anything besides lounging by the pool and drinking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Battles: Gloss Drop

    Battles, Gloss DropI must say -- it felt like today would never come. June 7th seemed like a far too distant goal, a sinister illusion in the grand scheme of new releases. You see, New York experimental rockers Battles had announced they were going to release their sophomore album Gloss Drop on June ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Battles: "Ice Cream" (Feat. Matias Aguayo) (NSFW)

    ​So your most celebrated and, arguably, talented member just left the band to focus on his solo work. For most bands with only one album to their credit, a departure like this would spell a most certain doom. However, New York experimental rockers Battles aren't most bands.The band's most prolific ... More >>

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    November 25, 2010
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    October 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    DJ Dossier: mig50

    ​ There are countless reasons why folks move to the PHX: new jobs, lower cost of living, uh...hotter women. DJ mig50 came here because of the Shizz. The 26-year-old musician became a die-hard member of the local music discussion board while living in Missouri and decided to relocate to Phoeni ... More >>