Photos by Keith Perks
The duo Battles opened for Primus’ A Tribute to Kings tour stop in Bethlehem on May 25.
From Keith Perks’ concert review:
Battles, an experimental rock group founded in New York City in 2002 by Ian Williams (Don Caballero, Storm & Stress) and John Stanier (Helmet, Tomahawk, The Mark of Cain) opened on this portion of the tour. Battles are considered one of the most innovative “math rock” bands of the ’00s and ’10s.
Both Williams and Stanier impressed the crowd with their experimental rock set playing songs such as “The Yabba,” “A Loop So Nice…,” “Sugar Foot” and “Atlas.” Their set was energetic, colorful and surprising, and it showcased the members’ technical playing and precision. These two sounded like a digital rock circus performing songs that made you feel like you were in a video game or movie…or acid trip.
Click here for the full review and photo gallery of Primus’ performance.