Last night Battles played an early show at the Regent. I was a bit disappointed with the Regent because they scheduled the show to start early with the opener Buke and Gase at 730PM, Battles at 820PM, and a 930PM end time. Battles were allotted only an hour and 10 minutes but went over due to some technical difficulties for the encore. No early EP tunes were played nor much was played off of Mirrored, but just "Atlas." So the rest of the set consisted of 3 Gloss Drop songs and the rest off of LA DI DA DI. Oh yeah, just to rub in the NY pride, John Stanier used a NY Mets towel to wipe off his sweat and held it up to the audience's dismay since the LA Dodger's recent lost. Ok, on with the music, it was definitely a memorable set although I haven't had a chance to listen to Battles' new album. I think this may have been my 3rd or 4th seeing these gents, I realized I had missed a couple opportunities to see them as a quartet back in the day with Tyondai Braxton.



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