Dave Konopka

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Battles at the Glass House Last Night

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​BattlesOctober 16th, 2011Glass HousePomona was a hotbed of activity on Sunday night as Battles headlined the Glass House while Foster the People sold out the Fox Theater across the street. In a perfect world, Battles should have been headlining the Fox Theater as they engi ... More >>

  • Music

    October 13, 2011

    Battles Come Back As a Trio

    After losing a member, the purveyors of contemporary prog take on a slew of new vocalists

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Battles' Dave Konopka Talks About What to Expect From Their New, Improved Live Show

    ​ When Battles come back to Southern California to tour Gloss Drop next week, we're in for a tighter, more cohesive show than their Echoplex debut as a trio last May. Multi-instrumentalist Dave Konopka says of that show (their first since their sophomore set Gloss Drop was finished, actually), ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Battles at The Echoplex Last Night

    ​BattlesThe EchoplexMay 2, 2011With the release of their second LP Glass Drop a month away, Battles gave the LA prog set a sneak peak at its sans-Tyondai Braxton lineup at a sold-out performance at The Echoplex last night. When Braxton left the band in August while they were still finishing the fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    And Now, for Some Battles In Your Life (New Album, Tour, ATP Curation)

    bttls.comBattles, now a trio!​ I must admit I cried a bit when multi-instrumentalist Tyondai Braxton left Battles last year . . . but that doesn't make the announcement of their new album, Gloss Drop, and the tour fronting it any less exciting. Gloss Drop, which will feature appearances by Chilean ... More >>