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The Mind-Blowing, Mysterious Moogfest: Festival Recap

Host Bob Boilen and NPR Music reporter Jacob Ganz look back at the unusual and remarkable music festival known as Moogfest.

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Battles plays the Convention Hall on Saturday night.

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Battles In Concert: ATP Festival 2011

Sparklingly technical and mind-numbingly joyful, Battles performed at All Tomorrow's Parties.

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Battles: Plenty Loud As An Army Of Three

Despite losing its lead singer last year, the inventive New York band sounds no less frenzied and intricate on its second album, Gloss Drop.

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Battles: Sunny Skies Over Stormy Seas

For all its summer-jam ambitions in "Ice Cream," Battles brings precision and muscle even to the frivolous stuff.

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