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Wednesday, March 12 • 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Car Stereo (Wars)

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Car Stereo (Wars) is the music project of Austin filmmaker Christopher Rose. Often compared to Girl Talk or Hollertronix, Car Stereo (Wars) blends snippets of songs in and out with popular and homemade beats, riffs and verses in a fun, danceable and often humorous fashion. Rose often adds in groups of themed background dancers, guest musicians, live instrumentation, video projections and other surprises. Car Stereo (Wars) lit up the blogs in early 2006 with the Ghostface Observatory mash-up, praised by Gorilla vs. Bear, URB Magazine, VH1.com, The Austin Chronicle and many more. In March 2007, Car Stereo (Wars) was labeled "Discovery of the Night" and "Best Reason for Musical A.D.D." by BLENDER after rocking a sold out South By Southwest (SXSW) showcase. This SXSW set was the basis for the creation of The Bandit, his debut album on Artifact Workshop. The new LP is a departure from traditional mash-up fare, opting instead to sound more like a Car Stereo (Wars) live set: frantic, fast-paced snippets of various tracks blended together to create a new song and sound. It's like 15 mash-ups for the price of one. The Bandit is a novel attempt to capture the sound that Rose has been working toward ever since Ghostface Observatory. The record weaves various threads of musical history together into one, from his love of 90's (Crash Test Dummies) and Top 40 to random pop culture references (Kill Bill, Doug) and critical staples (The Pixies, The Vaselines). The Bandit is a record that will be filled with the familiar, unusual, chaotic and refreshing.
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Wednesday March 12, 2008 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Beauty Bar 617 E 7th St

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