Captured! By Robots

With all due respect to Daft Punk -- who are technically humans dressed as robots anyways -- the best mostly-automaton band in existence is Captured! By Robots. I say "mostly" because their frontman/hostage, JBOT, is flesh and blood, some of which has been known to spill grotesquely out of his stomach thanks to the cruel hand of his mechanized creations-turned-overlords. If you didn't know any better, you could swear that C!BR's deranged racket is actually the work of a singularly talented musician/tinkerer who programmed some complex machinery to play guitar, horns and percussion for the purpose of reproducing classic rock standards and concocting his own comedic originals. But we know the horrible truth: it's the first stage of a terrifying uprising that makes Skynet look as innocuous as the Rock-afire Explosion. At least your puny, mortal demise will be nice and loud. (Photo by Snapcult)
Sat., April 27, 9 p.m., 2013

 
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