Saturday, September 17, 2011
Atari Teenage Riot headline at the Royal Resort
The annual Neon Reverb festival spanned five days and a multitude of venues - this post is from the Saturday night shows at the Royal Resort. There was alt country music inside (not listed on the program) plus a stage set up behind the hotel where breakcore artist Otto Von Schirach (aka King of the Bermuda Triangle) kept the crowd intrigued with some speaker humping and electronic sampling.
German digital hardcore band Atari Teenage Riot were the main drawcard of the evening and from the moment they came onstage they didn't let up on the intensity. Their strong stage presence and political message captivated the audience. The only remaining original member of the group, Alec Empire ended the performance by climbing over the security barrier and mixing with the crowd.