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Friday, March 18 • 1:30am - 2:30am

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ANR is a two-piece band from Miami, FL comprised of Brian Robertson and Michael John Hancock (MJ). Rising from various gallery and warehouse parties, ANR has become the beacon on the South Florida music and art scene with support slots for Yeasayer, Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance, Neon Indian and No Age under their belts. MJ and Brian met at The Frost School of Music at University Of Miami, by chance, at an audition for the band Empirical Mile. The two bonded over their love of punk, funk, and disco music and began writing and recording for their own side project which would ultimately become ANR. Each member enjoys Giorgio Moroder, Prince, and Parliament Funkadelic equally. Their various influences can be heard in their eclectic sound. What makes ANR's sound so innovative? Soulful vocals, soothing but powerfully emotive…somewhere between Sly Stone and Levon Helm of The Band, the modern instrumental and sonic dynamics of Depeche Mode, and intelligent observational wit and musical exploration in the vein of David Byrne. Imagine Goodie Mob's Soul Food as played by Liars, fronted by Prince. ANR aims for the mind with subversive political dissent and the heart with beautiful, emotional interludes. Their tight live shows are dynamic and spontaneous, and are able to communicate an undeniable chemistry that has taken years to develop.

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ANR is a music-making duo based out of Miami, Florida. The duo consists of Brian Robertson (Keyboards, Vocals) and Michael-John Hancock (Vocals, Drums). The sonic influence of childhood heroes Brian Wilson, Prince, and Keith Emerson as well as the music of the psychedelic warriors... Read More →

Friday March 18, 2011 1:30am - 2:30am CDT
The Ghost Room

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