Atari Teenage Riot - Highline Ballroom
431 W. 16th St. - 212-414-5994
Description: In the late '90s, German outfit Atari Teenage Riot (ATR) emerged from the electronica genre to subvert all rules of rock and techno music. The band was originally conceived by Alec Empire, and when Hanin Elias, Nic Endo, and Carl Crack joined him on stage, the mixed-race, mixed-sex image of the band provoked people before they even heard the music. This seminal band was too radical in its views and statements and simply too loud and noisy to fit neatly inside any genre. With Elias screaming about police violence and revolution, ATR opened many doors for female artists to follow.