MOVING UNITS USES HOMETOWN ADVANTAGE TO WIN
RED BULL SOUND CLASH LOS ANGELES
Moving Units Edge Out Kid Sister in Interactive and Unique “Musical Conversation” Performance
Los Angeles, CA (December 17, 2009) — Last night at Vanguard Hollywood, Los Angeles band Moving Units took advantage of their local fan base to narrowly defeat Chicago artist Kid Sister. While the event may have culminated with the announcement of a winner, the event was less about who won or lost, and more about two artists taking part in an innovative and interactive musical performance. As hosts Max Lugavere and Jason Silva (hosts and producers of Al Gore’s Emmy Award-winning Current TV) oversaw the “musical conversation” between the two artists, Kid Sister and Moving Units performed various musical tasks, both rehearsed and improvised, showcasing their musical abilities. The 800 fans in attendance were able to officially voice their favorite, as each round was judged by their applause (measured by a decibel meter hung from the ceiling).
The Los Angeles event marked the ninth U.S. Red Bull Sound Clash appearance. The first eight featured the following band pairings: Allison vs. Monte Negro; Nico Vega vs. Crash Kings; The Roots vs. Antibalas; Viva Voce vs. The Builders and the Butchers; Shiny Toy Guns vs. Erykah Badu; Los Amigos Invisibles vs. Plastilina Mosh; The Dirty Heads vs. Dear And the Headlights; and The Foreign Exchange vs. The Love Language. The event has also been an international success, with multiple performances in Japan, Russia, Hungary and the Netherlands.