2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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The New Regime

Saturday, March 19
10:00PM - 10:40PM


Listen to We Rise, We Fall


Multi-instrumentalist Ilan Rubin is best known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, Angels & Airwaves and a brief stint with Paramore. But it can be argued that his best work happens when this one-man-band is fronting—and backing—The New Regime.

Exhibit B is the name of the New Regime’s new eight-song EP, which Rubin wrote and recorded almost entirely while touring with NIN in 2013-14. Given what his night job was at the time, you might expect the results of his daylighting to sound Trent-influenced. Perhaps you’ll find some of that in there, but you may be more immediately struck by the old-school classicism of Rubin’s approach.

“You have some people thinking, ‘Sure, he’s a really good musician, but can he write songs?’ Then they kind of view the music with this vision of a musician who’s singing. But the foundations of what I love are the Beatles, Queen, Led Zeppelin, the Police — great, great songwriters. My sensib...

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