Captured By Robots

Captured By Robots

I'm constantly getting captured by shit because of these chains," says 29-year-old Jason Vance, who faces a very specific set of problems as the lone human in a band of robots. The San Francisco guitarist/keyboardist started building bionic bandmates out of bike chains and John Deere gearshifts in 1996; then, he claims, "I woke up with a chip in my head." Rechristened JBOT by his robots, Vance (who almost never breaks character) is sometimes "forced" to tour as Captured! By Robots. He perfoms in shackles, fake entrails streaming. "The robots say... more