Robo-France 29 cranking it up

The origin of the band's interesting name comes from the cult favorite Cartoon Network show "Aqua Teen Hunger Force." Schultz said a character on the show was talking about the future of France and how it will be named "Robo-France 29."

"I thought it was a great name for a band," he said. "We were using various monikers each week, so I suggested Robo-France 29 to the band and we rolled with it."

Robo-France 29 is now finishing up a string of spring shows, which will include a gig with Greg Ginn with the band Black Flag in Albany. Ginn was ranked among the top 100 guitarists of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine.

"We played with Greg last year and it was truly an honor to share the bill with a bona-fide rock legend," said Schultz.

The band is also in the process of getting its summer schedule together, which includes wanting to play more shows in Plattsburgh.

"We've only played the Monopole so far, but we're looking to branch out and play other venues in the area," said Schultz.

(Editor's Note: Robo-France 29 will be performing this Friday, April 2, at the Monopole on Protection Avenue, sharing the bill with local favorite Shameless Strangers. The show will begin at 10 p.m. Check out their MySpace page, www.myspace.com/robofrance, for a list of their upcoming shows and keep an eye on the what's happenin' section of the 'burgh!)

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