Houston Music

Wrestlers Grooving Hard After Lollapalooza Gig

At 21, Houston native Aidan Kennedy released 100% Panther on Paris's Plik & Plok Records under the alias Bagheera, an homage to the panther from The Jungle Book. He eventually changed his moniker to Wrestlers after learning of another group with the same name.

Evidently there are a lot of Rudyard Kipling fans out there.

Since the release of 100% Panther, Kennedy has partnered with childhood friend David Elkin to complete the self-proclaimed "funky electro-dance duo" our fair city now calls its own. Fresh off an appearance at Lollapalooza and following a bit of Buzzfeed fame for their video "Say Anything," Wrestlers are back in Houston with no intention of slowing down.

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Matt is a regular contributor to the Houston Press’ music section. He graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in print journalism and global business. Matt first began writing for the Press as an intern, having accidentally sent his resume to the publication's music editor instead of the news chief. After half a decade of attending concerts and interviewing musicians, he has credited this fortuitous mistake to divine intervention.
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