PHOTO BY PAT JOHNSON
Shinobi Ninja is rock band that formed in Brooklyn, New York in 2008. The band is known for high-energy performances and eclectic sound, blending music genres such as hip hop, punk, metal, reggae and rock. They won the Epiphone/Q104FM Battle of the Bands last spring.
· Dave Doobie Aaron (D.A.), aka Duke Sims — vocals
· Alex Confurius, aka Alien Lex — bass guitar
· Markus Hrdina, aka DJ Axis Powers — DJ
· Edara Johnson, aka Baby G — vocals
· Mike Machinist, aka Maniak Mike — guitar
· Dave Machinist, aka Terminator Dave — drums
Dave and Mike Machinist are polar-fraternal twins. Confurius and Aaron are cousins. The band has performed alongside a variety of artists, including Tom Morello, George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic, Robert Glasper & Erykah Badu, Black Sheep, Das EFX, The Black Keys, Das Racist, Azealia Banks, Schoolly D, Slightly Stoopid, Chiddy Bang, Thomas Pridgen, Mike Posner, Angelo Moore, Green Jelly, DJ Skribble, Saigon Kick, Tokyo Police Club, Cage, and Rise Against.The video game NBA 2K12, released 2 years ago, features the Shinobi Ninja song “Rock Hood”.