Time: 60 min.
Style: Punk Krautrock
Zegota formed in Greensboro around brothers Jon and Will Ridenour, respectively the group's guitarist and drummer, bassist Brian (later replaced by Jackie Lee) and singer Eric Moe. Their name comes from Żegota, the codename for The Council to Aid the Jews, which saved the lives of many Europeans during the Holocaust. After releasing their debut LP, Movement in the Music, and touring heavily, Jackie Lee left the group in 2000. He was replaced by Ard, a resident of Holland. Their second record, Namasté, followed shortly thereafter. In 2002, Jon moved to Sweden, giving the group a unique international line-up. Two years later, they released their third LP, Reclaim!, whose sound marked a step away from hardcore punk towards post-hardcore. In 2007, Ard left the group. He currently resides in Amsterdam. Zegota found a new bassist in Mark Dixon