Tag Archives: Tetris

Crystal Castles – (III)

5 Dec

Since Crystal Castles’ proper formation in 2004 they have attracted a lot of attention.  The tongue-twisted Toronto duo of Ethan Kath and Alice Glass burst onto the scene in 2008 with their first self-titled LP which sounded like a panicked Tetris tournament at a rave. Continue reading

Steve Aoki and Datsik at Northern Lights (2/29/2012)

6 Mar

First off, let me say that Northern Lights is and has always been a lackluster venue.  When I was first seeing concerts there almost ten years ago, it was claustrophobic and the acoustics were shitty.  Years later, the venue bought out the neighboring property, broke down a wall and now has twice the original square footage if not more.  The acoustics are still usually shitty.

Secondly, midweek concerts drive me absolutely insane.  It would be one thing if I lived in an actual metropolis, like say, New York City.  Doors open at 9 on a Wednesday night in a satellite suburb of the God-knows-why capital of New York with three acts scheduled?  I’m not happy that I’m a nine-to-fiver already; late, mid-week concerts are like a sack-tap from a chain mail glove.

Finally…February 29th.  That wonderful day afforded to us only once every four years brought garbage weather.  When I was leaving Albany Continue reading