Posted in music | pictures on January 2, 2009

photos by Ryan Muir

Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles made three two NYC appearances on New Years Eve. The first two were shows at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, and third was an even later DJ gig they were supposed to DJ at Supreme Trading later on, but reportedly didn't show up (see comments). More pictures from the second show at MHOW, and some video, below...

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Comments (68)

she has so much energy. I wonder how she does it?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:07 PM

it amazes me that people like this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:07 PM

i love this shit...

and i fckin love the first comment.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:15 PM

i agree. i can't imagine how anyone enjoys music like this

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:15 PM

Where was Bentley Bear?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:16 PM

i believe coke may translate to energy...just a thought.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:23 PM

Thats weird, I couldnt get a jack and coke at the bar- they were pretty adamantly serving pepsi

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:27 PM

real cool how they played for two minutes.

Posted by eric | January 2, 2009 2:27 PM

wheres the My Morning Jacket pictures???

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:30 PM

Dope!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:31 PM

She drinks a lot of Sparks!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:34 PM

No midnight countdown at the early show. OMG I totes heart NYE shows with no countdown at midnight!!!! especially when it is followed by a 50 minute set filled with sound problems!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:35 PM

I like those green fingerless gloves.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:36 PM

Alice Glass stole my coat and my NYE countdown

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:42 PM

ALISS IS GAWD

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:43 PM

what time did frogger go on?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:48 PM

2:30 you dont need pics. just refer to the bon jovi set from July- that'll do.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 2:58 PM

crystal castles are clearly better musicians than MMJ and have a more sophisticated and thoughtful fan base. duh. but MMJ fans typically have better beards. so it evens out in the end.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:01 PM

ryan muir's not that great. hahaha. ;)

Posted by gabi porter | January 2, 2009 3:02 PM

I can't believe you posted that youtube video. It doesn't really capture anything except a lot of screaming.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:09 PM

3:09- were you at the show, or just pretended to be?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:15 PM

"this video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Future Primitive Mgmt"

Posted by oh the irony | January 2, 2009 3:15 PM

CC's sentimental and sappy lyrics are just what I needed at 12:03am-12:53am; When I looked around at all the E heads slobbering and groping each other. This truly illustrated their most notable line:

Robot grunts have bled each other
They wanna play with my placenta

Damn its gonna be a great 2009.

Posted by caniplaywithyourpantyline | January 2, 2009 3:17 PM

Stove burns on my hands
Show them to my friends
Make you participate
Eyes roll back around
When skulls hit the ground
Visions of the hosier

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:21 PM

told you bro, CC will fuck you up. Try to find out who future primitive management is and you will get nowhere, they fucked up my youtube account after the studio b gig last year.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:23 PM

CC should team up with Unicorn Dream Attack one of these days. That would be bitty.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:35 PM

they didn't show up to DJ at supreme trading. just saying.

Posted by THE CULTURE OF ME | January 2, 2009 3:39 PM

Nice strobe work, Ryan!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 3:58 PM

I can't figure out who Future Primitive MGMT are, but I found this nude pic of Alice while looking:
http://altporn.net/wp-content/uploads/g05.jpg

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:05 PM

3:15 - I wasn't at show or pretending to be. - I like the album - just didn't think that youtube video showed anything.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:26 PM

Christ, just what this blog needed, more pics of this fidget

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:42 PM

she is fucking cute. she looks like rachel mcadams.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 4:50 PM

she looks like an abused and confused 12 year old

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 5:05 PM

I want to have sex on her!

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 5:06 PM

crystal castles not show up for their DJ set? SHOCKING

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 7:01 PM

what time did Donkey Kong Jr. go on?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 7:38 PM

mini bosses > cc

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 8:14 PM

seriously though, frogger was a wicked awesome game. and that was by the best comment so far on this page (sorry DK jr.)

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 8:20 PM

have they not shown up for things before? i mean, i wouldn't have agreed to do it in the first place after two straight shows.alice glass is amazing, and so is the crystal castles album.

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2009 8:25 PM

Seriously, best show ever.

Posted by Dan | January 2, 2009 9:00 PM

seriously, mad cute. abuse and confused 12 year is my thang. but seriously, mad cute. and nintendo references are so LOL.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 1:30 AM

this band is the definition of hipster garbage. high hat drum beats and shitty electro garbage. NO talent. if i meet someone who likes this band i usually dont want to be friends with them.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 1:44 AM

high hat drum beats....LOL :)

as long as you usually don't want to be friends with me, that's usually great with me!

Posted by Lori | January 3, 2009 2:09 AM

oh lori, you know what hes referring to. the omnipresent regurgitated disco beat in every shit hipster band. so suck on simian's teet why dont you, if thats even a real person. its probably a computer, wearing ray bans and a v-neck.

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 3:23 AM

This band is better than hipster shit. I thought it was shit upon first listen too but after a second listen I was hooked. It's very sad and desperate music that does not rely on any beat. Listen to the acoustic covers of Crimewave.

Posted by My Two Cents | January 3, 2009 3:45 AM

No midnight countdown at the early show. OMG I totes heart NYE shows with no countdown at midnight!!!! especially when it is followed by a 50 minute set filled with sound problems!!!!!

^^
They always have sound problems. Never fails...

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 1:54 PM

crystal castles are clearly better musicians than MMJ and have a more sophisticated and thoughtful fan base. duh. but MMJ fans typically have better beards. so it evens out in the end.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 1:56 PM

amazing

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2009 2:53 PM

LLLAAAAAAAMMMMEEEEEEE!!!!!

And people wonder why nobody in the UK, let alone the rest of the world, takes any musicians from the US or Canada serious. LOL

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 1:51 AM

You guys are great, heres to an awesome 2011 of nothing but amazing comments and tools like me commenting on their greatness. BROOKLYNVEGAN 0*!

Posted by sloweducation | January 4, 2009 2:08 AM

LLLAAAAAAAMMMMEEEEEEE!!!!!

And people wonder why nobody in the UK, let alone the rest of the world, takes any musicians from the US or Canada serious. LOL
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Thats funny considering all the hipster garb that comes out of the UK and Europe.
Klaxons anyone? Simian Mobile Disco? JUSTICE? yeah, i thought so..

Posted by Dumbass | January 4, 2009 10:53 PM

The first Bloc Party album is the only thing of note that has come out of the UK in ages.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2009 11:13 PM

yea man radiohead aren't notable or anything

idiot

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 7:32 AM

Radiohead, that's one. Granted, they've been a band for over 15 years but whatever. How about some more?

I feel that the UK has been lagging behind for quite some time. The nation seemed to lose its way following the likes of Public Image Ltd and Gang of Four.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 2:03 PM

good things to have come out of england in the past 20 years: the libertines, the stone roses, oasis, primal scream, radiohead, arctic monkeys, late of the pier

and the strokes might not be famous if it wasn't for the UK, they got famous over there before getting big back in the states (despite playing merc lounge for like four years straight).

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 2:14 PM

thats some sexy leggings pantyhose or whatever she has on. she's so cute and adorable.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 2:25 PM

All right. The Libertines were great and all, as were the Stone Roses. I like the Arctic Monkeys too. I don't listen to Primal Scream or Late of the Pier, so I'm not inclined to comment.

But don't you see? While these bands have indeed written good songs, many are just rehashing the same ideas over and over again.

Maybe this isn't the venue to argue about it, but the following comment was absurd.

"And people wonder why nobody in the UK, let alone the rest of the world, takes any musicians from the US or Canada serious. LOL"

North America has been consistently producing the most innovative music worldwide for at least the past decade.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 2:26 PM

I think every band on the Guardian's top 10 this year is American, except Portishead...freekin Limey's...

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 2:28 PM

pure sex energy. she just might be the best performer since Iggy Pop.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 2:36 PM

what time did Q-Bert go on?

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2009 3:00 PM

K A P B A M B I N O RIPOFF

Posted by BILLS BILLY BILL | January 29, 2009 12:08 AM

Kap Bambino Rip? haha.


Anonymous, Avenge my name.

Posted by TETN!S | August 17, 2009 2:52 PM

All right. The Libertines were great and all, as were the Stone Roses. I like the Arctic Monkeys too. I don't listen to Primal Scream or Late of the Pier, so I'm not inclined to comment.

Posted by food dehydrator | February 14, 2011 4:27 PM

You guys are so cool talking about hipster garbage and how much you hate. Don't you realize that Brooklyn vegan is where all of the hipster shit is posted? So why are you on here?

Posted by Buttraper | May 19, 2011 3:06 AM

Wow I can't remember this night at all

Posted by Anonymous | August 5, 2011 12:41 AM

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