Posted in music | tour dates on February 4, 2009

Frankie (Crystal Stilts) mans the drums @ Market Hotel (more by Tim Griffin)
Crystal Stilts

Crystal Stilts, one of the many high-profile "Crystal" bands to pop up in 2008 (see also: Crystal Antlers, Crystal Castles), has drawn comparisons to everyone from The Velvet Underground, Joy Division and The Jesus and Mary Chain to less obvious '60s groups like The Seeds. But by exploring these depths and darkened corners of British Invasion psychedelia and brooding post-punk, the Brooklyn band's debut, Alight of Night, shakes up its predecessors enough to propel itself into newer territory. [NPR]
Currently on a tour of Europe, Crystal Stilts will team up with Women on March 14th to play a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg followed by a short tour together to SXSW in Austin. Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on Am Ex presale today at noon and then regular sale Friday.

Women are also heading to Europe this month, and then also have some North American dates lined up in March and April with their friend, collaborator and prodcuer Chad VanGaalen. All dates and some videos below...

Women live @ Cake Shop (CMJ 2008)

Crystal Stilts - Prismatic Room

Crystal Stilts & Women - 2009 Tour Dates
03.14 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
03.15 - DC9, Washington, DC
03.16 - Al's Bar, Lexington, KY
03.17 - 121 Millsaps, Jackson, MS
03.18 - Rudyard's, Houston, TX
03.19 - Austin, TX (SXSW)

Women - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 13 - Hare and Hounds Birmingham
Feb 14 - Captain's Rest Glasgow
Feb 15 - Brudenell Social Club Leeds
Feb 16 - Night and Day Cafe Manchester
Feb 17 - White Heat Mayfair at Madam Jojo's w/ The Soft Pack London
Feb 18 - Oakford Social Club - Plan B Magazine Show Reading
Feb 19 - De Kreun w/ White Circle Crime Club Kortrijk
Feb 20 - L'Aeronef Lille
Feb 21 - L'Omnibus w/ Magnetic Friends, Crystal Antlers, Handsome Furs, Gang Gang Dance, NLF3 St. Malo
Feb 22 - La Maroquinerie Paris
Feb 23 - Paradiso Amsterdam
Feb 24 - Ruby Tuesday @ Cafe Glocksee Hannover
Feb 26 - Magnet Club Berlin
Feb 27 - NATO w/ Skeleton$ Leipzig
Mar 1 - Teatre lloseta Lloseta - Mallorca
Mar 2 - Centre Cultural Escorxador Elche
Mar 3 - The Lexington w/ Wavves London
Mar 8 - The Aquarium Fargo, North Dakota
Mar 9 - Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mar 10 - Cornell College Mt Vernon, Iowa
Mar 11 - The Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Mar 12 - The Horseshoe Tavern w/ Chad Vangaalen (CMW) Toronto, Ontario
Mar 14 - Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Crystal Stilts Brooklyn, New York
Mar 15 - DC9 w/ Crystal Stilts Washington DC
Mar 16 - Al's Bar w/ Crystal Stilts Lexington, Kentucky
Mar 17 - 121 Millsaps w/ Crystal Stilts Jackson, Mississippi
Mar 18 - Rudyards w/ Crystal Stilts Houston, Texas
SXSW
Mar 22 - Club Dada w/ Abe Vigoda Dallas, Texas
Mar 23 - Opolis w/ Abe Vigoda Norman, Oklahoma
Mar 28 - Spaceland w/ Chad Vangaalen Los Angeles, California
Mar 30 - The Cellar Door w/ Chad Vangaalen Visalia, California
Mar 31 - Bottom of the Hill w/ Chad Vangaalen San Francisco, California
Apr 2 - Holocene w/ Chad Vangaalen Portland, Oregon
Apr 3 - Chop Suey w/ Chad Vangaalen Seattle, Washington
Apr 4 - Sugar w/ Chad Vangaalen Victoria, British Columbia


Crystal Stilts - 2009 Tour Dates
Feb 2 - Beatpol Dresden
Feb 3 - Rhiz Vienna
Feb 4 - Schocken Stuttgart
Feb 6 - Theatre Palace St. Gallen
Feb 7 - la romandie lausanne
Feb 8 - le sonic Lyon
Feb 9 - FNAC (apres midi) Dijon
Feb 9 - flannery's Dijon
Feb 10 - Main d'oevres Paris
Feb 11 - L'Oreille Qui TraƮne Rouen
Feb 12 - new hero Brighton
Feb 13 - Windmill Brixton w/ Lets Wrestle London
Feb 16 - Lexington London
Feb 17 - Buffalo Bar w/ Wetdog Cardiff
Feb 18 - Institute w/ Black Lips Manchester
Feb 19 - Whelans Dublin
Feb 20 - Laverys Bunker Belfast
Feb 21 - captains rest w/ Wetdog Glasgow
Feb 22 - sneaky pete's Edinburgh, Scotland
Feb 24 - Brudenell Social Leeds
Feb 25 - Chameleon Nottingham
Feb 26 - Bardens Boudoir w/ Wavves London
Feb 27 - Db's studio Utrecht
Feb 28 - Molotow Hamburg
Mar 1 - Gleis 22 Munster
Mar 2 - Karlstorbahnhof Heidelburg
Mar 4 - Debaser malmo
Mar 5 - Herrgarn Linkoping
Mar 6 - Revolver Oslo
Mar 7 - Strand Stockholm
Mar 8 - Loppen Copenhagen
Mar 10 - Bang Bang Club Berlin

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Comments (49)

Girls with arm tattoos have filthy pussies. God love 'em.

Posted by Puto DeMayo | February 4, 2009 10:25 AM

the stilts will be HUGE in france.

Posted by big in japan | February 4, 2009 10:46 AM

Frankie is disgusting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 10:51 AM

star tattoos are a most unfortunate sign of a youth spent in emo-land.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 11:30 AM

Two of the best bands making music right now! This show will be sick!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 11:35 AM

scissor tattoo is cool

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 11:36 AM

what the fuck are you saying "Frankie is disgusting"?

that is just vile and rude. Didn't your momma ever teach you any manners?

these are regular people, not celebrities. they get neither the adulation nor the wealth that actual celebrities enjoy in exchange for these downsides of fame that you so clearly personify, 10:51.

Don't treat these band people like they're your punching bags. All they ever did to you was put out a great record or work out a live show that people happen to want to see. They are scarcely deserving of your abuse

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 11:58 AM

11:58 speaks the truth. lay off small time indie rockers. and lets all go back to trashing greedy politicians, ponzi schemers and attention whore celebrities

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 12:11 PM

Sometimes this blog makes me want to go to shows and start punching people in the face.

Posted by Lori | February 4, 2009 12:32 PM

I'd hit the tattoo girl until we were both cross-eyed.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 12:38 PM

It's amazing how many women turn up in bands here on BV, and every one sucks

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 1:37 PM

Put yourself on stage and expect what comments comes - good and bad. Censoring the blogosphere is wack.

That being said...I'D HIT IT!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 1:51 PM

miss frankie is not the greatest drummer that being said the crystal stilts would be better off with out her.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 1:58 PM

anytime there is a woman in one of the bands mentioned on this site, it is certain that 90% off the comments are either- "i'd hit it" or "she's gross/can't play"
women are not objects, nor are they a novelty

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 2:28 PM

nor are they very good musicians either.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 2:43 PM

Wow. who knew sexism existed in the "indieverse"...we are so fucking progressive!

Posted by sloweducation | February 4, 2009 3:00 PM

"women are not objects"

Women can be objects of beauty or ugliness (both inside and out) you pc drone.

There's nothing objectively disparaging in "I'd hit it" to women. If fact, quite the opposite.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 3:03 PM

@ 1:58 - frankie isn't in the band anymore

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 3:04 PM

Really, she's not? What's that ol' scrotum-chined cock goblin up to these days then?

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 3:10 PM

getting kicked out of bands left and right

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 3:16 PM

i don't think she got kicked out of the band -


also - according to blank dogs' myspace - he/they're opening that music hall show. Killer lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 3:19 PM

I heard this rumor before, but according to myspace she's still in the band. if indeed they kicked her out they are gutless.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 3:20 PM

my guess is that 10:51 is one of the vivian girls!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 3:58 PM

"nor are they very good musicians either."

Fuck you. I assume you go around calling other people bigots? Take a look in the fucking mirror.

Posted by Lori | February 4, 2009 4:05 PM

no - if anything anon 11:58 is one of the vivian girls - they hate on haters here all the time

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 4:13 PM

frankie leaves the band after sxsw this is a fact

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 5:03 PM

When you are kicked out of two bands there is usually a pretty good reason, no? Maybe she is extremely difficult to deal with.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 5:09 PM

She's going to Hollywood!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 5:20 PM

its not like she even plays drums on alright Of night, so who cares!

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 5:32 PM

gly etty doesn't hate!

^u ^b

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 5:59 PM

women and men can be viewed as sex objects. And as dictated by cultural norms, women play a passive role in the acquisition of a mate...(What?) this is going nowhere... f*ck it would also "totally hit that shit" the girl that everyone is talking about...we are talking about totally hot chics right?


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http://liberacesequence.blogspot.com

Posted by Liberace Sequence | February 4, 2009 6:09 PM

"Sometimes this blog makes me want to go to shows and start punching people in the face."

You're assuming that the haters who post comments here actually go to shows.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 7:18 PM

"frankie leaves the band after sxsw this is a fact"

not true

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 10:44 PM

i like the crystal stilts they are a good band

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2009 10:57 PM

frankie looks like she did too much cocaine in that pic up there at the top. maybe she needs to lay off the "stuff" and she'll stop getting kicked out of band(s?)

Posted by sloweducation | February 5, 2009 12:17 AM

i want to make sure you guys understand one thing.

i'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 1:27 AM

"...and your dog Toto too!"

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 11:26 AM

Hmm, I thought she was getting kicked out of the band after the Europe tour, not sxsw...

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 6:02 PM

Why would you post one unflattering photo of the only woman in the band you are writing about? To generate more hateful fodder on your childish blog?

Leave Brooklyn's indie non celebrities alone, Perez Hilton.

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2009 8:25 PM

^ That picture is unflattering? She looks great to me!

...chill out, douche.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 4:48 PM

yeah i don't think that's a particularly unflaterring picture

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 5:04 PM

CRYSTAL STILTS ARE AMAZZZZING!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 9:00 PM

Crystal Stilts are fucking awesome and the drummer girl is hottt

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2009 9:10 PM

dear 11:30 AM,
BLACK star tattoos are sign of anarchism.

Posted by Anonymous | February 13, 2009 8:25 PM

Does anyone know who their new all be?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2009 2:13 AM

I wonder who they're gonna get to play drums?

Posted by debarge | March 5, 2009 12:58 PM

I don't know, but i sure hope they get millstein back on the skins! They would be unstoppable with that line-up!

Posted by Tessa | March 10, 2009 7:24 AM

totally surprised by the Floyd influence. dude even sings, "San Tropez!" at least i think that's what he said

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