Posted in dance | music on April 16, 2009

Vega

our deepest apologies to anyone who was expecting (respectively) to enjoy themselves at a dance show last night and instead felt the cold sting of a series of bullshit moves. The situation was unfortunately out of our hands but we greatly appreciate everyone who was looking forward to seeing us and especially to the people at Granada & C3 entertainment who worked with us empathetically amidst the long winded accusations. Though we can't change what CC apparently thinks of us and Granada, we at-least deserve an opportunity to defend our side of the story. Our explanation goes as follows:

Shortly after playing our set in Austin, Crystal Castles asked if they could use our guitar which we gladly agreed too. Shortly after the set the crew packed our gear and helped us load out. An FX pedal they used during their set was packed into our guitar cab (unbeknownst to us). Upon arriving back at my apartment we found it and immediately got ahold of their sound engineer offering to return it promptly. We were told to bring it to Dallas. The next day we arrive at the Granada in Dallas only to be asked to leave the premises by personal request of Crystal Castles via Tom Windish of Windish Agency. We handed the pedal to a sound guy and packed our shit without so much as an explanation for CC Party. Considering we were thrown out of the press pit during the show by their management, accused of mindfully drinking their booze, botching our guest list, and contentiously commenting this to our manager, the fact that they still have the nerve to accuse us of theft is flat out insulting. Do they truly think we'd stupid enough to compromise our reputation as a band, and ruin a rapport with a band we were initially honored to play with for a goofy FX pedal? Treating gigs like these flippantly is just something we don't do. That would be flat out moronic. We still have great admiration for Crystal Castles as artists and in all honesty they seemed very nice in Austin. But the lack of intervention to the arrogance of their management leaves me somewhat disappointed. Granada has already begun working out refunds and compensation. I commend their compassion for the fanbase they've built in Dallas. It's unfortunate that can't be said about the other party involved. I did a radio interview today explaining this shit storm (if things haven't already been made Crystal Clear) (MP3).

-Alan

Read more about the cancelled Crystal Castles show on Gorilla Vs Bear.

Sounds like all "Alan" Palomo aka "VEGA" stole is someone's name.

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Comments (20)

yo save the drama for ya baby mama.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 10:01 AM

who gives a fuck

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 10:09 AM

Let's look at this event as Darwin moving one step closer to weeding out the shitty no-talent musicians like Crystal Castles (who's "music" I wouldn't even download for free because I would hate for their last album to take up even 50 megs on my 500 gig hard drive!!)

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 10:11 AM

I don't care about either one of these bands, but this is entertaining in a banal, mindless manner.

Posted by flowers mcgee | April 16, 2009 10:17 AM

Telepathe sucks too

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 10:23 AM

chevy vega

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 10:24 AM

Suzanne Vega. Amirite?

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | April 16, 2009 10:28 AM

Anonymous | April 16, 2009 10:11 AM

I so agree. Damn.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 10:33 AM

>>We still have great admiration for Crystal Castles as artists


bwwahhahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 10:42 AM

SEGA

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 11:00 AM

breaking news...Crystal Castles names Dramarama as the new support act...

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 11:21 AM

i know the fx pedal vega talking about ..

its the one that makes the bass too loud and the music sound awful live.

h8 yall

Posted by eric | April 16, 2009 11:29 AM

The Hipster Grifter

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 11:33 AM

this is music for people like Chet from the Real World

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 11:33 AM

white people are so lame.

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 12:48 PM

brooklyn vega

Posted by Anonymous | April 16, 2009 1:52 PM

Ditto 11:33...

honestly, this is Z100 music.

i (heart) b.v. ... but

honestly, Z100...come...on

Posted by JK'z for reel | April 16, 2009 3:47 PM

GREAT pun......SHEESH...

Posted by Anonymous | April 17, 2009 3:28 PM

Interview w/ VEGA on the entire Crystal Castles BS

http://www.helloooooo.com/2009/05/06/flight-of-the-conchords-vega-hangover/

Posted by shok | May 6, 2009 1:20 PM

crystal castles fuckin sucks

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 8:09 PM

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