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Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Siren Fest 2010 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Cymbals Eat Guitars

Hey New York,
We regrettably have to cancel our performance at Irving Plaza tonight. Obviously this is a huge disappointment, but we've had a family medical emergency and family comes first. The Thermals show goes on as planned with Twin Shadow filling in for us. Thanks for understanding.
Love,
CEG
You can grab tickets to tonight's Thermals, Twin Shadow, So Cow show at Irving Plaza for 2 for 1 at Live Nation (Password: FuckinA). You can also probably get tickets at the door, but the discount won't apply there.

Cymbals Eat Guitars have been on tour with The Thermals this entire month, and they will continue on tour with them Thurday in Boston. Hopefully all is well with them, or maybe they just needed a night off while the tour was visiting their hometown.

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Comments (30)

maybe they just needed a night off? did BV even read the note from CEG that is posted in this same message?!?!

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 2:26 PM

I'm a drummer... And my cymbals prefer to eat hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 2:32 PM

that guy looks like he just came in his pants.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 2:36 PM

That must be his "O" face.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 2:43 PM

"did BV even read the note from CEG that is posted in this same message?!?!"

BV is allowed to be jokingly cynical that coincidentally they are having an "emergency" on the same and only NYC date on a month-long tour,

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 3:01 PM

no need for wit or puns.
these guys suck shit. plain and simple.
fuck em.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 3:17 PM

If BV made a habit of being "jokingly cynical," I might cut you some slack. But there's rarely (in fact, never) the tone around here. Since when do you attack a band's professionalism and ethics?

Posted by Jim Testa | October 13, 2010 3:53 PM

"Since when do you attack a band's professionalism and ethics?"

Maybe it's just me, but I don't read any "attacks" here.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 3:57 PM

i think you guys are reading way too into this

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 3:59 PM

Thanks for letting people know about the cancellation and our replacement by the excellent Twin Shadow, but if you honestly suspect that we'd cancel a hometown show, at Irving Plaza no less, because we "just need a night off", you're not just an idiot but a complete classless asshole. The specifics of what has happened are none of your business, but rest assured it was real enough for us to forego a paycheck. We were also supposed to share our gear with So Cow, to whom we deeply apologize for leaving them hanging. The next time you deal with a family crisis thank your lucky stars some jerk isn't going to blog about it and make some snarky, bullshit editorialization that calls your personal ethics into question. Enjoy the Thermals tonight...their new record is totally excellent.
-Matt W, CEG

Posted by Matt Whipple | October 13, 2010 4:32 PM

its really fucking annoying when support bands cancel, sometimes all you wanted to see was the support band so you are stuck with tickets for some awful headliner.
Really bands should consider they can seriously piss off people who will possibly be buying their next record.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 4:35 PM

seems like if there was nothing shady about the cancellation this wouldn't even be an issue...

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 4:38 PM

Mr. Whipple,

Read this again:

"Maybe they just needed a night off while the tour was visiting their hometown."

Is the sarcasm really so elusive? What band would cancel a hometown show because they need "a night off?" It's absurd that a band wouldn't play a homecoming show on a one-month tour unless there was something seriously wrong. BV's sarcasm (probably anticipating assumptions to be made by his own commenters) was phrased and delivered awkwardly, but it wasn't libel. Lighten up, everybody.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 4:46 PM

Not sure whether what's worse, the photo or the comment thread.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 5:43 PM

Matt W should be grateful that this blog covers his band in the first place. Why are you reading comment boards - don't you have an emergency to attend to??

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 5:44 PM

Damn straight 5:44. Couldn't have said it better myself.

Talentless bands like CEG should thank their lucky stars that blogs like BV give them the ability to make any money at all. All I can say is I'm glad I get to see Twin Shadows and not the shitty CEG.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 5:49 PM

it is kind of funny that CEG would spend time reading blogs about themselves to make sure no one is accusing them of canceling for no good reason.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 5:54 PM

ok If the guy from CEG who posted is the guy in the picture wow you are lame - the picture speaks for itself and i'd prob never play music again if I were him

also CEG have cancelled shows this way in the past

IN NEW YORK last year which is why i thought it was funny - also

Posted by yoda | October 13, 2010 6:54 PM

nevermind im so depressed by that picture i have nothing more to say

Posted by yoda | October 13, 2010 6:56 PM

everyone is retarded

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 7:18 PM

7:18 is the most retarded...

But honestly, those guys wouldn't want to cancel a show. At the very least a Bowery show brings in some decent money, so whatever assumptions are made, an emergency is probably understandable...
I am in a band too and we once had to cancel a show because our food processor was malfunctioning and we panicked!

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 8:50 PM

There is no way that post could really be from the CEG guy could it? Whatever your emergency was, obviously did not stop you from your daily fix of blog reading.

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 10:12 PM

Did anyone stop to think that maybe the emergency only affected one person in the band, therefore enabling the rest to get their fix?

Posted by Anonymous | October 13, 2010 11:31 PM

Yo, Matt W. Its not 2009 any more. CEG fell off Pitchfork's radar this year. Calling brooklynvegan, the only blog that even covers you anymore, "not just an idiot but a complete classless asshole" is pretty much a career ending move.
Hopefully, your family crisis has been resolved. Next up is the "band crisis".

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 12:33 AM

"There is no way that post could really be from the CEG guy could it? Whatever your emergency was, obviously did not stop you from your daily fix of blog reading."

it could have been someone else in the band who had the crisis.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 1:17 AM

"its really fucking annoying when support bands cancel, sometimes all you wanted to see was the support band "

I woud never buy tickets to see an opening band with a crappy headliner (short set), but I do agree with your sentiment.

I remember one time I was excited to see Rye Coalition (back when they were a great band, not the crappy AC/DC cover band they are nowadays) open up for Mission of Burma, only to have them cancel and have the crappy Roger Sisters fill in. That band sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 9:47 AM

yeah, pitchfork doesn't care about you anymore, so neither do we... right guys?

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 12:14 PM

LOL @ 12:33, especially the idea that a BV comment could be a "career ending move" for a band. CEG fucking rules, see you when the new record explodes.

Matt, don't feed the trolls.

Posted by Anonymous | October 14, 2010 3:30 PM

How can you people leave such low, classless comments here? Does it make you feel good to bring down a band dealing with what they described as a family emergency? If you followed their facebook, you would know there are kind and genuine people, and wouldn't lie.

(Also: to BV - why would you post the least flattering picture you can here? Just asking)

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2010 2:22 PM

Iam the reason for cancellation. Emergency quadruple heart bypass surgery.

Posted by terry miller | March 10, 2011 11:26 AM

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