Posted in music | tour dates on September 19, 2013

by Bill Pearis

Crystal Stilts
photo by Frank Deleon Jones

Crystal Stilts are relative vets on the Brooklyn at this point, having formed 10 years ago -- though they didn't really gain steam till 2007 or so. The band's signature combo of singer Brad Hargett's sleepy delivery and guitarist JB Townsend's reverby riffs is still evident on Nature Noir, the band's third LP which came out this week on Sacred Bones. But they have lightened the mood just a little this time out, letting a few rays of sunshine peak through the gloom. Nature Noir is a pretty apt title, actually. You can stream the whole thing via Spotify or Rdio.

Like they did last night, Crystal Stilts open for Deerhunter tonight (9/19) at Webster Hall which is sold out. If you didn't get tickets to one of these, Crystal Stilts will play on Halloween (10/31) at Bowery Ballroom. No other bands have been announced yet but tickets go on sale Friday (9/20) at noon.

That comes at the end of their October tour which starts just after their dates with Deerhunter. All are listed, along with the video for single "Star Crawl," below.

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Crystal Stilts - 2013 Tour Dates
Sept 20 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer *
Sept 21 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club *
Sept 22 Chapel Hill, NC - Cat's Cradle *
Oct 07 Albany, NY - Valentines
Oct 08 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 09 Detroit, MI - Garden Bowl
Oct 10 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Oct 15 Seattle, WA - Barboza
Oct 16 Vancouver, BC - Electric Owl
Oct 17 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Oct 18 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
Oct 20 Los Angeles, CA - Part Time Punks
Oct 21 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
Oct 24 Austin, TX - Red 7
Oct 25 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Oct 26 Oxford, MS - Lamar Lounge
Oct 27 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree
Oct 28 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
Oct 29 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Oct 30 Washington, DC - Black Cat
Oct 31 NYC - Bowery Ballroom

* w/ Deerhunter

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Comments (16)

psyched to see these guys tonight. it's been years.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2013 5:37 PM

set times for show tonight?

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2013 5:51 PM

assuming 7/8/9

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2013 5:51 PM

Mercury just said it's 7/7:45/8:45

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2013 5:53 PM

last night was 7:45/8:45/10

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2013 6:03 PM

6:03 again here... to be honest, i missed the start of the show so the first band might have gone on at 8. but CS was def 8:45 and Deerhunter was 10

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2013 6:04 PM

anyone have an extra? i'm in need!

Posted by hazel st. | September 19, 2013 6:21 PM

I really do hope they're sounding less and less contrived as they get older. When they started, they used to just be ripping off parts of every fucking hipster rock band since the '60s.

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2013 6:32 PM

"anyone have an extra? i'm in need!"

In need of a brain apparently. Tons of cheap tickets are around. Look on CL. Go outside the venue tonight. There were lots of people selling extras on the cheap in front of Webster Hall

Get a fucking clue

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2013 6:52 PM

^ u mad, bro?

Posted by Anonymous | September 19, 2013 7:27 PM

I'm quite satisfied with the music scene in NY. I'm very proud to call this city my home

Posted by D | September 19, 2013 7:46 PM

Man carries his dead horse across the road to trade for water. Has no recollection of the annual jigs

Posted by pp | September 19, 2013 10:13 PM

Halloween show is with Excepter

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 2:37 AM

Does Brad Hargett want to be Lou Reed or Jim Morrison? Maybe Ian Curtis.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 11:26 AM

this band is really boring and not all that talented.

Posted by Anonymous | September 20, 2013 4:29 PM

I just woke up in some seaside town... Perfect

Posted by Angeline | October 15, 2013 9:03 AM

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