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- Posted on Jun 22nd 2009 1:15PM by Mike Ayers
The first reports of the incident came from the Twitter feed of electropop artist Little Boots, who was also playing the festival. "Woah just watched crystal castles at sonar, sound was awful throughout kept cutting out so at te [sic] end alice started trashing the stage," she posted. "Then the sound guy tried to rugby tackle her so ethan jumped out and punched him! Massive!" She followed it up later with another Tweet that read "Ok just spoke to alice apparently it was her who socked him one ha ha."
Crystal Castles temperament hasn't always been such a thing of positivity when it comes to a venue's sound quality. Back in April, the duo was scheduled to play the Granada Theater in Dallas, when they abruptly canceled "as the venue was unable to deliver the audio production required for a CC show." They also accused their opening band Vega of stealing an effects pedal from them at a gig the previous night, which prompted not only Vega's firing from their opening slot, but also a good ol' fashion Internet blame game between the bands and the venue's owner.
So, a few lessons we're now learning: when booking Crystal Castles, make sure you have the highest grade audio capabilities that will deliver the resolution that an act needs to deliver glitchy, 8-bit style electo-punk. Also, when having a bass drum thrown at you, the best thing is to take a cue from the era they riff off: jump over it like Donkey Kong and you'll be fine. Check out the video below.