If you don’t have a TV, you may not know the music of the Crystal Method, an electronic music duo that has gained most of its recognition through aggressive licensing of its music to TV shows, video games, and the like. On November 3, the boys bust through the boob-tube and onto the stage of the Wilma for a live gig. Here’s the press release, straight from the source…
The Crystal Method
The Crystal Method is an American electronic music duo that was created in Los Angeles, California by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland both born in Las Vegas and the duo formed in the early 1990s. The Crystal Method’s music has appeared in numerous TV shows, films, video games, and advertisements. Their best-selling album, Vegas, was certified platinum in 2007.
Kirkland was born when his mother was only fifteen. He grew up listening to his mother’s music—disco—and his father’s music—rock. When he had grown a little older, he began listening to Heavy metal, as well as bands like Depeche Mode. Ken Jordan also grew up listening to classic rock and ’80s electronic as well. Following the release of Legion of Boom, The Crystal Method began construction of a new, full-sized recording studio in Los Angeles—Crystalwerks. When it was finished, they began work on their next album, Divided by Night.
On April 14, 2009, The Crystal Method released the digital single “Drown in the Now”. A second single, “Black Rainbows”, was released via Beatport two weeks later.
The Divided by Night tour started in Boston on May 6, and the album was released the following week. It peaked at number 38 on the Billboard 200, number two on the Top Electronic Albums chart, and number four on the Top Independent Albums chart, The album features guest artists including Peter Hook (of New Order), Matisyahu, Justin Warfield, Emily Haines (of Metric), and Jason Lytle.
X Games 3D: The Movie, released in August 2009, included a number of Crystal Method songs and remixes, including “Drown in the Now” and “Now Is the Time”. Catch this duo live at the Wilma Theatre on the 13th of November!
Wednesday, November 13, 2010
Doors – 7:30 pm Show – 8:30 pm
Tickets On Sale Friday, August 27 @ 10am
Tickets: $20.00 General Admission
Tickets are available at Rockin’ Rudy’s, by calling 877-4-FLY-TIX,
Online at www.Ticketfly.com or www.KnittingFactory.com.
Produced By Knitting Factory Presents – www.KnittingFactory.com
General Admission, All Ages, Full Bar w/ ID