confirmed: Tue 10 mar 2009 live: CRYSTAL STILTS (USA)!!!

No, they don’t blast terrorizing 8-bit electro-clash beats while screaming nonsensically — that’d be Crystal Castles. And their drummer doesn’t go by the nom de plume “Sexual Chocolate” — think Crystal Antlers. Instead, Brooklyn, NY’s Crystal Stilts marry the garage-rock and alt-pop aesthetic of New Zealand’s late and eternally unappreciated the Chills with the gloriously gloomy moan of Joy Division’s Ian Curtis in a sound both lo-fi obsessives and file-sharing fetishists can attend. The group’s debut full-lentgh, Alight of Night (out Oct. 28), is lined with tunes that shine and glimmer (”Shattered Shine,” “Prismatic Room”), even as other tracks stare menacingly into the darkness (”The Dazzled,” “The Sinking”).

Crystal Stilts were founded in New York in 2003 by Brad Hargett and JB Townshend. Soon the band — still just a duo — recorded their debut single, “Shattered Shine,” with Sean Mafucci (Gang Gang Dance, Kid Congo Powers) and then toured with numerous acts, from Blood on the Wall to the now defunct Brit rockers the Long Blondes. Over the past two years, Hargett and Townshend added Kyle Forrester on keyboards and Andy Adler on bass, while writing Alight of Night, which is Crystal Stilts’ second release of this year — following a self-titled EP — and the band’s first with former Vivian Girls drummer, Frankie Rose.

Crystal Stilts’ relation to New Zealand indie rock doesn’t stop at their sonic influences: The band received the blessing of Hamish Kilgour, frontman of seminal NZ noise-pop outfit the Clean, at their very first show. SPIN

confirmed: tue 17 feb 8pm RIGHT TURN LEFT (UK)

“Instantly catchy indie sounds to groove endlessly to”
– NME (See pretty haircuts for boys)

“outrageously hook laden, tight-as-a-bolt, charismatic and literate three minute indie-pop songs”
– Laissez Faire Club

“i like this song i would total screw some hot blond to this track if i could get 1 but eating a tub of rockie road top with m&ms is just as good…in closing i think this is a hit and my fat ass is hungry – 10/10″
– Slicethepie user’s review of Sloe Gin

“Throw a disco sized ball of beats over impossibly tight guitar interplay – If Bloc Party dropped MDMA, maybe.”


-cutandpasteandtwist.com

confirmed: 9 feb 09 HANDSOME FURS (CAN)

Dark and minimal while noisy and earnest, the point of this ex- “Wolf Parade” duo was to be as sparse and repetitive as possible with the help of little more than vocals, guitars, and a drum machine. Disenchanted vocals thinly resonate while cloaked in a frenzied undertone of fear and uncertainty, all punctuated by bare drum machine beats. Their debut is a record of melancholic tendency and heartfelt desire; a stripped down symphony relegated between city and country, and made for ears of either side.

 

Band/Djs

Bands/djs

in the past:

A MATTER OF CIVILIZATION/CLUB NME dj-set (UK)

A MINUS (F)

A.J. HOLMES (UK)

ABDOUJAPAROV/of-CARTER USM (UK)

ALELA DIANE (USA)

AN EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN THE AIR PUMP (UK)

ANGUS & JULIA STONE (AUS)

ANIA ET LE PROGRAMMEUR (F)

ANTELOPE (USA)

ASPEN WOODS (UK)

BABYSHAMBLES dj-set (UK)

BADDIES (UK)

BALLBOY (UK)

BLIND TERRY (SWE)

BLOC PARTY dj-set (UK)

BLOOD RED SHOES (UK)

BORN RUFFIANS (CAN)

BOY OMEGA (SWE)

BOYS OF BRAZIL (UK)

BRONTHOSAURUS CHORUS (UK)

C.L.A.W.S. (USA)

CÂLIN (F)

CASIOKIDS (NOR)

CATS ON FIRE (FIN)

CHAIRLIFT (USA)

CHARLOTTEFIELD (UK)

CHROME HOOF (UK)

CLIENT dj-set (UK)

CRYSTAL STILTS (USA)

DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIOUS PIP (UK)

DENT MAY (USA)

DESASTERRADIO (NZ)

DIRTY FUZZ (UK)

DJ JEFF AUTOMATIC/CLUB NME (UK)

DJ MIKEY FOUR/CLUB NME (UK)

DOG DAY (CAN)

ED HARCOURT (UK)

EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS (USA)

EIGHT LEGS (UK)

ELKS (UK)

EXTRA LIFE (UK)

FIGURINES (DK)

FOALS dj-set (UK)

FRIENDLY FIRES (UK)

FROG EYES (CAN)

GALCHEN (UK)

GENE SERENE (UK)

GO FASTER (UK)

GOBSAUSAGE (UK)

GRAHAM DAY/ex-THE PRISONERS (UK)

GRAND POCKET ORCHESTRA (IRL)

HANDSOME FURS (CAN)

HAWKSLEY WORKMAN (CAN)

HELEN K (UK)

HUSH PUPPIES (F)

I HEART SHARKS (UK)

IGLU & HARTLY (USA)

JEREMY JAY (USA)

JESSE EVANS & TOBI DAMMIT (USA)

JOANNE POBERTSON (UK)

JOSE GONZALES (SWE)

JUNIUS (USA)

KAKI KING (USA)

KID 606 (USA)

KING OF SPAIN (UK)

KINGSIZE (UK)

KLAXONS dj-set (UK)

KRISTOFFER RAGNSTAM (SWE)

KYTE (UK)

LABRADOR (DK)

LACROSSE (SWE)

LAZER CRYSTAL (USA)

LEADERS OFF (SWE)

LICHTENSTEIN (SWE)

LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION (UK)

LO-FI-FNK d-set (SWE)

LR ROCKETS (UK)

MAD KATE (D)

MAHJONGG (USA)

MAI (F)

MARISSA NADLER (USA)

MARSEILLE FIGS (UK)

MARVIN (F)

MARY & THE BABY CHEESES (IS)

MAX TUNDRA (UK)

MICHAEL KNIGHT (IRL)

MONEYBROTHER (SWE)

MOSSYROCK (USA)

MOUNT SIMS (CAN)

MYRIAD CREATURS (UK)

NAG NAG NAG dj-set (UK)

NAIVE NEW BEATERS (F)

NEMO (UK)

NEILS CHILDREN (UK)

NEIMO (F)

NO NEBRASKA (F)

NOISETTES (UK)

NOM DE GUERRE (SWE)

OBI BLANCHE (FIN)

OH NO! OH MY! (USA)

OPERATOR PLEASE (AUS)

OVER THE ATLANTIC (NZ)

PELLE CARLBERG (SWE)

PIROTH (SWE)

PONI HOAX (F)

RA RA RIOT (USA)

RIVAL CONSOLES (UK)

ROBOTS IN DISGUISE dj-set (UK)

SAID THE SHARK (DK)

SARAH MAGUIRE (UK)

SCANNERS (UK)

SCARLET`S WELL/ex-THE MONOCHROME SET (UK)

SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS (USA)

SECRET SHINE (UK)

S-EXPRESS dj-set (UK)

SHIT DISCO dj-set (UK)

SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK dj-set (UK)

SONIC BOOM/ex-SPACEMEN 3 (UK)

SPECTRUM (UK)

STEREOLAB dj-set (UK)

STUCK IN THE SOUND (F)

SUBLIMINAL GIRLS (UK)

SURPLUS PEOPLE (SWE)

THE BANK HOLIDAYS (AUS)

THE BATS (NZ)

THE BRUNETTES (NZ)

THE CANDY TWINS (UK)

THE CHAP (UK)

THE CHAPMAN FAMILY (UK)

THE CHECKS (NZ)

THE DELANIES (UK)

THE DISCIPLINES (SWE)

THE ELEPHANTS (DK)

THE HORRORS dj-set (UK)

THE ILLUMINATIONS (USA)

THE INDELICATES (UK)

THE LADYBUG TRANSISTOR (USA)

THE LEFT OUTSIDES (UK)

THE LOVEKEVINS (SWE)

THE LUCKSMITHS (AUS)

THE MARY ONETTES (SWE)

THE MICHELLES (UK)

THE MOI NON PLUS (CAN)

THE NEUTRINOS (UK)

THE NEW WINE (UK)

THE PRECIOUS MINGS (UK)

THE RAKES dj-set (UK)

THE ROCKS (UK)

THE SAILPLANES (UK)

THE STILLS (CAN)

THE SUGARS (UK)

THE TREMONDS (UK)

THE VIOLETS (UK)

THE VIRGINS (USA)

THEORETICAL GIRL (UK)

THROW ME THE STATUE (USA)

TITUS ANDRONICUS (USA)

TOWERS OF LONDON (UK)

TU SERAS TERRIBLEMENT GENTILLE (F)

ULRICH SCHNAUSS (UK)

WENDY JAMES/ex-TRANSVISION VAMP (UK)

WHITE WILLIAMS (USA)

WINDERMERE (DK)

WINDMILL (UK)

WINTERKIDS (UK)

WINTERSLEEP (CAN)

YOU SAY PARTY! WE SAY DIE! (CAN)

YOUNGHEARTS (UK)

confirmed: thu 19 feb 2009 live: MAX TUNDRA (Domino Records,UK)

“Revels in sweet, fractured pop excess of a kind Saint Etienne and Stereolab stopped striving for years ago. Impossible to sleep through, talk over or ignore.” – The Wire

“A shot in the arm and a slap round the head.” – NME

“An album which has more ideas per minute than most of his contemporaries can manage over the course of a career.” – BBC Ah, you should check

Program

Tue 2 Feb 20:00
LOCAL NATIVES (USA)

Wed 3 Feb 23:00
CLUB WARSAW – Wave 80s Indie Party

Thu 4 Feb 21:00
PUBLICIST (USA)

Fri 5 Feb 23:00
EIGHT LEGS (UK) dj set!!!
DEATH BY POP Indierock Electroclash Party

Sat 6 Feb 22:00
THE FINE ARTS SHOWCASE (SWE) aftershow: Karreraklub indiepop disco

Tue 9 Feb 20:00
DELPHIC (UK)

Wed 10 Feb 21:00
JAPANDROIDS (CAN)

Wed 10 Feb 23:00
CLUB WARSAW – Wave 80s Indie Party

Fri 12 Feb 23:00
DEATH BY POP Indierock Electroclash Party

Sat 13 Feb 22:00
ATARI DISCO Indie Pop, Trash Hits, Electro Punk, Balkan Rock Party!!!

Tue 16 Feb 21:00
ELECTRIC KEZY MEZY (D) Lucky Fish (D)

Wed 17 Feb 23:00
CLUB WARSAW – Wave 80s Indie Party

Fri 19 Feb 20:00
EPIC 45 (UK)
pre- & aftershow: ” Lets Kiss And Make Up” djs (Shoegaze, c-86, Indiepop)

Fri 19 Feb 23:00
DEATH BY POP Indierock Electroclash Party
THE PADDINGTONS (UK) dj set + Dj BOIUX (Amy Winehouse-partner at “Snakehips” party, UK)!!!

Sat 20 Feb 22:00
COFFY – 60s Soul Beat Party

Wed 24 Feb 20:00 ” Lets Kiss And Make Up”
THE RULING CLASS (UK) + Burning Hearts (FIN) + Der Elegante Rest (D)
pre- & aftershow: ” Lets Kiss And Make Up” djs (Shoegaze, c-86, Indiepop)

Wed 24 Feb 23:00
CLUB WARSAW – Wave 80s Indie Party

Fri 26 Feb 23:00
DEATH BY POP Indierock Electroclash Party

Sat 27 Feb 23:00 “indie pop circus”
SPOTLIGHT KID (UK) THE SUBWAYS (UK) dj set

Tue 2 Mar 20:00
THE RUMBLE STRIPS (UK)

Thu 4 Mar 20:00
DIE AERONAUTEN (SUI) Chuckamuck (D) dj Martin Petersdorf (Radio EINS)

Sat 6 Mar 22:00
LOST.MINDS (D)
aftershow: Karreraklub indiepop disco

Sun 7 Mar 20:00
KEVIN DEVINE & BAND (USA)

Mon 8 Mar 20:00
THE ANTLERS (USA)

Fri 12 Mar 20:00
RED DRAPES (UK)

Thu 18 Mar 20:00 “Lofi Lounge”
SCHNEIDER TM (D) + The Innits (D) + Dj Surprize

Sun 21 Mar 20:00
DAG FÖR DAG (SWE)

Sat 27 Mar 22:00
WHITE LIES dj set (UK) tickets: www.Ticketmaster.de

Thu 1 Apr 20:00 MMprod presents: “Beatiful Inferno” Ciphra Records-party
THE MOUSTACHE (D) LA SUITE BIZARRE (D) AUDIO SPAIN (SPA) JEMEK JEMOVIT (D)

Fri 2 Apr 20:00 “Les femmes s’en mêlent”
LISA PAPINEAU (voice of AIR and M83!, F) + LONELADY (warp, UK)

Sun 4 Apr 22:00
CHIKINKI (UK) dj set, I HEART SHARKS (UK,D) USE YOUR FUCKING HEADPHONES (D) tickets: 5 euro

Wed 7 Apr 20:00
THE BLUE VAN (DK)

Tue 13 Apr 20:00
EAGLE SEAGULL (USA) rescheduled!!!

Thu 15 Apr 20:00
EIGHT LEGS (UK)

Fri 16 Apr 20:00 “Les femmes s’en mêlent”
SIDNEY WAISER (USA) THE RODEO (F) Haruko (D)

Tue 27 Apr 20:00
THE FEATURES (USA)

Wed 5 May 20:00
TRANS AM (Thrill Jockey, USA) + LAZER CRYSTAL (Thrill Jockey, USA)

Mon 10 May 20:00
A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW (USA)

Tue 18 May 20:00
ROCKY VOTOLATO (USA)

Thu 20 May 20:00
THE GO FIND (B)

Thu 3 June 20:00
THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB (UK) + Das Wanderlust (UK)

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