PURE CHICAGO, Vision & House of Blues Present…
THE CRYSTAL METHOD **LIVE**
Join us at the House of Blues for what will be a truly spectacular event…
…The first LIVE show by The Crystal Method in Chicago in over 10 YEARS!
We’re not talking a DJ set… We’re talking a full-on live productionwith
live performance gear, booming concert sound, and mind-bendinglights and
Those of you that saw that show at House of Blues in 1997 already know
what we’re talking about here…
What can one say about The Crystal Method?
Well, one can definitely say that they were one of the most influential
crossover electronic music acts that help shape and define electronic
music culture as it began to take its form here in US in the late ’90’s…
Anyone who’s ever heard their album “Vegas” can attest to that.
Well, let’s think back to the latter half of 1997… That year, they were
touring in support of their album “Vegas”, and put on one of the most
mind-blowing LIVE shows that people in Chicago had ever seen. The floor at
the House of Blues shook hard that night, and people would talk about that
performance for years to come…
Soon after, The Crystal Method had put out multiple albums, and released a
few DJ mix compilations as well, but had not brought their LIVE show back
RJ Pickens & Tolgar
Purchase Tickets at:
General Admission Tickets: $26
4 Pack of General Admission Tickets: $20
HOUSE OF BLUES
329 N. Dearborn
Proper attire required
For questions & more information contact us at:
630-699-4291 or EVENTS@PURE-CHICAGO. COM
THE CRYSTAL METHOD BIO:
The Crystal Method is a dance/electronic duo comprising Ken Jordan and
Scott Kirkland. Formed in 1993, Crystal Method is the most recent stop in
a string of projects that led them from their native Las Vegas (and some
forgettable four-track stabs at vocal house music), to the early-’90s L.A.
rave scene. Drawn in by its youthful idealism, Jordan and Kirkland became
absorbed by L.A.’s underground club culture and began knocking out tracks
inspired by their experiences. On the strength of one of their demos,
Crystal Method signed to Steve Melrose and Justin King’s City of Angels
imprint in 1994, and their debut single, “Keep Hope Alive,” appeared soon
after. The title was in reference to L.A.’s waning rave scene (burdened by
constant police pressure and a string of random violent incidents) and
became something of an anthem due to the endless barrage of remixes and
alternate versions that appeared. The pair’s demand to be taken seriously
as a band (as opposed to the enforced anonymity of most techno acts, and
something of a new concept for American dance producers) extended to
incessant live performances, and Crystal Method’s increasing popularity
both in the clubs and among radio jocks led to a deal with Geffen
affiliate Outpost Recordings in 1996. The group’s debut LP, Vegas — an
unabashed party record bathed in acid, funk, rock, and big beat hip-hop —
appeared in mid-1997 and sold very well. The follow-up Tweekend was
released four years later, and the duo inaugurated a series of mix albums
(Community Service) in 2002. Third album Legion of Boom followed in 2004.
The strength of their debut single Keep Hope Alive – now one of the
most-remixed dance tracks – saw them signed to Outpost Recordings. Their
debut album Vegas was released in 1997 and achieved significant mainstream
success with its blend of electronic, rock and hip-hop influences. A
re-working of Trip Like I Do featuring rock band Filter appeared on the
soundtrack to the movie Spawn and achieved significant radio airplay.
Their second album, Tweekend, was released in 2001, and featured guest
appearances from guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine,
Audioslave) and singer Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet
Revolver). This was followed in 2002 by a mix CD entitled Community
Service. Their third studio album, Legion of Boom, followed in 2004, and
Community Service II was released in 2005.
The Crystal Method also wrote the score and produced the soundtrack for
the film London. The soundtrack was released in late January of 2006, and
the film is due out in February. And work has begun on a second movie
score, “After” is its current title.
They had 4 songs on the “FIFA ‘98: Road To World Cup” Video Game: More,
Now Is The Time, Keep Hope Alive and Busy Child. In 2002 The Crystal
Method’s single “Name of the Game” was the theme song and featured in the
credits of the hit video game called Splinter Cell. Also, the track “Born
Too Slow” appeared in the demo and full version of the game “Need for
Speed: Underground”. The PSX game Nitrous Oxide (N2O) features the Vegas
album in its entirety as the soundtrack.
In 2008 they teamed up with Nike to release a compilation album, Drive,
featuring a 45 minute seemless mix of some of their most famous songs and
remixes to produce a set with a constant BPM aimed at long distance
runners. Drive also features some new tracks.
The Crystal Method also wrote the theme tune to the Fox tv series Bones
staring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel and its become a big dance
floor hit in the UK.
Their official homepage is http://www.thecrystalmethod.com/ and they’re
blogging at http://www.myspace.com/thecrystalmethod too.