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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Crypts Kicked Out of EMP

Posted by on Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 1:52 AM

Seattle electro urethra-death trio Crypts were ejected from EMP after their enthralling version of Nevermind’s hidden track “Endless, Nameless" as part of the Nirvana Tribute/Benefit. When Crypts finished their performance, they were told they had to get out. Singer Steve Snere was escorted.

From the beginning, it looked like Snere was having trouble with his mic. He switched mics, then proceeded to mumble-scream, gurgle, disrobe, run, and dive around the stage. A beat sequenced out of a drum machine, and synths were pounded. Snere climbed amps, and he took a diver off the drum throne. He ran off the stage and back on, took his shirt off, and his belt. Then he unbuttoned his pants, stuck his hand inside to his crotch region, and gyrated. He was like a prairie dog that had been instructed by God that it must fuck another prairie dog, or it will be destroyed. Snere was running around looking for that other prairie dog. Bryce Brown and Nick Bartoletti techno headbanged. Someone from the crowd hopped up and wrestled Snere. At some point, Snere smashed a guitar. And threw a mic. (Both the guitar and the mic were owned by Crypts.) Before he walked offstage, Snere yelled, “That’s how Nirvana would have done it, motherfuckers.”

It sounded terrible, but it was also kind of the most awesome thing I’ve seen in a while. It was certainly one of the more entertaining song-events of the evening.

Brown spoke by phone. He said, “Half the people were telling us it was amazing, half were not. Some people called us faggots. I went up to them and asked if they knew Nirvana and what they were about. We wanted to pay homage to Nirvana.”


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nicholaus 1
I don't know about Nirvana, but Steven was certainly channeling his inner Iggy Pop there.

I'm so tired sitting at work right now, but it was so worth it to stay until the end. Great show!
Posted by nicholaus on September 21, 2011 at 7:53 AM · Report this
scary tyler moore 2
oh, you kids...
Posted by scary tyler moore on September 21, 2011 at 8:58 AM · Report this
"Then he unbuttoned his pants, stuck his hand inside to his crotch region, and gyrated."

Typical Kurdt Cobain move.
Posted by Jeff on September 21, 2011 at 9:28 AM · Report this
I think out of all the performances, this is the one Kurt would have liked the most.
Posted by because 90% of the bands that played sucked on September 21, 2011 at 11:45 AM · Report this
DavidG 5
Posted by DavidG on September 21, 2011 at 12:00 PM · Report this
"kind of the most awesome thing I’ve seen in a while." You had me going until that statement. I saw this on the stream last night and it was so SO contrived and stupid looking. So some asswipe smashes his gear and does the lamest jump off an amp EVER and it *impresses* you? It was so fake and contrived. Nirvana was not.
Posted by Portland destroys Seattle on September 21, 2011 at 12:52 PM · Report this
They were a HUGE waste of time. Their setup took forever. The performance was embarassing and they took their sweet time tearing down as well.
Posted by Al on September 21, 2011 at 1:03 PM · Report this

And Portland isn't contrived at all. Right. The dudes in Portland take longer to get ready to go out than the girls. You're done. Next...
Posted by complete whiff on September 21, 2011 at 1:07 PM · Report this
9 if being faggots is a bad thing...THAT'S the part that pisses me off...
Posted by Jack Strubbe on September 21, 2011 at 1:36 PM · Report this
@9 Oh, I could see how that comment could be misinterpreted. That's not what I meant. Nirvana were very anti-homophobia, and I found it sad that was lost on the people yelling that shit at us. Sorry for any offense there.
Posted by Bryce Brown on September 21, 2011 at 1:48 PM · Report this
Posted by hydra on September 21, 2011 at 1:49 PM · Report this
What Nirvana would do? Highly doubtful. Entertaining? Absolutely! Far better than just watching Champagne Champagne forget the fucking lyrics to Drain You!!
Posted by Chrispy321 on September 21, 2011 at 2:54 PM · Report this
they sucked!
Posted by jonathan dishongh on September 21, 2011 at 3:04 PM · Report this
i was there. crypts were bad. it felt like plastic, contrived rebellion. embarrassing. they hurt audience members including a kid like someone else mentioned. i like those dudes normally so i was pretty disappointed.

champagne champagne were too stoned.

cool that a lot of the bands playing had actual connections to nirvana, though some of them aren't good musicians anymore.

highlights: ravenna woods, visqueen, vendetta red, presidents + krist, long winters, shelby earl, tom price. the best was pigeonhed doing heart shaped box. steve fisk is the brian eno of the nw. i liked watching kurt bloch.

livefeed sounded awful... the actual show sounded better.
Posted by ectad on September 21, 2011 at 4:54 PM · Report this

The people yelling 'Faggots' at Crypts were the ones insinuating that being gay is a bad thing.
Posted by hoola on September 21, 2011 at 5:11 PM · Report this
They were terrible... sorry but I've been to many Nirvana shows and most shows for what is now known as "grunge" bands back before that term was used. These kids were terrible, absolutely terrible.

You could even see it in one their member's eyes's he couldn't even watch the lead Dbag dance around, and every time he looked over you could see the panic/cringing in his eyes.

You guys were terrible... saying half the crowd loved it is an exageration of the highest magnitude. I didn't hear a SINGLE effing person who liked your skits. One asked if this reject was trying to channel Morrison, the only response I could come up with was Brokedown morrison maybe.

Spitting on your own bandmate? seriously? I don't remember Kurt ever spitting on his bandmates, and I don't think anyone with the slighest bit of maturity would stand for it.

You guys the worst excuse for a band i've ever come across. I wish you much luck in life, but I have a feeling you'll find a way to screw it up.
Posted by Crypts suck big hairy donkey balls on September 21, 2011 at 5:16 PM · Report this
Brian Cook 17
man, the grumpy dads out there really need to learn how to register.

Crypts rule.
Posted by Brian Cook on September 21, 2011 at 5:33 PM · Report this
Trent Moorman 18
KEXP DJ and Life Guru, Riz Rollins, related a story to me about Kurt Cobain getting kicked out his own CD release party for throwing food.
Posted by Trent Moorman on September 21, 2011 at 6:06 PM · Report this
Trent Moorman 19
Make that "kicked out OF his own cd release party."

Riz's story is going to be on the kexp blog shortly. That's gonna be good.
Posted by Trent Moorman on September 21, 2011 at 6:09 PM · Report this
Kathy Fennessy 20
@18 Dave and Krist got kicked out, too. I was there, as James Murphy would say.
Posted by Kathy Fennessy on September 21, 2011 at 7:00 PM · Report this
lol "that's how nirvana would have done it, motherfuckers"
Posted by cool guy 1 on September 22, 2011 at 12:54 AM · Report this
The Crypts were so fucking awful. I am personally going to heckle them at any future shows they do. They need to quit music and sell drugs. I can't beleive the main guy was doing that shit right in front of those kids. The little girl was stunned. And NO, they are not Rock and Roll. They are pillow biting, Hershey squirting pole smokers that suck balls. You guys are done. I'll make sure of it. Get ready for the heckling.
Posted by Richard Head on September 22, 2011 at 10:18 AM · Report this
Worst performance i've ever seen... half the people like it? not a single person on the far right of the stage enjoyed it.

Go find Champagne Champagne, and end your career's... I didn't think it could get any worse than them, but you guys sure found a way to up the stink factor.
Posted by Go back to making Fry's at Mcdonald's plse, kthxbai on September 22, 2011 at 11:37 AM · Report this
reply to:
The people yelling 'Faggots' at Crypts were the ones insinuating that being gay is a bad thing.

actually the people yelling that at them were the ones the Crypts threw the mic stand at. Crypts are horrible, being gay is NOT!
Posted by crypts sucked and thats why they got kicked out on September 22, 2011 at 12:52 PM · Report this
Trent Moorman 25

Let me get this straight. So someone yells 'faggot' at someone. And you think it's ok?

That stinks if a mic stand was thrown at people. Not safe. Potentially damaging. And whoever had the mic stand thrown at them had the right to be mad, and yell back. But yelling 'faggot'? You think that's ok?
Posted by Trent Moorman on September 22, 2011 at 1:08 PM · Report this
The Crypts may not be stellar musicians, but at least they made an effort to do something original and put their own spin on it, unlike MOST of the other bands. (Did anyone even rehearse the songs?) Someone from one of the other more "established" bands was swinging the mike around like Roger Daltry and lost it as it went flying into the crowd. Ouch! Did he get kicked out? I don't think so. And yes. Nirvana did get kicked out of their own cd release party at RE-Bar.
Posted by john hawkley on September 22, 2011 at 3:10 PM · Report this
diminished 27
video or it didnt happen. and dont tell me to watch the live stream. i dont want to sit through hours of video to watch one part.
Posted by diminished on September 22, 2011 at 3:21 PM · Report this
25, haven't you ever heard the saying about not assuming??

Never condoned what was said, just was there and saw it happen. That word should NEVER be used, especially with recent tragic events/suicides within the GLBT community!! Equal rights for all!!
Posted by crypts suck on September 22, 2011 at 3:59 PM · Report this
28, u make no sense.
Posted by Lost M's with your first comment on September 22, 2011 at 6:50 PM · Report this
Endless, Nameless. How Nirvana would have done it?…
Why would you smash a guitar if you're not a guitar player? It's meaningless.
Posted by Jerry Thackray on September 24, 2011 at 4:32 AM · Report this
The most offensive thing about this evening, by far, was how bad 90% of the bands sounded. That was embarrassing.

Crypts were a welcome something different. I'm thankful they messed with it.

This was a benefit and it was all for a very good cause and person. Everything that went down, be it good or bad, was benefitting someone, which is good.
Posted by i must say on September 24, 2011 at 5:50 PM · Report this

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