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.”