This should have been done yesterday, but Tim Keck had me chained to his desk until closing time (with no food or water).

Crypts
  • Rachael Dlugolecki
  • Crypts

For anyone who saw that wholly embarrassing Nirvana cover night at EMP (I streamed it out of morbid curiosity), Crypts' disaster-ending was easily the most memorable thing that happened that night. Some may argue that it wasn't necessarily a good memory, but what do they know? The band was kicked out, and frontman Steve Snare said they didn't even get a copy of Taking Punk to the Masses. He said that's what really hurt*.

This girl flew all the way from Japan to see Crypts.
  • Rachael Dlugolecki
  • This girl flew all the way from Japan to see Crypts.

Anyway, for anyone who questioned their performance that night, Saturday's show at Neumos would put any doubts to rest. Some minor sound-mix issues aside, they were spot-on, and no one can say that Snere is not a striking performer (unless they are stupid). The songs took a form and structure I'd not previously heard, and that rewired CR-8000 (or something in their arsenal) does some magical and brooding low-end science. I don't know what you would call this stuff, and I'll be damned if I'm gonna go look around on the internet for some stupid genre name that doesn't mean anything to anyone but the five most extreme music nerds on the planet. All I know is I just want to hear more.

And this is where the good news comes in:

Bryce Brown, who tweaks knobs or something—I couldn't see exactly, because I was watching from the middle of the room, where the sound is best, and my glasses prescription is hella old—tells me they're headed into the studio with Erik Blood, which is an idea so genius they might have to rewrite the entries to the word "genius" for dictionaries and children's textbooks and science and stuff.

Rough Cut of "Completely Fucked"

*Not actually said.