Crystal Method in Newport Beach Dec. 27
Surprisingly still-popular LA breakbeat producers the Crystal Method—Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland—shlep their MP3s (I'll bet anything they digitized all of their vinyl) to Tentation in Newport Beach (4647 Macarthur Blvd, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., $20) for a DJ set tomorrow night.
Below is the track list for the Crystal Method's most recent DJ mix, 2005's Community Service II, to give you an idea of what you might hear at the gig. Looks like a menu heavy with funky/nü breaks and rejigged '60s (Doors), '80s (New Order) and '90s (Smashing Pumpkins) nostalgia. Let's keep hope alive that they've updated things since then. Below that is 10-minute promo video for the duo's Tweekend album.
1. The Crystal Method "Intro"
2. PMT "Gyromancer" (Elite Force Remix)
3. Elite Force "Ghetto Fabulous"
4. Hyper "Come With Me"
5. The Doors "The Crystal Method vs. The Doors" (Roadhouse Blues Remix)
6. Evil Nine "We Have the Energy"
7. Dylan Rhymes feat. Katherine Ellis "Salty" (Meat Katie Remix)
8. The Crystal Method "Keep Hope Alive" (J.D.S Mix)
9. Koma + Bones "Speedfreak"
10. The Crystal Method featuring Kevin Beber "Kalifornia"
11. Uberzone "Octopus"
12. UNKLE "Reign" (False Prophet Mix)
13. The Crystal Method "Starting Over" (Elite Force Mix)
14. The Crystal Method "Bound Too Long" (Hyper Mix)
15. New Order "Bizarre Love Triangle" (The Crystal Method's CSII Mix)
16.Smashing Pumpkins "1979" (New Originals 1799 Remix)