Trip Like NOLA Does With The Crystal Method at Tipitina?s on Friday, October 20
Oct 20 2017

Trip Like NOLA Do With The Crystal Method at Tipitina’s on Friday, October 20

By: Carolyn Heneghan

It’s been 20 years since their debut album Vegas (1997), but The Crystal Method hasn’t slowed their production and touring schedules yet. This duo of EDM forefathers has graced NOLA stages many times in the past, including sets at Voodoo Music + Art Experience in 2002 and 2010. But just in time for pre-Voodoo-weekend fever, The Crystal Method returns to New Orleans to pop the roof off Tipitina’s tonight, Friday, October 20.

The Crystal Method, originally comprised of Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland, may fall into the realm of electronic music, particularly big beat and breakbeat. But with heavy metal as a foundational musical influence, their sound took on a decidedly darker tone relative to much of the other dance music being released in the mid to late 90s. Early hit singles like “Busy Child,” “High Roller,” “Keep Hope Alive,” and “Trip Like I Do” propelled their careers, and Vegas, the duo’s best-selling album to-date, went platinum in 2007.

Over the past two decades, The Crystal Method has stayed true to their roots while still working to push the boundaries and reach of the dance music genre. Aside from their own album releases, the duo has also scored theme songs and soundtracks for major motion pictures, TV series, and video games. Earlier this year, Jordan announced his retirement from music, but Kirkland continues to produce music and perform solo under their original name.

Openers include local dance connoisseurs and Church* regulars Unicorn Fukr and Kidd Love, who’ll bust out their late-night jams a touch earlier than usual to warm the stage for this long-time fan favorite. Doors open at 9 p.m.; music kicks off for 10 p.m. Tickets are still available here.

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