We're the Kings of the Castle, and You're...

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We’re the Kings of the Castle, and You’re…

not allowed to watch our show, at least, not if you live in Dallas. Last night, the Toronto electro-clash duo known for its drama (sometimes more than its music) dropped a sold-out show of more than a thousand due to what they claimed was a sub-par sound system―a setup found suitable by recent performers such as Holy Fuck and Ratatat. According to music blog Gorilla vs. Bear, the “ill-equipped” Granada Theater is refunding ticket costs to disgruntled customers after Crystal Castles refused to play when they didn’t like the sound of their kickdrum and couldn’t turn up the speakers without the possibility of them blowing out. Yeah, well, that’s cool. We’d all rather skip a show that we’ve waited more than two hours for (like some guests last night) because the bass drum might be a few decibels short. Even though our eardrums would thank us the next morning. Mike Schoder, the Granada’s owner, kicked off an email to Gorilla vs. Bear with a few words about certain prima donnas who whine till mommy and daddy give them what they want and finished it by asking the question everybody wants to hear answered: “Why would any band crap on their fans like this?” Mike, we just don’t know. Crystal Castles, please―clean up your shit.

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