Go Metro to live music: Crystal Castles

Crystal Castles (ft. Robert Smith) – “I’m Not In Love”

Noticing a trend yet? Thanks to two conveniently located subway stations and a handful of Rapid and local bus lines running on main thoroughfares like Hollywood, Sunset and Santa Monica Boulevards, it’s easy to take Metro to the vast array of music venues in Hollywood. Case in point: Go Metro this Saturday night to see Crystal Castles performing live at The Hollywood Palladium! The venue is located on Sunset Boulevard, an easy two block walk from the Red Line Hollywood / Vine Station and is served directly by Metro Local 2.

In the eight years since they formed, Crystal Castles, a synthpunk, synthpop, noise (sure?) duo consisting of Toronto-based producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass, has released over a dozen singles and remixes, and two full-length albums with a third entitled III set to be released on November 5th. The new album includes their ominous (and just in time for Halloween) single “Plague.” The pair is probably best known recently for their cover of Platinum Blonde’s 1984 single “I’m Not In Love” featuring vocals from The Cure‘s Robert Smith. In 2008, their first self-titled full-length was voted one of the best albums of the decade by NME magazine.

Crystal Castles performs at The Palladium this Saturday, October 20th at 8 PM. Tickets are available via LiveNation starting at $40 as well as ticket re-sellers like Stubhub.

Transit Directions:

From Sherman Oaks (Ventura Blvd.): Take Metro Local 150/240 to Metro Red Line Universal Station. Take Red Line train (toward Union Station) and exit Hollywood / Vine. After exiting station, turn right (east) on Hollywood Boulevard, take an immediate right (south) at Argyle Avenue and walk two blocks to Sunset Boulevard. Venue will be on your left. [map] [return]

From Echo Park (Sunset Blvd.): Take Metro Local 2/302 to Sunset / Gower. When exiting bus, the venue will be a less-than-one block walk to your left (west) on Sunset. [map] [return]

From Cal State LA: Take Metro Silver Line from the Cal-State LA Busway station to 7th Street / Metro Center. From the lower platform, take the Red Line train (toward North Hollywood) and exit Hollywood / Vine. After exiting station, turn right (east) on Hollywood Boulevard, take an immediate right (south) at Argyle Avenue and walk two blocks to Sunset Boulevard. Venue will be on your left. [map] [return]