5GB With Crystal Stilts; Playing Rock and Roll Hotel, April 14

If you’ve never been introduced to their take on experimental noise-pop, the Crystal Stilts are primed and ready to take you on a ride. Their latest album In Love With Oblivion will give you the perfect crash course. Coming to Rock and Roll Hotel this Saturday April 14th, JB Townsend of Crystal Stilts joined us as part of our 5G series.

What’s the first gig you’ve ever attended?

Well, most of my life I went to church on Sunday with my folks and there was always a big emphasis on the music at the churches they went to. So I guess I went to a gig every Sunday morning for the first 15 years of my life. The guys playing in the bands certainly treated it like a show.

What is the best gig that you’ve ever played/performed?

We’ve had a lot of fun ones. It’s in the future!

What is the best gig you have ever seen?

White Lion in ’89. Scorpions in ’88. Phish in ’95. All epic.

Gig you would most like to play?

I think it depends- some of the super big festivals could be cool if you’re a big enough band– we’re usually pretty keen on doing most festivals that come our way because they’re a good axis for a tour. All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by somebody interesting would be fun. It tends to be more enticing if there are other bands you know and like playing at it and stuff. Festivals treat you pretty well so they’re usually worthwhile.

What would be the lineup for your dream gig?

I’ve had this question before and I’m always stumped. Probably something so oddly matched that it would have to be weirdly awesome and out there like Cockney Rebel, Love, Wu-Tang, Bo Diddley, Television, Milli Vanilli (headlining) and us. There’s potentially a million different dream shows. The venue I’m not sure of. Dream bill would have to be a dream venue too. Rock’n’Roll Hotel?

Catch Crystal Stilts this Saturday April 14th at Rock and Roll Hotel.

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