LCD Soundsystem Makes More Out of More

“Sometimes friends are jerks,” sang James Murphy Saturday night at the Orpheum, eliciting an audible gasp from the audience. They'd been singing along with “Dance Yrself Clean” word for word, and were tripped up by the lyric swap--one of only a few changes LCD Soundsystem made between their Voodoo set Friday and their Orpheum show. Many of the near-sell-out crowd had paid top dollar to attend both, but no one seemed to mind too much.

Crystal Castles Start Over

When Crystal Castles played Buku last spring, the duo’s electroclash set did everything right, but it still had an icky undercurrent. Vocalist Alice Glass had left the duo and implied that musical partner Ethan Kath was abusive in unelaborated-upon ways, and Kath appeared to have replaced her with another blonde woman who yelped his songs in similar ways.

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