Blood, chaos, mania, torn clothing, stolen shoes, hospitalization... just another day in the life of the Jarman brothers who, along with their fans, know a thing or two about having a good time (almost) all of the time. This past weekend, during a show at the Academy in Birmingham, Cribs vocalist/guitarist Ryan Jarman passed out after hurling himself into the audience. Over-excited fans ripped off most of his clothing before security could rescue him from the pit. He was revived and finished the show. Doctors cited dehydration and fatigue as the cause for his blackout. Two days later, following a show in Sheffield, bassist, vocalist, twin-brother Gary Jarman was admitted into the hospital after complaints of pain in his arms which turned out to be blood poisoning, believed to have been caused by cuts from his bass guitar strings. Gary has been prescribed antibiotics and was released in time to perform at last evening's show in Norwich. Both Ryan and Gary are fine. Younger brother, drummer Ross Jarman is great and isn't particularly bothered by anything.
I've seen The Cribs twice before, and both times there were blood and injury involved. At first I thought it was schtick, but I've come to realize that these guys just rock until their bodies give out somehow. They really are one of the world's finest live combos.
In a year that seems like they've played NYC a dozen times already, they are hitting Crooklyn again in November as part of their biggest headling tour of the States yet.
Here are the dates:
Mon Nov 12 Montreal, QUE Cabaret
Tues Nov 13 Ottawa, ONT Capitol Music Hall
Wed Nov 14 Toronto, ONT Horseshoe Tavern
Thurs Nov 15 Boston, MA The Paradise
Sat Nov 17 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Mon Nov 19 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Tues Nov 20 Chicago, IL Double Door
Wed Nov 21 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theatre
Fri Nov 23 Edmonton, ALB Starlite Room
Sat Nov 24 Calgary, ALB Hi-Fi Club
Sun Nov 25 Vancouver, BC Plaza Nightclub
Tues Nov 27 Seattle, WA Neumo’s Ballroom
Wed Nov 28 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Thurs Nov 29 San Francisco, CA Pop Scene
Sat Dec 1 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Pre-sale ticket info here.
The Cribs - "Baby Don't Sweat" mp3
The Cribs - "Men's Needs (CSS Remix)" mp3