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Crystal Castles @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom

[photopress:crystalcastles02.jpg,full,pp_image] A short but explosive set from Crystal Castles greeted the 16-and-up crowd at Cervantes on Monday. Photos by Sarah Cass. I’m not sure who was at fault in the debacle that was Monday night’s Crystal Castles show at Cervantes, but I was more than offended while leaving the venue just after midnight.

X @ the Bluebird Theater

[photopress:x5.jpg,full,pp_image] Singer Exene Cervenka and guitarist Billy Zoom take their band X through a fast and heavy rock show at the Bluebird on Tuesday. Photos by Laurie Scavo.

Health @ Rhinoceropolis

[photopress:health0.jpg,full,pp_image] Los Angeles rockers Health stopped into Rhinoceropolis for a sweaty, underground rock show Saturday. Photos by Reverb contributor Julio Enriquez. Experimental noise-rock act Health was in town Saturday, playing on the early end of three months straight of touring.

Duncan Sheik @ the Fox Theatre

[photopress:duncan1.jpg,full,pp_image] Songwriter Duncan Sheik played an illuminating set on Thursday at Boulder's Fox Theatre. All photos by John Moore. How often can you say the highlight of any concert was the musical-theater montage?