Crystal Castles/Rusko @ Congress Theater, Chicago 8/13/10

The HARD summer tour stopped in Chicago last week. Photographer Tyler Trykowski was there to document the show, which began with five DJs, all there to warm the audience for Crystal Castles and Rusko. According to Tyler, much of Crystal Castles’s show was bathed in blinding strobe lights, perfect for enhancing their 14-song (including three encore songs) set, and for obscuring Ethan Kath and Alice Glass. Afterwards Rusko played until 2 a.m., for anyone that wasn’t, as Tyler says, “knocked out by Crystal Castles’s performance.” Here’s Crystal Castles’s setlist.


“Fainting Spells”
“Courtship Dating”
“Doe Deer”
“Air War”
“Alice Practice”
“Black Panther”

“Untrust Us”
“Yes No”