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The Cribs Are Coming! The Cribs Are Coming!

November 11th, 2009


Twins Ryan (vocals and guitar) and Gary (bass and vocals) Jarman and their younger brother, Ross (drums), have been playing music together since they were kids in the late ’80s. But they’ve been doing it officially as the Cribs since 2001—although the lineup changed several years later when Gary, a Smiths fan, and Johnny Marr (formerly of the Smiths and currently of Modest Mouse), a Cribs fan, met and decided to collaborate. Eventually Marr, a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, joined the band as a guitarist.

The Cribs’ first album as a foursome, Ignore the Ignorant, came out yesterday, and they’re playing two shows here before heading back to Europe. These lo-fi English rockers have toured heavily since releasing The Cribs five years ago, and their loud and rowdy shows have earned them a bit of a cult following and a loyal fan base, which is probably why Friday’s show is already sold out. But you’re in luck because there are still some tickets available to see the Cribs tomorrow at The Bowery Ballroom.

(Above, the Cribs play “Cheat on Me” in studio for BBC Radio 1.)