1990’s rave duo the Crystal Method will appear at Pure Nightclub on Chippewa for a special DJ set on Friday (May 20). The Crystal Method broke out of the L.A. rave scene in the early 1990s and have since emerged as one of the few well-known names in American electronica. Since their formation in Las Vegas almost two decades ago, the duo of Scott Kirkland and Ken B. Jordan have released four chart topping albums, including their debut, Vegas, which went platinum in 2007 after the release of a deluxe edition featuring remixes by artists like MSTRKRFT, Paul Oakenfold, and Deadmau5. Though the group has in the past denied the obvious drug reference in their name, they have an assortment of tracks alluding to the drug lifestyle that often goes hand in hand with their brand of electronic rave music, such as “High Roller” and “Trip Like I Do,” from Vegas, “Roll It Up” from their 2001 album Tweekend, and “Blunts & Robots” from their latest release Divided by the Night, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for “Best Electronic/Dance Album” in 2010. Drugs aren’t a necessity at this show though, because the Crystal Method’s high energy, transcendent electronica sounds are enough to take any veteran raver to another level. —cory perla
9:30pm Pure Nightclub, 75 W. Chippewa (853-5555 / purebuffalo.net). $15.