The perfect beat

The March music calendar gets off on the right note this weekend when rock/dance duo The Crystal Method returns to the area for an electronic music onslaught. One of Nevada’s most famous exports, members Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland met at a college radio station they worked for in Las Vegas. Jordan left Vegas for Los Angeles, where he soaked up the underground dance scene of the early 1990s. Kirkland later joined his friend in L.A. after Jordan convinced him to experience the rave scene himself. Soon, the two were making music together as The Crystal Method. Their first album, 1997’s Vegas, spawned the hit “Busy Child,” and music critics were soon branding the two as America’s answer to England’s Chemical Brothers. Success continued with 2001’s Tweekend, featuring the single, “Name of the Game.” The pair’s latest release, Legion of Boom, features guest vocals by former Kyuss singer, John Garcia, and guitar work by former Limp Bizkit axeman, Wes Borland. The Crystal Method performs 8 p.m. March 5 at the New Oasis, 2100 Victorian Ave. Tickets are $20 in advance and $23 at the door. Visit—Kelley Lang