Long Beachs Crystal Antlers covered the same Mose Allison song as Blue Cheer on their first 7-inchwhich is now trading for upward of $100 among people who didnt have the opportunity or sense to go buy em fresh at Long Beachs Dyzzy On Vynyl. They grew from there into a fearsome beast that was part American fringe-garage freak-out and part early Funkadelic, with long, loping songs just bristling with guitar. After unfair hard luck when their label Touch and Go went under just after releasing their first LP, Crystal Antlers regrouped with a recording retreat to Mexico and a self-released single that added a strange, engaging pop sensibility to their much-loved heavy-rock madness. They havent made bands like this since the heyday of SSTindependent, unpredictable and righteous in both riff and deed. Dont miss this Fuck Yeah Fest-produced roster of equally out-of-control acts.
Fri., March 11, 7 p.m., 2011