Crystal Antlers

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    November 15, 2012

    Crystal Antlers

    Glass House

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    November 12, 2012

    The Five Best Shows in OC This Week: Nov. 12-16

    Monday, November 12 Future FixDetroit BarBands in Orange County often start out as a bunch of buddies sitting around in a garage. Many, unfortunately, sound pretty similar--adhering to a style as common as tight jeans in a coffee shop. But sometimes, a group of friends come together and find so ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Video: Moon Block Party--A Machine Gun Recap

    See also:*Checking In On...Crystal AntlersLast weekend, the paint-slathered ball of psychedelic sound that is Moon Block Party exploded in the middle of Pomona's Downtown Arts Colony. We're still cleaning ourselves off. But while we do that, we'd like to offer those of you who didn't make the haul o ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Checking In On: Crystal Antlers

    In the year since Long Beach-via-Orange County psych-rockers Crystal Antlers self-released their second studio album, Two-Way Mirror, the band has gone on multiple tours and yet kept a low local profile. But despite playing only a handful of area shows (including the Moon Block Party in Po ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011

    Free Moral Agents Have a Gift for You

    Ikey Owens and his band plan to work out some new material at their free Monday-night residency at Detroit Bar

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    August 1, 2011

    Crytal Antlers to Tour with Wu Lyf

    Mary Bell​We've been loving Crystal Antlers' sophomore set Two-Way Mirror, to death (read all about it here), so we're excited to hear that the Long Beach band is touring with Wu Lyf this fall. (Incidentally, Ikey Owens of Free Moral Agents produced the album.) Jonny Bell, chimney sweep by ... More >>

  • Music

    July 7, 2011

    Crystal Antlers Hope for Better Luck This Time

    With a residency in Los Angeles and a new release, the Long Beach band learn to expect the good

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    June 23, 2011

    Local Record Review: 'Two-Way Mirror' by Crystal Antlers

    ​Crystal AntlersTwo-Way MirrorRecreation Ltd.Long Beach's Crystal Antlers have been steadily building up both their reputation and back catalog for a while so little surprise that there's already plenty of attention being focused on their forthcoming July release. Two-Way Mirror feels like the rel ... More >>

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    April 1, 2011

    Audacity, Hanni El Khatib, Crystal Antlers at Alex's Bar Last Night

    ​Audacity, Hanni El Khatib, Crystal AntlersMarch 31, 2011Alex's Bar, Long BeachLast night L.A. RECORD presented a night of killer punk and rock & roll at Alex's Bar with favorites Audacity, Hanni El Khatib, and Crystal Antlers. All three have new records in the works and played bits and pieces ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011
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    January 31, 2011

    Five Choices for OC/LA Album-Listening Party

    John Gilhooley/ OC WeeklyThe Adolescents​Over the weekend, we heard about a group of people in London who get together every month and listen to an entire album, uninterrupted, according to BBC. There is no talking or texting, not even when the record is turned over. Why would anyone do this? you ... More >>

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    December 13, 2010

    What You Missed: Almost Acoustic Christmas, Ice Cream Man Christmas Party, Operation Band Aid, Huntington Harbor Boat Parade

    Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? We were busy with night one and two of KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, Ice Cream Man's holiday concert (with the Crystal Antlers!) and party at the Prospector, Operation Band Aid (with Melanoid, Honeypie and more!) and the Huntington Harbor ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    Crystal Antlers in Target's Free Holiday Album! Download it Today!

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyCrystal Antlers in Pomona​Target's The Christmas Gig is now available as a free download at The set is pretty eclectic--there's hip-hop, country, pop, folk and Latin--from pretty cool bands such as Darker My Love, Best Coast/Wavves and OC's very own Cry ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    Were You There? The Long Beach Buskerfest

    Mary Bell/OC WeeklyDelta Spirit headlined Buskerfest​Over the weekend at Long Beach's Summer and Music finale, BuskerFest, the East Village Arts District was home to five stages, hosting an extensive lineup of local bands. Delta Spirit and Crystal Antlers headlined the free event; 60 Watt Kid, Jay ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    What You Missed: BuskerFest, Something Corporate, Charity Chili Cookoff, OC Foodie Fest

    Christopher Victorio​What did you miss this weekend? It should have been packed with music and eating with all of the events that went on. On Friday night, we caught the revival of Something Corporate at The Grove in Anaheim (right). On Saturday, we headed back to Anaheim to stuff our face at the ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    TGIF: Thank God it's Friday, Time to Watch Shows!

    Joe LemkeSomething Corporate​It's going to be a packed weekend, with a ton of shows happening this Saturday. If you need help picking out what you're going to do, we're here to help! From Something Corporate at the Grove tonight, to the myriad of shows you can ruin your eardrums at (Shrinky D ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010


    First St. and Linden Ave., Long Beach

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    August 18, 2010

    Free Moral Agents' Ikey Owens Has Control Issues​Isaiah "Ikey" Owens--more known as the (Grammy winning) keyboardist for Mars Volta and occasional cohort of Flying Lotus, Danger Mouse, Crystal Antlers, Shuggie Otis, Sublime, Mastodon, EL-P, and Saul Williams--is a busy, busy man. But for now, he's concentrating on ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Wavves at the Glass House Over the Weekend

    Mary Bell/OC Weekly​Check out our Wavves/Growlers/Crystal Antlers/Abe Vigoda slideshow here!Wavves/Growlers/Crystal Antlers/Abe Vigoda August 13, 2010 The Glass House The Hype: In 2004, an energetic 18-year-old named Sean Carlson pulled together the first Fuck Yeah Fest in Echo Par ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    Local Natives Joins FYF Lineup

    ​It's official then: with the addition of Local Natives to the bill, FYF has the best festival lineup this summer (or, post-summer, since the show is on Labor Day weekend).

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    July 27, 2010

    Free Ticket Tuesdays: Scorpions and Dahga Bloom

    Dahga Bloom​Do you like soft rock? What about crazy, psychedelic, don't-really-know-where-it's-going rock? Yes? Well you're in luck--we're giving away tickets to Scorpion's "Get Your Sting Back and Black Out Farewell Tour" and Dahga Bloom's record release party at the House of Blues with the Growl ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    Wanted: Local Music

    [Mental Notes] We're reviewing local releases. In other news, you can buy the Sublime tour van, watch the Growlers at HOB or go to Fearless Records' tour

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    July 16, 2010

    The Growlers added to Dahga Bloom and My Pet Saddle's Record Release Show at House of Blues, Anaheim, July 31

    Rebecca Arand​In an effort to capture every last drop of Orange County's hipster fan base, Fullerton bands Dahga Bloom (featured in this week's Locals Only column)  and My Pet Saddle confirmed yesterday that South county's psych rock kingpins, the Growl ... More >>

  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    OC/LBC Bands Representing at SXSW

    Local acts aim to create buzz in Austin

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    March 10, 2010

    Listen To This: "Big Foot" Soul Mix

    ​Dennis Owens has been doing funk/soul club Good Foot at Que Sera in Long Beach for almost twelve years now and I think I was lucky enough to peek inside maybe by year two. The DJs who've climbed in and out of that back booth have been some of Southern California's best, and I was pretty honored ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Slideshow: The Big Pink at Detroit Bar, 11/20

    Andrew YoussefThe Big Pink​Electro rock duo the Big Pink visited Costa Mesa's Detroit Bar on Friday night. Long Beach's very own Crystal Antlers and Los Angeles' IO Echo provided support. See the full slideshow right here. 

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    October 21, 2009

    The Antlers Coming to The Glass House to Confuse LB Music Fans

    ​We recommend seeing the Antlers on Nov. 3 at the Glass House.No, not Crystal Antlers, the Long Beach buzz band. Just Antlers, the New York buzz band. You're puzzled. It's okay. Here, let's compare and contrast.

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    September 14, 2009

    Incoming: The Big Pink, Le Loup at Detroit Bar

    Tom BeardThe Big Pink, lovin' life.​If you're not still reeling from the OMG TOTALLY SHOCKING AND CONTROVERSIAL MTV Video Music Awards (that Kanye West, will he ever learn?), you might be pleased to hear about some neato shows coming our way in the near future, featuring bands that may not be feat ... More >>

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    September 2, 2009

    Long Beach Bands Scheduled for Saturday's FYF Fest

    ​There's a three-day weekend coming up, y'know. (Whee!) So what better way to celebrate the day of our nation's labor to drive uptown to Chinatown and partake in some musical entertainment?This year's FYF Fest (formerly the F Yeah Fest), takes place this Saturday at the Los Angeles State Historic ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009
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    August 4, 2009

    Fullerton's Audacity Start US Tour This Week

    ​Though Fullerton's Audacity called Orange County's music scene "a joke" in a recent interview with the District, we still heart them and their sloppy poppy ways. So it's cool to see them about to embark on a 15-date national tour, starting this Thursday in Tucson, AZ, and joined by a variety of o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Tough Choices: The Fray, Jack's Mannequin and Vedera vs. Crystal Antlers, Mika Miko and Audacity

    ​Sure, at first glance, these shows tonight don't appear to have a lot in common with each other. And uh, well, maybe they don't. But they both have strong local ties, which is potentially the most important thing.

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    July 23, 2009
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    April 14, 2009

    Long Beach's Crystal Antlers Face Critics, Aren't Obliterated

    It's a surprisingly rare that a band in the Weekly's Orange County-Long Beach-Glasshouse jurisdiction has enough heft to get its debut reviewed nationally. On the strength of their 2008 self-titled EP and a few rounds of live performances at industry showcases like South by Southwest and CMJ, Crysta ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Slideshows: The Cold War Kids at the Orpheum, Sweet and Tender Hooligans at Detroit Bar

    If you were stuck at home with pink eye or the gout this weekend, well, you've got some problems that we can't help you with. But what we can help you with is these wonderful slideshows from some 'certs this past weekend, like Chad Sengstock taking pics of Long Beach-by-way-of-Fullerton indie rock f ... More >>

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    March 25, 2009

    A pocket-full of SXSW videos

    Okay, so another SXSW festival has come and gone. You weren't there, we weren't But it's time's like these where we bow and thank the Lord for You-Tube. I'm not sure whether it was boredom or sheer curiosity that led me to reexamine a previous post I made about OC and LB bands headi ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    'Heard Mentality': Definitely Not Going to SXSW

    A lot of people are packing up and headed to Austin, Texas as we speak, but none of us here at OC Weekly are among then. I know, sad, right? I've never even been to Texas. I'm not even sure it exists.

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    March 9, 2009

    Crystal Antlers Debut Full-Length Now Available on iTunes!

    Based on the strength of their six-song EP (entitled, uh, EP), Long Beach's Crystal Antlers were signed to Chicago's Touch and Go, the same label that helped bring the world the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV on the Radio. So given that, you can imagine how hotly anticipated (so hot!) their first full-lengt ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    OC Bands hit SXSW

    For those of you with cash to burn, there is no better excuse for a pre-summer sonic excursion than the arrival of South by Southwest. The ability to stumble around the Austin bar scene with a new noise at every turn has turned this Spring music festival into the beast that it is today after 22 year ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Last Night: Crystal Antlers at The Smell

    BY NATE JACKSONLast Night: Crystal Antlers, Ancestors, Slang Chickens and Magic Lantern at The Smell, Los Angeles.Better Than: Missing Obama's inaugural address because you were stuck at your crappy job. Good thing there's TiVo.If you could choose one place to celebrate the inauguration of the 44th ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Japanese Motors, Crystal Antlers Among OC/LB Bands Playing SXSW

    Today is a day to very much live in the present, what with a historic event of some kind going on in Washington DC, but since we're obstinate like that, let's look a couple months into the future--specifically March 13-17 in Austin, TX, for South by Southwest.We wrote a couple weeks back about the l ... More >>

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    November 27, 2008

    Mind Blown

    Mike Watt, Moris Tepper, Crystal Antlers

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    October 26, 2008

    Crystal Antlers Score EW Mention

    Long Beach's Crystal Antlers, who this year already netted an 8.5 on Pitchfork for their self-released EP (which was subsequently sntached up by Touch and Go) and just last night played the Bowery Ballroom in NYC as part of the CMJ Music Marathon, saw their good buzz streak continue with a mention i ... More >>

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    October 14, 2008

    OC, LB Acts Ready to Rock NYC, CMJ

    Sorry, I was trying to set a record for most abbrev. in a blog title. The schedule for NYC's CMJ Music Marathon was announced today, and Long Beach's Crystal Antlers (pictured), Costa Mesa's Japanese Motors and Laguna Beach's Donavon Frankenreiter are among the performers ready to entertain music i ... More >>

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    June 11, 2008

    Pitchfork Lavishes Love on Crystal Antlers

    Long Beach's Crystal Antlers received a coveted “Best New Music” recommendation from popular webzine Pitchfork today, along with a lofty 8.5 rating for their self-released EP (produced by Ikey Owens). Expect the stormy rock quintet to enter a new tax bracket any minute now. (Check out Erin DeWit ... More >>

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    March 14, 2008

    Crystal Antlers and Banana Hammocks

    The problem with blogging SXSW is that every second spent blogging is a second spent not seeing something that you might want to blog about. Having arrived late Wednesday night, while the festival was already in partial swing, and trying (unsuccessfully) to catch up on some lost travel sleep Thurs ... More >>

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    February 8, 2008

    Crystal Antlers' Van, Gear Stolen

    How many times have we heard this same exact story? Too many. Rising Long Beach rock group Crystal Antlers' vehicle, containing all of their equipment, was stolen last night. This always sucks, of course, but what's worse is that Crystal Antlers are slated to play the South by Southwest fest in Aust ... More >>

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    December 17, 2007

    What you missed over the weekend: Part II

    Freelancer Shawn Smith was at Disneyland Friday night when she noticed that the Social Distortion show slated for the evening had been pulled. We bit our nails wondering if this was the latest in Disney censorship at the venue, which Clubs editor Erin DeWitt blogged in September. But it wasn't so, t ... More >>

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    December 17, 2007

    L.A. Record Xmas Party, Eagle Rock Center for the Arts, December 16, 2007

    Magic Lantern peaked "At the Mountains of Madness." Weekly poster/music zine L.A. Record cashed in on its good karma and booked a strong lineup to celebrate this obscure, esoteric holiday at the renovated library known as Eagle Rock Center for the Arts. Featuring savvy DJs with deep crates of psych ... More >>

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    November 21, 2007

    Sure Fire Tryptophan Cure

    Don't have anywhere to go on Thanksgiving? Or maybe your family eats at 3 o'clock in the afternoon and you need something to do at night since everyone usually passes out around nine. Either way, I recommend you head over to The Prospector in Long Beach for a special Thanksgiving night show with Cry ... More >>

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