Crystal Antlers

  • Music

    January 29, 2014

    The History of Terrible Band Names

    How did we go from the Rolling Stones to Fartbarf?

  • Voice Choices

    December 1, 2009

    Woosh League

    Two nights with nu-gazers the Big Pink

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    The Final Farewell: CMJ Saturday in Photos

    Screaming Females, from Myopenbar's party at Above the Auto Parts Store. Photos by Rebecca Smeyne.​At long last, Rebecca Smeyne's final tour through the wilds of CMJ, featuring the Screaming Females, Glasser, Harlem, Boogie Boarder, Jeff the Brotherhood, Dinowalrus, Sisters, something ominousl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Japandroids, the Very Best, Das Racist, Pitbull (?!) Playing CMJ 2009

    ​CMJ, that freezing fall rite of laminated passes and crumbled, much-folded L Magazine itineraries, is evidently already upon us. The music marathon, which will run from October 20th to the 24th, has just made its initial announcement as far as who is playing this year. Japandroids, the Very B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    In Case You Missed Our Photos from Sunday's Pool Party With the Dirty Projectors. . .

    Sam HorineDirty Projectors Dave Longstreth . . . they are here. Sunday was the second week of Jelly NYC's Pool Parties, relocated this summer from McCarren Pool, and Dirty Projectors proved to Brooklyn for the first time since Bitte Orce's' official release that they've only begun to feel out the e ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 14, 2009

    More SXSW 2009 Bands Announced

    SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Live: My Morning Jacket at Madison Square Garden, With MP3s

    Download My Morning Jacket's entire New Year's Eve show here. My Morning Jacket Madison Square Garden December 31, 2008 So My Morning Jacket isn't the new Grateful Dead. That was Phish. Except that Phish wasn't half as good as the Grateful Dead and only had about half a dozen great songs ("Wolfm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    CMJ: Crystal Antlers at Fader Fort

    Not Fader Fort but uh, yup Crystal Antlers Fader Fort October 24 Z: So how do you explain to someone that a band is awesome without resorting to describing what you basically liked about them, i.e., the bassist's ethereal scream? C: Well, with these 25-minute day shows of eight bands in a row, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Crystal Antlers Tonight at the Mercury Lounge

    Is this that "Crystal" band that plays Nintendo-barf club music for people that don't actually go to clubs? Or is this that "Crystal" band that plays dorky Steely Dan art-punk for, like, nobody? No wait, this is the "Crystal" band that sounds like lukewarm Mars Volta demos without the chops or perso ... More >>