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Crystal Antlers to offer free show tonight at Rhino Records

Crystal Antlers to offer free show

CLAREMONT – Long Beach indie rock band Crystal Antlers will perform a free show on Tuesday and then sign copies of its new album “”Two-Way Mirror” at Rhino Records.

“We already got some emails from fans in the Claremont area,” said lead singer and bassist Jonny Bell on Tuesday. “We don’t get to play out there too much.”

Bell said he believes fans in the area are appreciative when bands from the Los Angeles travel out to perform for them.

“It is a little bit of a trek,” Bell said. “To me, it’s like Long Beach because it’s its own scene. I like that area. It seems like there’s a lot of younger kids in their own bands. It’s really cool.”

The group’s former record label, Touch & Go, no longer releases records so the band had to pay for everything itself.

“It was tough kind of getting it off the ground,” Bell said. “We had this sort of ambiguous relationship with Touch & Go. They had a dramatic downsizing, laying off all their staff and whatever, and we didn’t have any money and we didn’t have a lot of support. We went to Mexico and wrote the songs. We had a little bit of money and rented a place down there. We saved up and recorded it. For most of the record, and its pressing, is money I’ve made from work. I build chimneys and clean chimneys and sweep chimneys. I’m sure you can hear that in the background.”


Where: Rhino Records, 200 W. Second St., Claremont

When: 7 p.m.



Cost: Free show with the band signing copies of its new record “Two-Way Mirror”

Information:; 909-626-7774