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Photos: Crystal City celebrate new album at Gabe’s

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Crystal City took the stage at Gabe’s Saturday night to celebrate the release of their latest album, Bartenderly. Check out Michael Roeder’s reveiw of Bartenderly from Little Village 225, and get yourself a copy of the album via Crystal City’s Bandcamp page. Rounding out the night were Des Moines punk rock four piece Honeycreeper and Otros Outros, the […]

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Album Review: Crystal City — Bartenderly

Iowa City band Crystal City’s newest record Bartenderly molds midwestern milieu into 17 tracks of honest-to-goodness barroom rockers and ballads — the kind not heard from perhaps since the Replacements dragged their lager-soaked poetry to the masses. It’s clear that Dave Helmer and Sam Drella worship at the Temple of Westerberg with their loose and quick first-take don’t-look-back approach to chugging rock and roll. […]

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