The Government Center
Wed Nov 8 7:30 pm all ages $10 advance/$12 door
tickets on sale at Govt Ctr, Jerry's Records (Sq Hill), Caliban Books (Oakland) and from the members of Weird Era and Memory Front
Portland, Maine shoegaze / dreampop
Crystal Canyon is an American Shoegaze band from Portland, Maine. In 2014, lead vocalist and guitarist Lynda Mandolyn met guitarist and vocalist Todd Hutchisen in a recording session at Todd’s Acadia Recording Company studios. She was recording an album with her group Tiger Bomb when the two hit it off, bonding over a shared love of classic shoegaze albums.
The group won fans domestically and abroad with their 2018 independently released, self-titled album, owing much of their early radio success from the support of DKFM Shoegaze Radio. Crystal Canyon has shared the stage with bands such as Stars, PVRIS, Weakened Friends, and Ratboys among many others. They are infamous for their intricately sculpted guitar tones, ethereal vocals, and Todd’s frequent destruction of guitars on stage. Crystal Canyon shows weave expertly between a gentle hush and a wall of loud shimmering noise.
Released in 2021, the second album Yours with Affection and Sorrow was dedicated to the memory of Lynda’s friend and mentor Christopher Girard. The members of Crystal Canyon are all lifetime vets of the indie music scene and have played in Seekonk, The Baltic Sea, Loomer, Bane, Cruel Hand, and Fabulous Disaster. Their new album Stars and Distant Light will be out on November 3, 2023.