Flavor Crystals

Flavor Crystals are a four piece space rock based in Minneapolis, MN. Since releasing their debut album On Plastic (mpls ltd 2005), Flavor Crystals have continued to create engagingly floaty psych rock. Their music evokes '60s psychedelia, '70s kraut/prog, '80s kiwi, and '90s shoegaze/indie in equal measures, while always retaining their distinct, wobbly vibe. Their second album was recorded with Kramer (Bongwater, Galaxie 500, Low) and released as Ambergris (mpls ltd 2007, Second Shimmy/Cargo 2008).

After being invited by the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Flavor Crystals accompanied them on their 2009 US Tour, playing 18 theatres and clubs across the country. Upon returning, Flavor Crystals holed up to create their definitive musical statement. After two years of continuous recording, capturing spontaneous experiments and sprawling drones, the results were released as the new album, Three, in May 2012. A double LP, The Shiver of the Flavor Crystals, followed in fall 2015.

Past Shows


Feb
28
th
2019
Turf Club
Feb
28
th
2019
Turf Club

The Chills

with BRION STARR, Flavor Crystals and DJ Jake Rudh
Jul
5
th
2018
7th St Entry
Jul
5
th
2018
7th St Entry

Immersion

with Flavor Crystals
Jun
9
th
2018
Turf Club
Jun
9
th
2018
Turf Club

CHRIS FORSYTH & THE SOLAR MOTEL BAND

with Flavor Crystals and Transcendental Strangers?
Apr
21
st
2016
Turf Club
Apr
21
st
2016
Turf Club

Flavor Crystals and the Cult of Lip

with Dead Gurus, PANTHER RAY, Oaks and more!
Mar
3
rd
2016
Turf Club
Mar
3
rd
2016
Turf Club

Ringo Deathstarr

with Flavor Crystals and the Cult of Lip
May
18
th
2015
Turf Club
May
18
th
2015
Turf Club

MINNEPSYCH FEST

with Holy Wave, Chui Wan, Flavor Crystals and more!
Apr
30
th
2015
7th St Entry
Apr
30
th
2015
7th St Entry

PANTHER RAY

with Rupert Angeleyes, Flavor Crystals and WHATEVER FOREVER
Feb
26
th
2014
Turf Club
Feb
26
th
2014
Turf Club

Dead Meadow

with Dead Gurus and Flavor Crystals
Jul
5
th
2013
Mainroom
Mar
21
st
2013
7th St Entry
Mar
21
st
2013
7th St Entry

Gospel Gossip

GOSPEL GOSSIP Record Release Show
with Hollow Boys, Flavor Crystals and EX NUNS
Jul
31
st
2010
7th St Entry
Jul
31
st
2010
7th St Entry

Brief Candles

with Chatham Rise, Flavor Crystals and Delta Lyrae

More Shows

Apr
20
th
Fine Line
Nov
10
th
Turf Club

Buck Meek

with Kidi Band
Oct
20
th
7th St Entry

cleopatrick

with ZIG MENTALITY and Ready the Prince
Apr
16
th
First Avenue

The Airborne Toxic Event