The Growlers

From10 January 2019to20 January 2019

The Growlers

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Originally hailing from Dana Point, California, USA, The Growlers are a psychedelic rock band formed in 2006. The group has released a handful of albums since their debut effort “Are You In Or Out”, released in 2009, and have earned a cult following thanks to their heavily theatrical live show.

The sixties are seen as the alpha age of rock music and for very good reason. Pop music as we know it would be a very different beast without The Beatles, The Stones, Dylan etc. etc. but one pretty key genre of the time hasn’t seen quite the mainstream acceptance it should have since its creation near the decades end.

I’m referring to psychedelic rock, but nearly fifty years after the genre’s inception, we have The Growlers. Since 2006, they’re been bringing its heavy riffs and straight up weirdness to a modern audience better than just about any other band around since its heyday.

The bands lead singer, Brooks Nielson and their lead guitarist Matt Taylor apparently met because the latter bought some weed off the former (which makes total sense, really). However, when they met, they hit it off to the extent that they formed the original incarnation of the band in Dana Point.

They quickly upped sticks to nearby Orange County to develop their sound to its fullest potential. Through constant touring, sometimes supporting the likes of Dr Dog and The Black Keys, their debut album and an E.P they developed enough of a cult following to put on their own festival.

Beach Goth, held in 2012 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, was such a success that they’ve turned it into a yearly event that’s seen performances from the likes of The Drums, Joyce Manor and GZA.

Their worldwide cult following is only going to get bigger with time and these guys are barely getting started yet. To see them at their peak will be something very special indeed.

Thursday 10 January 2019

The Growlers

Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

 

Friday 11 January 2019

The Growlers

The Valley Drive-In, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

 

Saturday 12 January 2019

The Growlers

Villa Noosa Hotel – the V Room, Noosaville, QLD, Australia

 

Sunday 13 January 2019

The Growlers

Buddha Bar, Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

 

Wednesday 16 January 2019

The Growlers

Forum Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

 

Friday 18 January 2019

The Growlers

Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

Saturday 19 January 2019

The Growlers

Narrabeen RSL, Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

Sunday 20 January 2019

The Growlers

Main Room, The Gov, Hindmarsh, SA, Australia

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