San Franpsycho presents

The Growlers

When
Event has passed (Fri Dec 20, 2013 - Sat Dec 21, 2013)
Tags
Music, Rock

Description

"The archetype of a rock n roll band." -- Devendra Banhart

The growlers are a rock and pop group formed in long beach California in 2006 who are yet to became one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. During their years of stardom yet to come, the band consists of Brooks Nielson (vocals) Scott Montoya(bass guitar, vocals,), Matt Taylor(lead guitar, vocals) and Brian “don’t surf” Stewart (drums, vocals). They were managed by their own alter ego Epstein until his death in 2009. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1960s rock and roll and skiffle, the group works with different musical genres, ranging from ice flossing hip hop to psychedelic rock. Their clothes, style and statements have made them trend-setters. While their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions. During the release of their first album and their ongoing singles releases, they have experimented with recording techniques that have the ability to bend sound in ways only drugs can. By now this “bent sound” has been perfected in their live act that some onlookers call “groovy” and or “sick”. The groovy unexcelled value in Lo fidelity sound is their stock and trade. They are the result of a combination of skilled modern engineering techniques and the very finest outdated recording and amplified equipment. The Growlers sound is best exemplified through Nielson’s cryptic lyrics and the relationship it has with matt Taylor. As if the two are each other’s half. Though they complete each other, they compel and challenge one another in ways only the frequent growler fan can truly understand. Perhaps it is what the growler fan feels while taking part in the drug wave of bent sound.innovative folk-rock bands in the US." -- No Depression

Raised on the Long Beach waves, the Growlers are surf rock for this century -- introspective lyrics and a melancholy, ambient vibe. (They call it "beach goth," which is awesome but not necessarily true.) At any time, however, their neo-psych grooves can go rootsy or full-tilt garage rock, like they took a smoke break in a time machine and came back as the 13th Floor Elevators fronted by Jim Morrison. They recently got back from playing Rock in Rio on the site of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, and not too long after this show are said to be planning a trip to Nashville to record a new record. - Steve Palopoli sanjose.com

Schedule

The Independent
628 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA
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  1. The Independent
    628 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA