The Growlers... Where do I start?
Imagine if The Ventures and The Doors went to the high school prom together and after a heated night of passion The Ventures found themselves with child and 9 months later birthed a Gothic Surf band called The Growlers. Can you picture that? The Growlers are the chaos point where surf rock and psychedelic music come together in perfect harmony. It's certainly a breath of fresh air to hear and see a band as creative and uninhibited as The Growlers grow in popularity without a big radio presence. The Growlers' music speaks for itself and it was evidence by the sold out show at the Glasshouse last night.
The first time I saw The Growlers was back in December 2008 at the 3 Clubs in Hollywood when they opened up for The Ferocious Few. I showed up early and was completely blown away by how this slow tempo'd gothic surf rock was causing me to move around and shuffle my feet like i was guest star in a Gidget episode. I hadn't seen them since that December night in 2008 but they proved that they were only getting better as time went on. Last night I found myself dancing in the photo pit enjoying the show just as much, if not more, than everyone in the audience. Check out the photos below listening to the song posted below. I hope you get to see them live one day, cause they'll make you dance too.
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