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The Growlers

Two Nights! San Franpsycho presents

The Growlers

The Abigails, Mystic Braves

Fri, Dec 20, 2013

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$17 ADV - $20 DOOR

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The Growlers
The Growlers
Via Costa Mesa and down into the belly of Echo Park, The Growlers are the party band that grew into a traveling circus of psychedelia that influenced Burger and Lolipop Records and even spawned their own festival, Beach Goth. It's a zonked-out, uniquely Californian vision of bleached blond hair and drunkard culture that many bands have imitated but none have managed to reproduce. Lead singer Brooks Nielsen draws the kind of devotion among Growlers fans that Jim Morrison once did. And they've built their cult following without a single album review in Pitchfork.
The Abigails
"The front of The Abigails LP Tundra (out this winter on Burger!) is Abigails mastermind Warren Thomas alone and stranded in some spaghetti-western desert, and if that doesn’t tell you exactly what this is gonna sound like, it’s only because it would've been logistically prohibitive to put scorch marks on every single cover. Tundra lead track “Twenty Nine” reveals shockingly lush production—for the Abigails, that means you can’t hear the cigarette smoke dissolving the tape—and songs that sound like Alex Chilton producing Lee Hazlewood, or the Gun Club on a turntable that discovered its own speed between 33 and 45. It’s bleak and it’s burned out and that’s just the way we love it. Raise a glass and smash it later." -Chris Zeigler
Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves
Mystic Braves’ might be rooted in the psychedelic scene of the 1960s, but the band’s moment is happening right now.


After an impressive national tour boasting packed shows from Brooklyn to Seattle and beyond, the band returned home to Los Angeles only to sell out their first-ever show at West Hollywood’s legendary Troubadour in advance. It’s only the latest in a string of triumphs for the band, who saw record turnout around the country as they toured in advance of a forthcoming third album.


Based in Echo Park, the Braves — who are signed to influential indie label Lolipop Records — are at the forefront of a white-hot garage band revival, and when the band isn’t selling out shows across the country, they’re playing alongside legendary groups like The Zombies or providing the soundtrack for can’t-miss fashion events like Saint Laurent Paris’ Spring-Summer 2015 collection. While the group — made up of Julian Ducatenzeiler on guitar and vocals, Tony Malacara on bass and vocals, Shane Stotsenberg on guitar and vocals, Cameron Gartung on drums and Ignacio Gonzalez on organ and tambourine — isn’t straying far from what Ducatenzeiler calls “a blend of influence and sound that is unprecedented in contemporary music” on the forthcoming album, there are certainly changes afoot.


“We’ve always been a pop-structured psych band and we’re continuing along those lines,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But we’re trying some new things out as well. We’ve elevated the songwriting” Indeed, the group is experimenting with more exotic instruments and is building a library of new songs to show off its invigorating style not only in the studio but at a series of big-ticket festivals including Burgerama, Desert Days and the Austin Psych Fest.


It’s a long way from how the band began. “We had no idea when we started that we’d come as far as we have,” Ducatenzeiler says. “But from the moment we released our demos, people have really responded.”
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