March 16, 2017

THE GROWLERS, CITY CLUB TOUR 2016 - 2017, Anaheim, CA, House Of Blues, March 14, 2017



We went out to Anaheim this past Tuesday to hang out at The House Of Blues, 7PM, waiting to hear The Growlers perform their City Club set.  I'll tell you one thing off the bat, it was amazing. Seeing my favorite band since I was 15, for the first time in person, in such an intimate venue while they played some of their oldest work as well as a great mix from their new album, there were no words to describe the feeling that was felt standing there and singing every word.


The show started at 8:30PM, as the crowds of young and old piled into the small venue, you could hear people's excitement, leading me to think that there were quite a lot of old time listeners, even as old as 'Are You In Or Out', their first released album from 2009.  There was a huge surprise when realizing that more than half of the show was their older work, it was a pleasant and refreshing take on performing, giving what the crowd wants.  But you could just tell that everyone really enjoyed their newest City Club album just as much as their older tracks.


There are two things when it comes to The Growlers that come to mind when explaining how much they have a specific place in my heart.  They're true to their sound, their live performance compared to their studio recordings sounds no different.  It's full, packed full of passion and just honest love for the work they've created. Secondly, the transition to their slightly different sound they're repping now with City Club, taking some of the 80s influence from Chinese Fountain which in my opinion was the perfect album that branched off from their full beach goth vibes.  Their sound, yes, is different from where they started but they've made that change with grace and in a way that has seemed organic and natural. They've constantly left their fans feeling satisfied and almost a deeper connection because the band has seemingly grown with the fans, when it comes to style, vibe, and overall aesthetic. While there will always be a very high respect for their original beach goth vibes, I openly welcome the changes that have been present in their newest release.  You can bet your ass I'll be listening to Beach Rats this week, it never gets old.

It felt insane to actually be there in The House Of Blues, seeing my favorite band in person and seeing them perform their classics, I can't say it enough, it was an experience.


How could I forget, not only was the show amazing, someone tossed their meme glasses in the air and Brooks caught them in the middle of singing The Daisy Chain, and actually wore them for a bit of the song, it was ridiculous but honestly great.



The loud performance that made everyone's bones shake and made everyone's hearing muffled and feet hurt from standing for almost 5 hours, it was worth it.  If you love the Growlers as much as I do, see their show for the City Club tour, you'll regret it if you don't, one of the best performances I've ever seen.


Watch the video below to see some highlights from the performance!










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Lastly, the ending of show consisted of an encore with The Growlers performing some of their older work and closing with their track from Chinese Fountain, Going Gets Tuff.  After they finished the show, Brooks decided to climb up to the seating area above the stage.  A grand exit, until next time.




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