PHOTOS + REVIEW: THE GROWLERS @ SOMA (SAN DIEGO, CA)
With no opening band to offer unnecessary distraction, The Growlers delivered an extensive set that brought the heat in an otherwise dreary coastal Friday evening. Although the presence of long time band member Kyle Straka was instantaneously noticeable, The Growlers led the audience in a two hour singalong that was simply contagious.
Brooks Nielsen’s charisma is as unsurpassed as his vocals. He seemed to captivate each person in the audience. With minimal small talk to spare -a trait perfectly fitted to The Growlers’ almost stylized and undeniably carefree stage style, the band embarked with the audience on a musical journey that navigated equally through classic and new tunes holding the adoring fans engaged song after song. I swear at one point you could feel the floor shake under the thousands of dancing feet.
Natural Affair, their sixth and latest studio album, was released just this past October and was received well by critics and fans equally. Tonight’s performance is pure testament not only of how this band has grown throughout their albums, enriching and perfecting their unique reinvention of an almost classic beach rock vibe, but they somehow managed to grow alongside their audience, creating an unbreakable ever-growing bond that comes alive at every show.
Most of the dates on their current our are sold out so in case you haven’t yet, go get your ticket! It will be a wild night!
One Million Lovers
When You Were Made
Too Many Times
Dope On A Rope
Who Loves The Scum?
Pavement And The Boot
I’ll Be Around
Going Gets Tough