The Growlers

Beach Goth Tour 2018

The Growlers

Kirin J Callinan

Sun, September 23

Doors: 7:00 pm


The Growlers - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
The Growlers

Since the release of their first LP ​Are You In or Out? ​In 2009, The Gro​wlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene. They're the party band that grew into a traveling circus of psychedelia that spawned their own event, Beach Goth. Lead singer Brooks Nielsen draws a particular devotion among Growlers fans, as does chief cohort Matt Taylor, The Growlers' music director and chief guitarist. Their most recent LP was 2016's ​City Club,​ produced by Julian Casablancas, which saw them expand their palette to include West African, dance, and electronic influences. The band is currently in the studio with Jonathan Rado (Foxygen) and Shawn Everett (The War On Drugs) and preparing for their Beach Goth World Tour 2018.
Kirin J Callinan - (Set time: 8:15 PM)
Kirin J Callinan

“I’m jacked on how international the record feels,” Kirin states. Bravado extends its scope beyond the locations visited during its creation. With the bulk of the album’s creation taking place in London, new elements were added during North American tours and back home in Australia. The result isn’t anchored to any geographical location, conveying a united globe in celebration. The over-arching tone on Bravado is defiantly triumphant. “I had a lot of self-doubt whether the timing is right,” Kirin says. “It may have been too soon a year or two ago. But I think now, more than ever, it’s a time to celebrate the good things, to celebrate each other. Not that the world is necessarily lookin’ to me for the answers... just yet”For all the album’s universal characteristics, Kirin still calls Sydney home. While newfound influences are at the fore of the record, Kirin’s long standing reverence for Australia’s great songwriting history shines through. ‘Friend Of Lindy Morrison’ pays homage to the legendary Go-Betweens drummer. A distinct brand of wry humour, an extension of Kirin’s character, threads Bravado. It’s there on the cover: achieving sincerity while taking the piss, without it being contradictory. The nature of this spectrum makes Bravado impossible to pigeonhole. The record often employs lowbrow sonic devices as a bait and switch, rewarding a look beyond the gaudy window dressing. Late last year, Kirin was hand-picked by Crowded House as special guest for their four night landmark return to the Sydney Opera House forecourt. Kirin has just been announced on the 2017 lineup for Splendour In The Grass, and is also starring in season two of the critically acclaimed & Emmy Award winning Jane Campion drama Top Of The Lake, due for release in 2017.
Venue Information:
9:30 Club
815 V St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001