The Growlers w/ special guest Video Age

Wed Aug 7 2019

7:00 PM Doors

Varsity Theatre

3353 Highland Rd Baton Rouge, LA 70802

$30.00

Ages 18+

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The Growlers Announce Summer 2019 Tour
Includes Two Nights in Denver, Utah with The Flaming Lips, First Time Plays in Asbury Park, Virginia Beach, Charlotte and Green Man Festival in UK

The Growlers will hit the road this summer with a 20-date North American tour beginning with two-nights in Denver, Colorado, and wrapping with a three show Texas run in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. As part of the tour, the band will perform a very special show with The Flaming Lips at Ogden Amphitheater in Ogden, Utah, on Thursday, July 28. The tour that includes two Eastern Canada shows (Toronto and Montreal) will mark The Growlers’ first appearance at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey plus noteworthy live debuts at CrossroadsKC in Kansas City, Missouri, Agora Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, Asbury Hall in Buffalo, New York and the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina. After Texas, the band will travel to the UK to debut at Green Man (Brecon Beacons, Wales) to play alongside Sharon Van Etten, Khruangbin, Idles and more.

Tickets for The Growlers Summer 2019 Tour will go on sale to the public starting this
Friday, March 1 (9AM Los Angeles time).

Varsity Theatre Presents
The Growlers w/ special guest Video Age

  • The Growlers

    The Growlers

    Alternative Rock

    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.

    From their first LP Are You In or Out? (2009) to their latest LP Casual
    Acquaintances (2018), The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on
    the global music scene. They’re the party band that grew into a traveling
    circus that spawned their own hit 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 lead guitarist. The band's
    2016 LP, City Club, produced by Julian Casablancas, saw them expand their
    palette to include West African, dance and electronic influences.
                                 

  • Video Age

    Video Age

    Alternative Rock

    On Video Age’s forthcoming album Pop Therapy, out June 15 via Inflated Records, longtime friends and songwriting partners Ross Farbe and Ray Micarelli conjure up a thrilling assortment of experimental pop songs. Using a palette of vintage synthesizers and the propulsion of a Sequential Circuits Drumtraks drum machine, the New Orleans-based group’s buoyant synth-pop echoes from some imagined vision of the past, leaning on an invented nostalgia to soundtrack an ideal future that never arrived. Video Age brings that future fully to life on Pop Therapy.

     

    Emerging from New Orleans’ DIY scene and label collectives, Farbe and Micarelli were intrigued by each other’s songwriting among several curiously satisfying guitar pop bands. As a producer and prolific engineer, Farbe has helmed some of the most exciting releases from genre-pushing New Orleans artists, whose singular visions are made possible with his gifted ear and love of tape recording. Micarelli’s talent for crafting simple, tangible melodies complements Farbe’s studio world-building, letting ideas drift until they emerge into impressive arrangements.

     

    The pair’s seemingly effortless gift for crafting earworm hooks was glimpsed on their 2016 debut Living Alone, a gorgeous collection of guitar-driven melancholy. On Pop Therapy, they’re joined by Duncan Troast, Nick Corson and Jordan Odom, taking inspiration from the limitless possibility on sonic canvases of the late 1970s and early 1980s (Yellow Magic Orchestra, McCartney II, Donald Fagen’s The Nightfly). Where Living Alone catalogued the solitude of reflecting on what was and could have been, the sentimental love songs on Pop Therapy gaze longingly at the likeliness of a brighter tomorrow.

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Varsity Theatre Presents

The Growlers w/ special guest Video Age

Wed Aug 7 2019 7:00 PM Doors

Varsity Theatre Baton Rouge LA
The Growlers w/ special guest Video Age

$30.00 Ages 18+

The Growlers Announce Summer 2019 Tour
Includes Two Nights in Denver, Utah with The Flaming Lips, First Time Plays in Asbury Park, Virginia Beach, Charlotte and Green Man Festival in UK

The Growlers will hit the road this summer with a 20-date North American tour beginning with two-nights in Denver, Colorado, and wrapping with a three show Texas run in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas. As part of the tour, the band will perform a very special show with The Flaming Lips at Ogden Amphitheater in Ogden, Utah, on Thursday, July 28. The tour that includes two Eastern Canada shows (Toronto and Montreal) will mark The Growlers’ first appearance at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey plus noteworthy live debuts at CrossroadsKC in Kansas City, Missouri, Agora Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio, Asbury Hall in Buffalo, New York and the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, North Carolina. After Texas, the band will travel to the UK to debut at Green Man (Brecon Beacons, Wales) to play alongside Sharon Van Etten, Khruangbin, Idles and more.

Tickets for The Growlers Summer 2019 Tour will go on sale to the public starting this
Friday, March 1 (9AM Los Angeles time).

Please correct the information below.

Select ticket quantity.

Complete the security check.

Select Tickets

Ages 18+
limit 10 per person
GA
General Admission - Standing Room Only
$30.00

Delivery Method

UPS
Will Call

Terms & Conditions

This event is 18 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 18 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. All ticket sales are final. Refunds will only be given in the event that a show is canceled. It is not grounds for a refund if a performer begins his/her performance later than expected.