Counting all the things to do in L.A. has already proven to be a formidable task but in the sixth year of the Growlers music festival, the SoCal garage rockers prove to showcase an array of various acts from different genres drawing in a diverse crowd.
Formerly known as Beach Goth, The Growlers 6 begun anew with the L.A. waterfront in San Pedro after their fifth edition met with brutal showers of rain suspending fans along with acts in the Observatory in Santa Ana.
Despite the turmoil they faced The Growlers 6 returned firing on all cylinders on Saturday and Sunday Oct. 28 – 29 as the festival was filled with costumes, neon drenched carnival aesthetics, and The Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The Growlers rounded up acts like Danny Brown, Modest Mouse, Alice Glass formerly from Crystal Castles, Bad Brains, Girl Talk, Julian Casablancas and the Voidz and the B-52’s.
Along with lesser known bands that played were 70’s heroes, Sly and Robbie, prolific reggae group, Cigarettes after Sex, Guided by Voices and the Geto Boys.
Certainly with an inclusive lineup the Growlers cooked up, it’s no wonder that the food featuring L.A.’s usual suspects like bacon wrapped hot dogs, bbq grill cook outs, deep-fried oreos and Pacifico beer, would be a likely potent addition to a sure-fire event.
Given the sizable port of Los Angeles was enough to fit a swing carousel, a motordome where various acrobatics were performed on a motorcycle in front of a live audience, was the coming-of-age story appropriate for deep-seated Growler fans.
In turn, the indie rock group continue their festival streak seeing core fans return as they close out the month of October with strong performances from acts across the board.