.Be Our Guest: The Growlers

The Growlers can’t decide if they’re an obscure cult band or the biggest rock band on the planet.

They operate outside of the mainstream music scene, creating wild house party style shows, yet they draw huge crowds, lead their own music festival, and claim some pretty big names as hardcore fanatics, like Julian Casablancas and Ellen DeGeneres. Their secret sauce is a completely anarchist approach to genre, where dingy garage-rock, smooth beach-pop and oddball goth music all hold hands and sing kumbaya. Somehow it makes sense, at least when this crazy crew hop on stage and let loose.

INFO: 8:30pm. Thursday, Mar. 19, Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $35/adv, $40/door. catalystclub.com.

Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11am on Thursday, March 12 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.


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