The Growlers Six Festival to Host Iggy Pop, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and More
Southern California’s The Growlers are no strangers to throwing huge parties. Since 2012, the Costa Mesa-ites have hosted the annual Beach Goth festival near their hometown which over the years has seen acts like Mac DeMarco, Grimes, James Blake and Violent Femmes. The boys are now ready to announce their latest venture, a new festival called The Growlers Six. From Oct. 28-29, the band will play host to a plethora of garage, rock, indie, hip-hop and electronic acts for a Halloween celebration near the sea. The LA Waterfront is the where, but the who’s are what really matter.
The Growlers themselves will headline not one, but both nights of the weekend event, no doubt running through their robust catalogue of signature beach goth tunes. They even dropped a fresh single, “Late Bloomers,” earlier this summer hinting a new record may be on the way. The “Godfather of Punk” Iggy Pop will headline as someone that could also be described as the “Artist that Never Quits.” Now 70-years-old, Iggy Pop spends his days on the beach in Miami but his nights hopping on whatever bill will have him. Old legends set the stage for new ones as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs nab a top spot. Following a hiatus which began in 2014, Karen O and company are back this year with a deluxe remastering of their debut album “Fever to Tell” set for release on vinyl Oct. 20. Modest Mouse continued their reign as indie alt-rock kings with 2015’s “Strangers to Ourselves, with lead singer Isaac Brock announcing that a follow-up is in the works and should be released sooner rather than later. Speaking of lead singers, The Black Keys front man Dan Auerbach has seen tremendous success with his solo career. His headlining set over the weekend should see favorites from his latest record “Waiting on a Song.” Butthole Surfers are back and looking to release their first album in 16 years. Guitarist Paul Leary said in a recent interview with The Quietus that given America’s current President, “If there was ever a time for a Butthole Surfers album it’s fucking now. It just doesn’t get any weirder than that.” On the topic of weird, rapper Danny Brown dropped “Atrocity Exhibition” early last year and has since been on the road promoting. He’ll stop off in LA for The Growlers Six with plenty of new tracks in tow.
Others acts on the bill include Girl Talk, Julian Casablancas, Beach Fossils, Steel Pulse, Geto Boys, Bad Brains, Juvenile, Rostam, Guided by Voices, Sly + Robbie, Cigarettes After Sex, Frankie Cosmos and more.
General Admission tickets come in at $79 for a single day with the full weekend VIP treatment for $350 which includes exclusive viewing areas, bars, food and keepsakes such as photo booth prints and The Growlers Six Dog Tags.
The Growlers Six will take place from Oct. 28-29 at LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles.