What a weekend for some surrealism brought to you by The Growlers. We spent the last two days running through the freak show that was Growlers Six (formerly Beach Goth), a two-day festival of music and circus-like fun. The pre-Halloween festival has become an annual tradition in Southern California and with a lineup as colorful, diverse and fun as this we had to be there. The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Modest Mouse, Beach Fossils, Juvenile, The Paranoyds, The B-52s, La Luz, Bad Brains and many more brought the noise as over 20,000 people sprinting stage to stage at the LA Waterfront, a new venue that made for a rather enjoyable festival experience. We’re still trying to wash the makeup off our face, but check some of the bands we enjoyed below.
Jonathan Richman and Tommy Larkins
Bushwick Bill from Geto Boys.