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Brooks Nielsen

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Ink N Iron - Queen Mary - June 7, 2013

    Ink and Iron Festival Queen Mary June 7, 2013 Three days of punk rock, tattooed folks, custom hot rods kicked off on Friday with the majestic Queen Mary providing the scenic backdrop for the annual Ink and Iron Kustom Culture Festival. One couldn't have asked for more perfect weather as local heroe ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    The Abigails

    Detroit Bar

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    The Five Best Concerts in OC This Week

    Tuesday, December 18Stevie TombstoneThe Prospector Stevie Tombstone's sweet, soulful country croon juxtaposes delightfully with his hard craggy face. Rocking some hard-luck chic, his songs feature mentions of the undertaker and give thanks for the little things in life--such as not being in jail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: The Complete List

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Top 25 Greatest Orange County Bands of All Time: 25-15

    Go ahead, call us a bunch of culture-less, lily-white suburbanites with a partiality to flip-flops and right-wing politics. Those kind of labels never cease to amuse us. Because one thing that instantly dooms most of the tired cliches ascribed to OC is the music--the one-of-a-kind frustration, aggre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The Abigails' Singer Warren Thomas: "I'm Not Dead"

    See Also:*FYF Fest 2012 Review: Day One*The Growlers Announce New Album Release* Pacific Festival: The Dunes AnnouncedImagine our surprise after seeing the Growlers' Saturday night performance at FYF, when singer Brooks Nielsen announced that the Abigails' singer Warren Thomas had died, and yesterda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    The Growlers Announce Release Date For New Album, 'Hung at Heart' [With New Song Stream]

    See Also:*Kottonmouth Kings' Pakelika DiesFrom Health Complications* Pacific Festival: The Dunes Announced* Boys Noize Talks New Album, Working With Snoop Dogg and SkrillexGood news for fans of Dana Point's The Growlers. Today, the group announced that their third album, Hung at Heart, will be relea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    The Growlers' Brooks Nielsen Talks First Hootenanny Performance, Finishing New Record

    See also: *Lucero's Ben Nichols Answers Important Questions About Women and Work *The Reverend Horton Heat Makes Out a Legacy at HootenannyThere's no doubt that the Hootenanny festival at Oak Canyon Ranch is synonymous with summer in Orange County. And the Growler's, psychedelic beach bum sound ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    The Growlers Accused of Assault in Santa Cruz (Warning: Very Graphic Photos)

    ‚ÄčIt seems as if  our featured music story on the Growlers this week is one of presentiment. Writer Chris Ziegler's feature begins with how the Long Beach via Costa Mesa goth-surf band has, one show into their winter tour, "already drawn blood," with lead singer Brooks Nielsen saying, "things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    The Growlers at the Detroit Bar Last Night

    Rebecca Aranda‚ÄčThe Growlers June 27, 2010 Detroit Bar The Hype: The Growlers specialize in summer anthems with a minor key, or as they call it, "beach goth"-perfectly suited to the recent string of hazy days and chilly nights. They might also be the greatest band named after a shit. As the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Videos: The Growlers Record Live for Daytrotter

    Growlers-"Acid Rain"In case this news got lost in your April Fool's Day shuffle last week, Costa Mesa ban the Growlers recorded some songs for Daytrotter, adding yet another notch to their ever-expanding hipster cred. They also made some videos of it. Well, someone did. Someone who doesn't kno ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008
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