During a recent tour, the van and trailer of local power pop/indie rock band Growl was stolen. Fortunately, their gear was safe inside the venue where they played, but their personal belongings were taken and they were forced to spend a small fortune on a rental van in order to finish the tour.
Tonight at Holy Mountain the band is holding a homecoming gig and fundraiser with their friends from Milezo and Good Talk ($5 for 21+, $7 under 21). Growl is one of my favorite local discoveries of this year; their live sets and songs are full of infectious energy that will win you over.
Growl’s lead singer and guitarist Santiago Dietche is releasing a solo acoustic album, Waxing And Roaring, next month. He will be celebrating the release of his first full length on September 5 at Cactus Cafe. On his latest release, he displays a more contemplative, melancholic side to his songwriting while still allowing the catchy, pop hooks to shine through.