The Growlers launch BEACH GOTH POP UP in LA


LOS ANGELES, CA - Live bands! Drag queens! Marionettes! The Growlers are excited to announce their very first Beach Goth Pop Up in Downtown LA, open exclusively on the weekends of Thursday 7/19 - Sunday 7/22, and Friday 7/27 - Sunday 7/29. Nestled in the industrial paradise of 1700 Naud Street in downtown's Cornfield neighborhood, the pop up is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Beach Goth Pop Up arrives in advance of Beach Goth 2018 (held on Sunday 8/5), and goes well beyond the typical pop-up shop model. Each night follows a different theme, loaded with oddities, attractions and special musical performances from Beach Goth 2018 performers, including Starcrawler and Puzzle. Growlers fans can interact with props and costumes from the band's infamous live shows, see original artwork from Lizzie Nanut and photography from band archivist Taylor Bonin, and buy limited-edition Growlers merch including cut and sew bathing suits, shirts, and custom silk-screened apparel made on-site. Fans will also have a chance to win free tickets to The Growlers Beach Goth 2018, with two tickets given away each night of the pop up.

Beach Goth Pop Up Schedule
Weekend 1:
Thu July 19: 5pm-11pm "Opening Night"
Music soundtracked by DJ Johnny Basil

Fri July 20: 5pm-11pm "Conspiracy Theory Night"
Cowgirl Clue (8pm)
Bob Baker Marionette Theater (8:30pm)
Puzzle (9pm)
Neo Globs (10pm)

Sat July 21: 5pm-11pm "Death of a Rat Cabaret Night"
Drag Show
DJ Bella
Starcrawler (9pm)

Sun July 22: 2pm-8pm "Store and More!"
On-site custom silk screened merch (one day only!)
Burger Records DJ sets and Meet + Greet with Sean & Lee

Weekend 2:
Details to be announced!

Beach Goth 2018
The Beach Goth Pop Up stokes the fires of Beach Goth 2018, the band's annual event held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Los Angeles State Historic Park, right around the corner from the Beach Goth Pop Up. This year's lineup includes The Voidz (with Julian Casablancas, producer of The Growlers 2016 LP City Club), The Drums, Hatchie, Jonathan Richman, GWAR, Doug E. Fresh, Youth of Today, Yellowman, Bushwick Bill, Starcrawler, Kirin J Callinan and more.

About The Growlers
Since the release of their first LP Are You In or Out? In 2009, The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene. They're the party band that grew into a traveling circus that spawned their own event, Beach Goth. Lead singer Brooks Nielsen draws a particular devotion among Growlers fans, as does chief cohort Matt Taylor, The Growlers' music director and lead guitarist. Their most recent LP was 2016's City Club, produced by Julian Casablancas, which saw them expand their palette to include West African, dance, and electronic influences. The band is currently in the studio and preparing for their upcoming Beach Goth World Tour.

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PUBLIC IMAGE LTD 40th Anniversary Celebration; Tickets On-sale Today For North American Fall Tour


OUT JULY 20 (here)
Public Image Ltd. (L-R) Lu Edmonds, Bruce Smith, John Lydon, Scott Firth. Public Image Ltd band photos: HERE.

In celebration of their 40th AnniversaryJOHN LYDON’s PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) have announced a flurry of activity for 2018 including a worldwide tour, a career-spanning boxset and the theatrical release of a brand-new documentary film on the band. ‘THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR’ will visit 18 major cities beginning Oct. 9 in New Orleans and ending Nov. 6 in Mexico City (all dates below). Tickets for PiL’s fall tour are on sale now (here).
Further PUBLIC IMAGE LTD happenings include the release of The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart) career–spanning 5CD/2DVD box set, due out July 20. The box set features the PiL Singles Collection (1978-2015), B-sides, Rarities and a Live concert from New York Ritz in July 1989. The DVD also includes PiL promo videos + footage from the BBC's Top Of The Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test as well as two legendary full PUBLIC IMAGE LTD concerts.
The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart) cover artwork.

After premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and at London’s Raindance Festival, THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN documentary film will make its North American theatrical premiere onFriday, September 14 in New York City at The Metrograph. From Abramorama and Verisimilitude,THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN film tells the story of music icon JOHN LYDON and his pioneering group PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) with a level of depth and intimacy never-before-seen. Loaded with electrifying archival performance and interview footage, THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN was directed by Tabbert Fiiller and produced by Verisimilitude’s Tyler Brodie and Hunter Gray as well as Phaedon Papadopoulos and Fiiller. The film features in-depth interviews with JOHN LYDON, former and currentPUBLIC IMAGE LTD bandmates as well as Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys) andThurston Moore (Sonic Youth) among others. Following the New York City premiere, expect more theatrical dates in October-November for THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN to coincide with PiL’s North American fall tour.
Watch ‘The Public Image Is Rotten’ film trailer HERE.

THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR arrives on the heels of the band’s current headlining UK/Europe tour which has included a number of sold-out shows as well as festival performances and Japanese dates. The group’s worldwide tour in 2016 was regarded by many as the best performances the band have ever played; it followed the release of their 10th studio album ‘What The World Needs Now…’ (2015) and the critically-acclaimed This is PiL (2012) which marked the band’s first album in 17 years. ‘What The World Needs Now... peaked at number 29 in the official UK album charts and picked up fantastic acclaim worldwide from both the press and public. (The album also peaked at # 3 in the official UK indie charts and # 4 in the official UK vinyl charts). ‘What The World Needs Now…' was self-funded by PiL and released on their own label ‘PiL Official’ via Cargo UK Distribution.
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD’smusic and vision has earned them 5 UK Top 20 singles and 5 UK Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, JOHN LYDON guided the band from their debut album ‘First Issue’ in 1978 through to 1992’s ‘That What Is Not’. After a 17-year hiatusLYDON reactivated PiL in 2009 by taking them back on the road worldwide.
JOHN LYDON, LU EDMONDS, SCOTT FIRTH and BRUCE SMITH continue as PiL and remain the longest stable line-up in the band’s history.
John Lydon - After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978. Outside of PiL John has released several solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses and has recently released the autobiography ‘Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored’.
Lu Edmonds - Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist in The Damned, Lu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album ‘Happy?’ and co-writing the album ‘9’, adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound.
Bruce Smith - Drummer in The Pop Group and formerly of The Slits Bruce became percussionist for PiL in 1986 playing and recording on the albums ‘Happy?’ and ‘9’. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce brought his unique style into the fold. 
Scott Firth - A bass player/multi instrumentalist that has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including Steve WinwoodJohn Martyn and Elvis Costello.
TUE    10/9    New Orleans, LA       The Civic Theatre
WED   10/10  Atlanta, GA                Variety Playhouse                  
FRI      10/12  Washington, DC        Black Cat
SAT     10/13  Asbury Park, NJ         Asbury Lanes 
MON   10/15  Brooklyn, NY              Brooklyn Steel
TUE    10/16  Philadelphia, PA         Union Transfer                       
THU    10/18  Montreal, QC             Club Soda
FRI     10/19  Toronto, ON                Lee's Palace  
SUN   10/21  Detroit, MI                   The Majestic
MON   10/22  Chicago, IL                Thalia Hall                  
WED  10/24  Dallas, TX                  Granada Theatre
THU    10/25  Austin, TX                  The Mohawk  
SUN   10/28  Portland, OR               Wonder Ballroom
MON   10/29  Seattle, WA                 Showbox        
WED   10/31  San Francisco, CA    The Chapel
THU     11/1    San Francisco, CA    The Chapel
SAT     11/3    Los Angeles, CA        El Rey           
SUN    11/4    Tijuana, Baja CA         El Foro Jai Alai
TUE    11/6    Mexico City, MX          Pepsi Centre

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SOCCER MOMMY Announces Tour with Kacey Musgraves, Shares "Scorpio Rising" Video


Clean out now on Fat Possum
(Credit: Natalia Mantini)

"Clean is Allison's excellent studio debut: a compact album of clear melodies, plainspoken lyrics, and the impossibly tangled logic of infatuation." - Pitchfork (Best New Music, 8.4)

"Clean greatly expands the scope of Ms. Allison's songs in both words and music... Both cleareyed and passionate, she is growing up in public, unabashed." - New York Times

"She combines mischief and bluntness in the manner of Liz Phair, and her voice has a quality like melting ice cream—sweet and appealingly messy, slipping around the pitch of a note." - The New Yorker

"Sophie Allison firmly establishes herself as a vital musical voice we'll be turning to in the years to come." - NPR Music

“A star of indie rock's poetically plainspoken new wave (see Lucy Dacus, Jay Som, Mitski, Big Thief, etc.), Sophie Allison weaves images of bedsheets, flora, fauna and lip-locks through 10 songs, sparkling guitar melodies carrying rubbed raw emotions” - Rolling Stone (Best Albums of 2018 So Far)

“But on her precocious indie rock debut Clean, Allison proves mature beyond her years, finding raw poetry in youthful heartbreak and frustration...intensely relatable.” - TIME (Best Albums of 2018 So Far)

“a low-key guitar-rocker with bite” - Billboard (Best Albums of 2018 So Far)

“This beautiful and brash debut LP from Sophie Allison captures the anguish/ecstasy of your formative years through clean, catchy guitar riffs and lyrics both biting...and heartfelt” - Entertainment Weekly (Best Albums of 2018 So Far)

“a beacon of indie rock’s future: She’s a young woman with a head for catchy guitar riffs and a heart full of poignant lyrics. Her debut full-length, Clean, impresses because it is so earnest and smart at the same time.” -Stereogum (#5 Best Albums of 2018 So Far)

"Soccer Mommy's Clean is one of the best rock records of the 2018 so far" - The FADER (Gen F)

Soccer Mommy - twenty-one old Nashville native Sophie Allison – released her debut albumClean earlier this year to critical acclaim, and today she shares the music video for fan-favorite “Scorpio Rising.” “I wanted the video for ‘Scorpio Rising’ to be a bit celestial,” explains Allison of the Jonny Look-directed video. “The whole idea of laying out in a park in the middle of the summer while looking at the stars holds a significance to me, so I wanted to capture that feeling. I think there’s also a sense of isolation shown in the video that reflects both the song and the headspace I was in while writing Clean.” Watch the video via Harper’s Bazaar HERE or HERE.

Soccer Mommy has also been announced as support for Kacey Musgraves on her February 2019 tour. Allison and her band have been touring non-stop this year, including sold-out headline shows and recently wrapped tours with the likes of Paramore, Liz Phair, Phoebe Bridgers, Speedy Ortiz, as well as her current run with Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks. Tickets go on-sale Friday, July 20 at 10am local - get your tickets HERE and see below to find a show near you.

Clean, out now on Fat Possum, has already received mid-year Best of 2018 nods from the likes of TIME, NPR, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Stereogum, The AV Club, Hypebeast, Paste, The Ringer, Uproxx, Vinyl Me, Please and more. Upon its release, the album also landed at #1 on the NACC College Radio Chart for 4 weeks straight, #1 on Spinitron chart, #7 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, #13 on Billboard’s Vinyl chart, and #79 on Billboard’s Top Album chart. Purchase the album HERE. Watch music videos for “Cool” and “Your Dog” here.

Tour dates (new shows in bold)
7/17/18 - Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre +
7/18/18 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's +
7/22/18 Wooyung, AUS @ Splendour in the Grass
7/25/18 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk +
7/26/18 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall +
7/27/18 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater +
7/28/18 - Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard +
7/29/18 - Kansas City, MO @ RecordBar +
7/31/18 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre +
8/1/18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge +
8/3/18 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre +
8/4/18 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune +
8/5/18 - Portland, OR @ Star Theatre +
8/31/18 - Thornhill, UK @ Electric Fields Festival
9/1/18 - Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
9/4/18 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds
9/5/18 - Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
9/7/18 - Dublin, IE @ The Grand Social
9/8/18 - Liverpool, UK @ Shipping Forecast
9/10/18 - Nottingham, UK @ The Bodega
9/11/18 - Bristol, UK @ Thekla
9/12/18 - Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach
9/13/18 - London, UK @ Scala
9/14/18 - Ghent, BE @ Dok
9/17/18 - Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
9/18/18 - Stockholm, SE @ Melodybox
9/19/18 - Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
9/19/18 - 9/22/18 Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival
9/22/18 - Amsterdam, NL @ Indiestadt
10/3/18 - Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar $
10/4/18 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall $
10/5/18 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry $
10/7/18 - Omaha, NE @ Reverb $
10/10/18 - Ft. Collins, CO @ Downtown Artery $
10/12/18 - Reno, NV @ Holland Project $
10/13/18-10/14/18 - Oakland, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/16/18 - Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom $
10/17/18 - Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress
10/18/18 - Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf $
11/7/18 - Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves
11/29/18 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory Stage
11/30/18 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook
12/1/18 - Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
12/5/18 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/7/18 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
12/8/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
12/15/18 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
2/13/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren Ķ
2/14/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel Ķ
2/15/19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel Ķ
2/18/19 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Ķ
2/19/19 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre Ķ
+ w/ Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
Ķ w/ Kacey Musgraves

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Watch the wonderfully absurd new video for Father John Misty’s “Date Night,” directed & animated by Chad VanGaalen

 Watch the wonderfully absurd new video for Father John Misty’s “Date Night,” directed & animated by Chad VanGaalen
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Premiere via Adult Swim’s Toonami

2018 international tour dates resume July 20th with upcoming headline appearances at Capitol Hill Block Party (July 22nd) and Red Rocks (August 15th)

God’s Favorite Customeravailable now worldwide from Sub Pop, with the exception of Europe through Bella Union

In the new video for Father John Misty’s “Date Night” [watch here], Sub Pop labelmate/visual artist Chad VanGaalen, takes the uptempo rocker and creates a wonderfully absurd and psychedelic visual for it [see Adult Swim premiere July 14th]. “Date Night” is one of the standouts from God’s Favorite Customer, one of the best reviewed albums of 2018.

Father John Misty’s tour dates in support of God’s Favorite Customerresume July 20th in Jacksonville, OR at Britt Pavilion and run through November 18th in Lausanne, Switzerland at Les Docks. Upcoming highlights include headline performances at Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party on Sunday, July 22nd and Red Rocks on August 15th (with TV on the Radio).
Jul. 20 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion !
Jul. 21 - Troutdale, OR - Edgefield Amphitheater !
Jul. 22 - Seattle, WA - Capitol Hill Block Party
Jul. 26 - Buffalo, NY - Canalside %
Jul. 27 - New York, NY - Panorama Music & Arts Festival
Jul. 28 - Newport, RI -  Newport Folk Festival @ Jane Pickens Theater [Official Aftershow]
Jul. 29 - Portland, ME - Thompson’s Point ^
Aug. 01 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art Park Theater ^
Aug. 02 - Washington, DC - The Anthem ***
Aug. 03 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE ***
Aug. 04 - Toronto, ON - Historic Fort York & Garrison Commons
Aug. 10 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
Aug. 12 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory Concert House %
Aug. 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Union %
Aug. 15 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre **
Aug. 17 - Kansas City, MO - Uptown Theater @
Aug. 18 - Omaha, NE - Maha Music Festival
Aug. 22 - Mexico City, MX - El Plaza Condesa
Aug. 25 - Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - Queremos! Festival
Aug. 26 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Auditório Simón Bolívar - Memorial da América Latina
Aug. 29 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - La Trastienda Club
Sep. 01 - Santiago, Chile - Espacio Riesco
Sep. 09 - Vancouver, BC - SKOOKUM Festival
Sep. 14-16 - Chicago, IL - Riot Fest
Sep. 18 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Theater $
Sep. 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater $ [Sold Out]
Sep. 21 - Indianapolis, IN - MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park $
Sep. 22 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre $
Sep. 25 - Charlottesville, VA -  Sprint Pavilion
Sep. 26 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore $
Sep. 28 - Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theater $
Sep. 29 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live $
Oct. 01 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $ [Sold Out]
Oct. 02 - Athens, GA - Georgia Theatre $
Oct. 03 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City $
Oct. 05-07 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 06 - New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre
Oct. 09 - Knoxville, TN - The Mill & Mine $
Oct. 10 - Oxford, MS - The Lyric Oxford $
Oct. 11 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Jones Assembly %
Oct. 12-14 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival
Oct. 26 - Gateshead, UK - Sage Gateshead ^^
Oct. 27 - Liverpool, UK - Olympia ^^
Oct. 28 - Portsmouth, UK - Portsmouth Guildhall ^^
Oct. 29 - Leicester, UK - De Montfort Hall ^^
Oct. 30 - Bath, UK - The Forum Bath ^^
Nov. 01 - Antwerp, Belgium - De Roma ^^
Nov. 02 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Effenaar ^^
Nov. 03 - Groningen, Netherlands - TakeRoot Festival
Nov. 05 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso ^^
Nov. 06 - Darmstadt, Germany - Centralstation ^^
Nov. 07 - Berlin, Germany - Huxleys Neue Welt ^^
Nov. 09 - Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany - Rolling Stone Weekender
Nov. 10 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum Black Box ^^
Nov. 11 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Konserthuset ^^
Nov. 14 - Budapest,  Hungary - Müpa Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall ^^
Nov. 15 - Vienna, Austria - Arena Wien ^^
Nov. 16 - Rust, Germany - Rolling Stone Park
Nov. 17 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik ^^
Nov. 18 -  Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks ^^

! w/ Blitzen Trapper
** w/ TV on the Radio
*** w/ Bully
^ w/ Jenny Lewis
% w/ Lucy Dacus
@ w/ David Beeman
$ w/ King Tuff
% w/ Broncho
^^ w/ Bedouine

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