The Growlers Beach Goth Tour 2018
Sept. 7, 2018 at the Neptune Theatre
Words/Photos Travis Trautt
The group, which is signed to Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records, share’s many similarities with the label owner’s former band the Strokes, adopting a seemingly nonchalant artifice with which to deliver artful, hook-laden modern rock. On the band’s more recent records, their chiming guitars have been more frequently complemented or replaced by keyboardist Kyle Straka’s vintage-organ styled synth.
On Sept. 7, the first of two back-to-back shows at the Neptune in Seattle’s University District, the Growlers came out with the hits, running through crowd favorites like “City Club,” “Dope on a Rope” and “One Million Lovers” right from the start.
It was a solid rock show from top to bottom and the sold-out crowd was pumped up throughout. Here are a few shots from the evening.