Words and Photos by Adrian Gandara
Classic indie outfit Growl released their first full-length album, Won’t You, this Saturday at Cheer Up Charlie’s. Poet-rapper Tåsi opened the release party to an already-packed audience. The Two Lips made the journey from San Marcos to play their brand of bass-smashing rock. The Halfways were there, their guitars, keys, mandolin and Omnichord coming together like little pieces in an complex clock.
Growl more or less played through all of the long-time-coming Won’t You from beginning to end. “This is the part where you’d turn the album over,” lead singer Santiago Dietche told the crowd midway.
Popper Burns — self-described “Queerdo Trash-Punk Trash” trash — closed out the night.