15 questions about The Growlers (September 11, Vinyl)

The Growlers perform Friday, September 11 at Vinyl.
Photo: Wayne Posner/Erik Kabik Photo Group

The Orange County psych-rock band kicked off its 31-show fall 2015 tour in Vegas, playing two shows to a fervent young audience, fond of throwing drinks and the occasional ladies’ undergarment.

Does singer Brooks Nielsen have a lipstick kiss on his cheek? Nice bow tie, right? Does he remind you of Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing, twisted but magnetic, romantic even? Who threw that tan Granny bra? They didn’t have a cuter one?

Do you detect Dylan? The Doors? You hear Sublime?! What kind of music did the sextet listen to as teenagers? Speaking of teenagers, am I too old to be here? Can you believe the bar is so empty? Was that a fist fight or a moshpit? It wasn’t a moshpit? Where did the bow tie go? And more importantly, when are they coming back?

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  • “We saw Shania [Twain’s] and Garth [Brooks’ residencies] and we’ve been talking about trying to fall somewhere in the middle of that.”

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