The Growlers Live At The Echo

Photographs by Kayla Fernandez

The Growlers surprised fans with a very intimate show at The Echo, days before their beloved Beach Goth Festival.

 

Review + Photos: Current Joys 

Review and Photos by Corynne Fernandez 

As the crowd poured into The Echo last night for Reno natives, Current Joys sold out show, there was an all-encompassing sense of excitement and eagerness. Prior to Current Joys taking stage, Gap Girls and Bane’s World opened up the night, both giving dreamy performances that made the audience swoon for every note. 

By the time Current Joys made their way on, everyone was teeming with bottled up energy, and as soon as Nick Rattigan—lead singer and guitarist— started with one of the many songs on their diverse set list, the room transformed into a jumping frenzy. Songs like ‘New Flesh’ and ‘My Motorcycle’ ignited a mass sing-along only adding to the night’s vitality. What was really distinct about the whole evening was the understanding between the audience and the band—each one fed off what they gave the other. That notion proved to be more true as the set drew to a close, with Nick performing the last few songs solo. While the venue was already pretty intimate, everything fell into place perfectly for those final moments leaving everyone on a high. 

Blossoms Live at The Echo

All Photos by Kayla Fernandez 

From across the pond, we bring to you, Blossoms. Amassing a large following in the UK,—selling out 2,000 capacity venues—last night’s gig was quite the contrast when the Stockport natives played to eager fans at The Echo. While the venue may have been small, the band’s performance ignited a flame within the crowd. However, when lead singer, Tom Ogden, would slow things down with heartbreak acoustic tunes like, ‘Favorite Room’, the intimacy of the room was amplified and felt like everyone but you and the band had melted away.
We were lucky enough to be in the middle of the crowd and snap some candids of the group as pictured below.
COMING SOON: a video interview with 3 of the members and a fan giveaway!
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