HigherGround Music
The Griswolds

The Griswolds

Dreamers

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Showcase Lounge

South Burlington, VT

$15 advance | $15 day of show

This event is all ages

The Griswolds
The Griswolds
“Get out there, make some bad decisions, live, take risks, make sacrifices, fall in love, stop thinking about the consequences, experience life and learn from your mistakes”

From the opening track of The Griswolds breakthrough second album High Times For Low Lives there are bad decisions, dubious choices and — right there in “Role Models” — electro-funk keyboard stabs that punch through the heart of a beat-laden RnB jam. There are drugs, models and sparkling, innovative pop. And if you thought you knew The Griswolds, think again.

High Times For Low Lives is the Australian four-piece’s explosive coming out party, an amalgam of electro RnB rock intersecting with the slinky indie they’re known best for from 2014’s debut Be Impressive. Thematically following the process of a relationship decline, the ups and downs of following dreams, and how these moments showcase life at its fullest, High Times for Low Lives is an immersive thematic experience, as well as a sonic evolution of The Griswolds.

The band — singer Chris Whitehall, guitarist/keyboardist Daniel Duque-Perez, bassist Tim John and drummer Lachlan West — teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Sleigh Bells, fun. and more) at his Los Angeles studio and strikingly evolved their musical personality. Their relentlessly catchy tropical indie-rock is now draped in swathes of funk, RnB, hip-hop and electro, with echoes of Michael Jackson, The Weeknd, Prince, Tame Impala and Kendrick Lamar abounding in its dancefloor-ready pop...

High Times For Low Lives is a record that’s built on The Griswolds challenging themselves to evolve their sonic palette while dealing with tattered lives and in shredded emotional states. It stands as a unique statement on the cutting edge of pop music in 2016.
Dreamers
Dreamers
DREAMERS (members of Motive) is a unique brand of grunge that is nostalgic for a space somewhere between art-school eccentric and the late 1970s punk scene.

Prepare to embark on a journey with DREAMERS, with their unique brand of grunge that is nostalgic for a space somewhere between art-school eccentric and the late 1970s punk scene. Drawing inspiration from the likes of John Lennon and David Lynch, DREAMERS are ready to send their kaleidoscopic sound out into the universe. Their colorfully passionate music tugs at heartstrings and will have you dancing around the room all in one fell swoop, with their debut release "This Album Doesn't Exist" set to drop on November 18, 2014.

Currently wandering amidst the streets of Brooklyn, DREAMERS is comprised of Nick Wold (vocals, guitar), Chris Bagamery (drums, backup vocals), and Nelson (bass, backup vocals). Having arisen in Seattle and Maryland, they each found a contemplative solace in music, and first met in another life as part of four-piece band, Motive. After catching the attention of the likes of MTV2 and New York Times as well as opening slots for the likes of The Vaccines and Bear Hands,Motive eventually parted ways only to reform in this current life as a three-piece outfit, which would become DREAMERS.

DREAMERS' upcoming album, due for release November 18, is a psychedelic collection of indie rock tunes that journeys through an array of experiences culminating in the transcendental "This Album Doesn't Exist". The first single, "Wolves", is a more pensive track from the release, and an apt introduction to the band. It speaks of the influence other people can have on us, whether good or bad, and showcases the band's expressive songwriting. "It's a tale about how other people can drag you down, drag you up, or generally affect you, especially if you pay a lot of attention to them," explains Wold.
Venue Information:
Showcase Lounge
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/