The Districts w/ girlpuppy & Gold Park
$15 ADV / $18 DOS
"You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere is an unachievable promise,” says The Districts bandleader Rob Grote. “It’s about a dream for love to last forever and a yearning to postpone death. It is about wanting to escape everyday life while also craving time with one who’s present. It’s a plea to remain the same in the face of constant change, and the certainty of going nowhere fast.” Written after playing nearly 200 shows over two years in support of their 2017 album, Popular Manipulations, The Districts’ 4th full-length You Know I’m Not Going Anywhere almost never arrived.
Pulling from the propulsive Popular Manipulations, the jagged indie rock of 2015’s A Flourish and a Spoil, and the rootsy vibe of their 2012 debut, Telephone, the band here followed their creative instincts every step of the way, resulting in their most sophisticated and adventurous record to date. “I really just needed to be myself instead of being what someone else thought I should be, whether that was like some masculine bar-band singer or…I don’t know,” Grote says, laughing. “I just want to be myself, and I want to try and do that as best as I can. This record is paradoxically the most-Districts record ever with no intention of ever being one at all. It’s about breaking free from how you’re seen, always being yourself first and holding on to who you are—but also about coming together as a whole and putting your 'self' aside. Doing all that, I’ve realized, ‘Oh, this is how I want to make music from now on!’”
*Covid-19 update: As a result of the increase in Covid-19 cases, we are proactively stepping up our precautions. The safety of our fans, patrons, bands, team, and family is our top priority. As such, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of show date will be required to attend Growlers shows effective Sep 1 until further notice.
Read on for additional notes: Proof of Covid-19 vaccinations will be required at Growlers events in the form of a vaccination card, a photocopy of your vaccination card, or an electronic picture of your vaccination card on your phone. Proof of negative test can also be in the form of paper, email, or picture on phone All vaccination cards or recent tests must match your ID! We also heavily encourage you to wear your mask when not eating or drinking but will not be required at this time. Growlers will have masks on-site but ask you to please also bring your own if possible. Hand sanitizer stations will also be positioned throughout the venue.
The two-fold aim of these measures is to keep everyone as safe as possible and the shows rolling. We understand not all might agree with this and that’s okay but it’s what’s best and what we have to do for our patrons and families at this time. If for some reason you can’t do this and you have tickets to an upcoming show past Sep 1. You may request a full refund until August 24th.
Thank you for you cooperation and understanding. Team Growlers*
girlpuppy / Gold Park