LIVE: The Growlers

Are you in or are you out? Beach-goth pioneers the Growlers had San Diego feeling those "Humdrum Blues" on May 9 at the Observatory North Park.

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The Growlers (singer Brooks Nielsen, pictured) headlined the Observatory North Park on May 9.
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The show was completely sold out.
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The band originally formed in Dana Point, California, in 2006 before eventually moving to Costa Mesa in Orange County.
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Aside from Nielsen, the band includes Matt Taylor on lead guitar, Scott Montoya on drums, Anthony Braun on bass and Kyle Straka on keyboards/guitar.
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They released their first album, titled "Are You In or Out," in 2009.
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The band is known for its unique brand of music, affectionately dubbed "beach goth," which includes psychedelia, surf, pop, rock and reggae.
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They've toured with the likes of the Black Keys, Dr. Dog, Devendra Banhart, Julian Casablancas and others.
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Their shows often include a bit of fun theatricality, like wigs, make-up, women's dresses and props.
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The Growlers host the annual Beach Goth Party, a music festival, at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California.
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Last year's Beach Goth Party featured artists such as the Drums, DIIV, GZA, Foxygen, Chelsea Wolfe, White Arrows and many others.
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They've released five studio full-lengths, including last year's "Chinese Fountain."
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The band is featured in a scene in Paul Thomas Anderson's latest film, "Inherent Vice."
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With so many people singing along at the Observatory show, the crowd occasionally drowned out Nielsen with their own voices.
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