Starcrawler didn't hold anything back at the Small Ballroom on Thursday night. Pictures: Joshua Nash
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GALLERY: US rockers The Growlers and Starcrawler pull out all stops at Small Ballroom

The Growlers + Starcrawler – Small Ballroom Thursday 9 January. Pictures: Joshua Nash

It was a mammoth night of no fooling rock and roll at a capacity Small ballroom on Thursday night thanks to in-your-face glam-punk superstars Starcrawler and Californian ‘beach goth’ outfit The Growlers.

Kicking off proceedings, LA’s Starcrawler ripped right into a set chock full of hook-laden riffs and punk rock attitude thanks in no small part to frontwoman Arrow de Wilde who spat fake blood with abandon and had the vowed in the palm of her hand for the duration.

Our snapper Joshua Nash described the set as: “performance art through a music filter,” while declaring that Arrow could very well be the product of an unholy union of GG Allin, Iggy Pop, and Courtney Love!


With the crowd suitably warmed up The Growlers took to the stage.

Walking on stage to the strains of The Kinks’ Antipodean classic Australia, frontman, Brooks Nielsen greeted the audience with a huge grin and danced around the stage before kicking off the set with new material from their latest release A Natural Affair.

The Growlers

Seamlessly making their way from song to song incorporating a large range of tracks from each of their eight albums created an ever-changing and fun set.

The Growlers, while decidedly more subdued than the wildly wild Starcrawler, are a great live act who never disappoint


The Growlers

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