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18Jan
The Districts
7:30 PM - 11:59 PM Moroccan Lounge
Date: January 18, 2019 to January 18, 2019
Where: Moroccan Lounge, 901 E 1st St., Los Angeles, California, United States, 90012
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
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Its not uncommon for musicians to grow and evolve between releasesbut even by those standards, the Districts Popular Manipulations is stunning. The Pennsylvania-borne bands third full-length represents an exponential leap in sound and cohesion, an impressive and impassioned burn with a wide scope that threatens to swallow everything else surrounding it. Perhaps its a clich to say so, but while listening, you might find yourself wondering why people dont make indie rock like this anymore.The total electric charge of Popular Manipulations is just the latest evolution for the impressively young quartet, whose founding membersvocalist/guitarist Rob Grote, bassist Connor Jacobus, and drummer Braden Lawrencehave known each other since attending grade school together in the Pennsylvania town of Lititz. After deciding to form a band in high school, the Districts gigged hard in the tri-state area, releasing a slew of promising material (including the rootsy 2012 debut Telephone) before catching the eye of venerable indie Fat Possum. 2015s A Flourish and a Spoil found the band refining their embryonic sound with veteran producer John Congleton (St. Vincent, Kurt Vile)and looking back on that release, there are glimmers of Popular Manipulations in chrysalis form to be found on it, hints of the fence-swinging anthemic sound theyd soon make wholly their own.After touring behind A Flourish and a Spoil, Grote began playing with different ideas in his own songwriting by making demos at a prolific pace. We knew that we wanted to change some things musically, so we were trying to come up with as many songs as possible to narrow the direction we wanted to take the material, he states. In total, they ended up with 50 song ideas, and so they were off to LA in May of 2016 with new guitarist Pat Cassidy in tow to log more recording time with Congleton, with four of Popular Manipulations songs coming out of the sessions.We have a lot of overlapping tastes and preferences fo
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