Lagunitas hosts The Mogwli’s, Tumbleweed Wanderers at Indy


Mogwli’s Photos & Writing by Marc Fong // Tumbleweed Wanderers Photos by Sterling Munksgard //

Lagunitas CouchTrippin’ to Austin: The Mowgli’s & Tumbleweed Wanderers
The Independent — San Francisco
March 5th, 2014

Lagunitas knows how to throw a hell of a party. The Lagunita’s CouchTrippin’ Tour stopped by SF’s Independent March 5th for a free party which included free beer, burlesque dancers, a man wearing a rabbit costume wielding a mic, a glass-walker, and a gaggle of party-goers each with a beer in both hands. And even better yet, Lagunitas brought out some fantastic party bands.


The Tumbleweed Wanderers took the stage around 9 to a beer-soaked crowd. These funky rockers kept the party rolling by blasting a mix of folk, soul, and feel-good rock. The Oakland band puts on an energetic and eclectic show with highlights of the night including the band’s cover of Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back”. The drunken crowd was already having a good time, but when TW took to the stage, a true party erupted.

By the time the Mowgli’s had arrived, the full house was at full party mode. The LA band was the icing on the sold-out Independent cake. Reminiscent of party-band favorites like Grouplove and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, the Mowgli’s sound is loud and playful. It’s a quirky sound that dances between folk and indie rock. There’s a youthful sweetness in their sound that made everyone smile and bob their head with something more than drunk enthusiasm.


With the energy of a chihuahua on Red Bull, every member of the band bounced and sang on stage while front man, Colin Dieden, made close friends with the crowd. Perhaps aided by free liquid courage, attendees embraced the joyous sound and the band, and those that could were singing along at the top of their lungs, while those who couldn’t were pretending they could and swaying to the music.

The Mowgli’s played an amazingly fun show and the Indy, which was the perfect place to hear their awesome sound. When you can, you have to check them out…and that’s not just the Lagunitas talking.


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