Minnesota rockers Howler have officially confirmed a 2012 Irish Tour Date which will see them hit Dublin this coming May! Howler will be performing live on stage at The Academy 2 in Dublin on Wednesday the 2nd of May 2012. Tickets for Howler live at The Academy 2 in Dublin are priced from €13 including booking fee and will be on sale from Wednesday the 15th of February 2012 through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Howler live at The Academy 2 in Dublin.
Howler is the brain child of Jordan Gatesmith. The 19 year old picked up the guitar only 5 years ago, and learned quickly. After being the guitarist for several regionally successful projects, Jordan Gatesmith felt like it was time for his voice to be heard, and wanted to write and sing his own songs. He has always had a natural affinity towards early 60’s American rock and pop songs, as well as 80’s punk, he makes these influences his own. Jordan claims to be terribly A.D.D. and needs to be working all the time. Fortunately for music fans he is not medicated for it, so he is constantly creating. After starting a new band each week for about 2 months straight Howler became the clear standout, and he now offers up the ‘This One’s Different EP’.
Jordan decribes Howler as “an 80’s punk band cleaned up just enough so you could stick a corsage on it and take it to prom.” His vocals sound like a slightly twee Lux Interior, while his guitar skills remind one of Lou Reed on Transformer. Howler’s overall sound can be described as a cross between the Cramps and the Replacements, with a dash of VU.
Jordan has since been joined by Max Petrek on keyboard, Brent Mayes on drums, and most recently the great Ian Nygaard on guitar as official members of Howler.
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