Growing up is Dumb is an ecliptic fest of DIY bands from around the country, but highlighting the Southern California scene. Aaron Kovacs from Lauren Records put on the fest for it’s second year.
Headliners for me this year were Spraynard, and Elvis Depressedly but many other amazing bands played including Shinobu, Alex G, Old Gray, Dikembe, Hemingway, Aaron’s band Winter Break, Joyce Manor, Roman Candles, Merry Christmas and Calculator to name a few. I came down from Portland to see all my friends and watch my favorite bands.
At Growing Up Is Dumb Vol. 1 last summer I had probably the best memories of the year. Vol 2 did not disappoint. Thank you to everyone involved especially Aaron for putting it together.
Aaron Kovacs is the man. If It weren’t for Lauren Records and Recess Records, Benny The Jet Rodriguez would be nothing. I really admire the work he does, and how passionate he is. Love that dude.
All of this run by one of the coolest, hard working guys I know. Aaron is my hero!