[CONCERT RECAP] An Intimate Night With Silversun Pickups

[CONCERT RECAP] An Intimate Night With Silversun Pickups

[CONCERT RECAP] An Intimate Night With Silversun Pickups


“We’re a producers nightmare.”

Last week, The GRAMMY Museum welcomed LA indie rockers, Silversun Pickups, for their latest iteration of Homegrown, a series that features performances by prominent musicians in their 200-seat Clive Davis Theater. The night included a lighthearted and insightful conversation about their latest album, ‘Better Nature’, led by Scott Goldman, Vice President of the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, before the group played an acoustic set that included tracks from the album as well as fan favorites like “Lazy Eye”.


The foursome – Brian Aubert, Christopher Guanlao, Joe Lester, and Nikki Monninger, with occasional interjections from Brian’s baby boy, Nico – spoke for nearly an hour, hitting on topics like what what it was like working with Jack Knife Lee and Dave Cooley, the process behind recording ‘Better Nature’, and what it’s been like writing music as the group has matured over the years.

“‘Neck Of The Woods’ was a reaction to the other records. It was tight and geometric and having rules and doing this and that. And so this one, because we put so much into it and we toured with it, we were over it. And now it was about no rules, everything loud, every single thing loud, every thing has to be coming in – I don’t care if I have a million guitar parts on it – it doesn’t matter to me, I’ll figure it out live later on.” -Brian Aubert

Check out our photo recap & Facebook Live video from the evening below, and make sure to catch them on tour this year!

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