Alt. rock, good vibes torchbearers The Mowgli’s are hitting the road this summer bringing their feel-good anthems to the East Coast and Midwest on their Summer Vacation tour, supported by Petal and Arms Akimbo.

From their beginning as a music collective in Venice Beach, California, The Mowgli’s have been writing songs of love, unity, and togetherness. Their breakout hit “San Francisco” brought them national attention and cemented the band as indie-rockers with purpose and a message. Two subsequent albums and two independent EP have captured an ever-growing fanbase drawn to their message of positivity.

“California indie collective The Mowgli's infuse their latest EP with their signature breezy style and heartwarming lyrics.” - Pop Dust

This tour comes on the heels of their second independent EP release American Feelings, a collection of songs about connection and the lack thereof in the modern world, that has been streamed over 2 million times and was released to warm praise from fans and the media alike. Billboard called the brooding song “Norman Rockwell” a“..richly textured and rhythmic track, ” Alternative Addition said “The EP features four of the band’s best songs to date,” and Unclear Magazine commented that “with nostalgic touches with a modern heartbeat, the band gives us the ballads of love and light.”

“American Feelings shows how truly versatile The Mowgli’s are as a group.”

- Highlight Magazine

The Mowgli’s - who began as a 10+ member group playing house parties and warehouse gatherings - is now led by Katie Jayne Earl with singer/guitarist Josh Hogan, drummer Andy Warren, keys player David Appelbaum and Matt Di Panni on bass. The release of their first major-label LP Waiting For The Dawn in 2013 saw immediate success with the hit single “San Francisco” and the band quickly found themselves playing to sold out crowds in clubs around the U.S. and inundated by requests for press, sponsorships and partnerships. The band’s music has accumulated 250 Million streams and counting, and they’ve graced the stages of major festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, ACL, Firefly, Osheaga, Arroyo Seco, BottleRock, Bumbershoot and more. They’ve worked with major international brands such as Spotify, Abercrombie, Levi’s, GM, Dunkin’ Donuts, VW and Verizon and continue to spread their message of positivity not only through their music but through their work with charities such as Heal The Bay, Happy Bottoms and the International Rescue Committee.


w/ Arms Akimbo and Petal

7.14 @ Union Stage - Washington, D.C.

7.16 @ Elevation 27 - Virginia Beach, VA

7.17 @ The Underground - Fillmore - Charlotte, NC

7.19 @ The Social - Orlando, FL

7.20 @ Jack Rabbits - Jacksonville, FL

7.21 @ Crowbar - Tampa, FL

7.24 @ White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX

7.26 @ Globe Hall - Denver, CO

7.27 @ Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO

7.29 @ The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO

7.30 @ The HiFI - Indianapolis, IN

7.31 @ Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH *

8.01 @ The Basement East - Nashville, TN *

* w/o Petal





"Both emotionally impassioned and irresistibly danceable, the London-born, LA transplant’s  new single 'My Worst Enemy' is a window into the tumultuous ups and downs of a rising artist." - Ones to Watch

Los Angeles based artist Desi Valentine  has released the stellar dance inducing “My Worst Enemy” single that that gives a stylistic wink to retro soul.  When going into the studio to collaborate with Morgan Taylor Reid on the song the two asked themselves “what would Nina Simone do in this day and age?” says Valentine.” A throwback sound like this is about picking the right elements, as less is more. We had the most fun tracking the vocals. I get to wail on this one! My hope is that people feel the emotion in the lyrics.”

Valentine  is a recording artist, singer, and songwriter with a modern mind and a timeless sound. Desi wears a balanced medley of enticing contradictions: he’s traditional, and he’s innovative. He’s peaceful, and he’s disruptive. He’s relatable to all, but comparable to none. His voice is both velvet and smoke.

“My Worst Enemy” was written about unrequited desire and what it’s like to feel like you don’t have control over yourself. The track was inspired by the time in Desi’s career where he had a song on the top of the digital charts but was struggling to make rent - and the juxtaposition of being at rock bottom while experiencing major success.  The song that catapulted Desi to the top of the digital charts  was “Fate Don’t Know You.” The song was featured in last years season finale on the hit show Suits on the USA Network, debuted on the Spotify Viral 50 chart in the UK, Canada, Australia, Sweden and the Netherlands. On Shazam the song debuted in the Top 20 on the Future Hits charts in the U.S., U.K. Australia and in the top 100 in the Global chart, and on iTunes the track debuted in the Top 100 in the UK.

Growing up in London, Desi honed his musical chops performing on the West End and working as a backup vocalist for Sir Elton John and Leona Lewis. Upon moving to Los Angeles, Desi dove deep into songwriting and his songs started to appear on notable film/TV programs such as Daredevil (Netflix),  Lucifer (FOX)  Queen Sugar (OWN) A Girlfriends Guide to Divorce (BRAVO), as well as advertising campaigns with FitBit, Toyota and NY&CO.  Despite becoming a master songwriter, it’s performing and connecting with a live audience that is Desi’s first true love. Desi has played festivals such as SXSW and Bumbershoot,  last year supported Andra Day on her U.S. tour and will be supporting Vintage Trouble in the U.S. this fall.

w/ Vintage Trouble
OCT 17  The Castle Theatre Bloomington, IL
OCT 18  Turner Hall Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
NOV 2  The Kessler Dallas, TX
NOV 3  Scoot Inn Austin, TX
NOV 4  The Heights Houston, TX
NOV 5 Tower Theatre Oklahoma City, OK
NOV 7 Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
NOV 8  The State Room Salt Lake City, UT
NOV 10  Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
NOV 11  Neumos Seattle, WA
NOV 12  Rickshaw Theatre North Vancouver, Canada
NOV 14  Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
NOV 15  The Wiltern Los Angeles, CA
NOV 16  The Fillmore San Francisco, CA

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