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Active Child 4/27 Glasshouse Pomona Review

April 28, 2012 drainu182 0

Last year, Los Angeles-based artist Active Child (real name Pat Grossi) made quite a splash with his critically acclaimed debut, You Are All I See, which made many year-end lists (including mine). Though he spent most of the past couple of years as a supporting act, touring with bands such as School of Seven Bells and M83, this is the year where he gets the chance to be the headlining act. And Friday night, he got his chance by …

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Balam Acab To Tour This Spring with Active Child

April 2, 2012 drainu182 0

Balam Acab announces a co-headlining North American tour with Active Child this Spring. Balam Acab (aka Alec Koone) will tour in support of his debut LP Wander/Wonder released in 2011 on Tri Angle Records.

Wander/Wonder is a mysterious and genuinely haunting record that seems to exist in a world all of it’s own making, balanced between the ecstatic ‘wonder’ referenced in the title and something altogether more indefinable and uncertain of itself, like shards of light flickering through a blanket …

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Active Child Announces U.S. Spring Tour Dates

February 3, 2012 drainu182 0

Active Child, the musical project of choirboy-turned-indie-pop musician Pat Grossi, are pleased to announce U.S. tour dates for the months of April and May. The tour will begin on April 27 at The Glass House in Pomona, CA, before heading across the southern U.S. and up the East Coast with stops at venues in Dallas, Washington D.C., and Boston. Active Child will also play two nights in a row in New York City, first at Bowery Ballroom on May …

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Active Child Announces Tour Dates Supporting M83

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Active Child, the musical project of choirboy-turned-indie-pop musician Pat Grossi, is proud to announce he will be hitting the road with electronic artist M83 for a series of dates beginning on Oct 28 in Washington, D.C. Having just recently wrapped up a successful headlining tour, Active Child will join M83 on a series of dates that will pass through many major venues including Chicago’s Lincoln Hall, the Music Box in Los Angeles, Webster Hall in New York City, and …

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Active Child 8/29 The Echo Photos

September 4, 2011 drainu182 0

Active Child aka Pat Grossi recently released the new album You Are All I See on Vagrant Records. For the entire month of August, Pat performed Monday nights at the Echo in Los Angeles. At his last show, our photographer Kelly Brown ( was there to get some beautiful shots of Pat and the band.

Check out photos below the tour dates

9/5 Atlanta, GA @ Earl*
9/6 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506*
9/7 Washington, D.C. @ …

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Active Child’s Debut Album, You Are All I See, Available Now For Pre-Order

August 9, 2011 drainu182 0

Active Child, the musical project from choirboy-turned-indie-pop musican Pat Grossi, will release his debut album You Are All I See via Vagrant Records on August 23, which can be preordered starting today via iTunes. To preorder the album, just click here

The digital version of You Are All I See will contain 2 bonus tracks, in addition to the album’s 10 tracks. Included will be the exclusive b-side “Call Me Tonight,” and White Sea’s remix of album track …

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Active Child Announces First North American Headlining Tour

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Active Child, the musical project from choirboy-turned-indie-pop musician Pat Grossi, have announced their first North American headlining tour. Having opened for the likes of School of Seven Bells, White Rabbits, and James Blake, fans will be treated on this tour to the first performances of Active Child as a full band.

Pat is especially looking forward to the tour. “I am incredibly excited about my first headline tour and even more excited about exploring these new songs live,” Pat said. …

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Active Child Announce Tour Dates Supporting James Blake

May 4, 2011 drainu182 0

Los Angeles-based Active Child is pleased to announce a run of tour dates kicking off this Sunday May 8 in Washington D.C. The dates will find Active Child supporting U.K. electronic musician James Blake. The tour includes a stop at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall and New York’s Bowery Ballroom. A complete list of tour dates can be found below.

This tour precedes the release of Active Child’s debut album, which will arrive on August 23, 2011, via Vagrant Records. The album …

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Active Child Debuts New Music Video For “I’m In Your Church At Night”

November 23, 2010 drainu182 0

Los Angeles-based artist Pat Grossi aka Active Child is excited to announce the release of his new music video for the song “I’m In Your Church At Night.” Premiering on Pitchfork yesterday, the hypnotic clip for “I’m In Your Church At Night” was directed by Petro Papahadjopoulos and features the work of a magical trio of pastry chefs who use their craft to create two pure and angelic beings – otherworldly to say the very least.


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September 28, 2010 drainu182 0

Active Child and School of Seven Bells have collaborated on a special 7″ project, each taking a crack at remixing the other’s tracks. This limited edition 7″ is on mixed color vinyl, no two of which are exactly alike, and will be available through Lefse Records on October 26. You can pre-order the 7″ inch and instantly receive both tracks as free digital downloads.


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