Monday, May 21, 2018

Broken Stems

Band Members
Jesse Gawlik
Brad Sweet
Andrew Bache
About The Band
Broken Stems’ sound is rooted heavily in blues and 70’s rock'n'roll music. The San Diego music scene has embraced their hard-hitting unapologetic shows with overwhelming support and Broken Stems have embraced their diverse fan-base as well. The music crosses generations with influences from Hendrix, Zeppelin and Pink Floyd but also reaches a younger generation that listen to the music of Jack White, Black Keys and Delta Saints. This diverse crowd is what makes the difference when you go to any Broken Stems show.
With the release of their first EP, “We Are Home” in late 2013 the five song EP quickly became an underground hit in the San Diego music scene and began bringing crowds to their shows around Southern California. In 2015 the band began working on their first follow-up album after doing a few tours through the west, performing on eight stages at South by Southwest and taking part in “Caravan to Cabo”, which was a two week tour through Mexico with six other bands where they donated instruments to orphanages and performed.

Broken Stems full length album, "What Are You Connected" was released November 2016 and featured the band's first single "Hear You Calling" which landed in the top 10 of iHeart Radio's Rising Star competition in 2016 and also got the band selected in the Top 10 Best Live Performances for the JBL Best American Band 2017. The album was recorded entirely in their garage and produced in-house by their keyboard player Brad Sweet.
Social Media Links
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Broken Stems: For All of Mankind
NBC San Diego
On this week’s Spotlight, the Broken Stems explain why music should benefit all of humanity. Catch their album release party at the Irenic on Saturday, Dec. 3, with Creature & the Woods.
Caravan to Cabo
The San Diego based band brings Blues, Rock & Soul with a positive wave of energy and an eclectic California sound. The latest moving documentary, “Caravan to Cabo” premiere took place at The Music Box Theater in San Diego, CA.
Broken Stems Emerges on Macy’s iHeart Radio Rising Star
iHeart Radio
Broken Stems has emerged on the scene to theme your summer. Their recent rise in the music scene has drawn a strong following called the “Stems” who are set to fall on the earth everywhere their sound is played.
“What Are You Connected” – diverse and overall compelling territory
The opening track alone, on the new album is a knockout. “Illuminate Your Halo” starts off innocuously, with jangly guitars and a piano-driven rhythm, but any notion of this being just another indie rock song is thrown out the window when Jesse Gawlik delivers his unforgettable soaring chorus.
Blending Positivity with Rock, Broken Stems Bring a Fresh Perspective to Music
We are living in an exciting time where artists and musicians are breaking boundaries in the pursuit of more authentic expression. Broken Stems is a band that does just that.
Jesse Gawlik / Broken stems
Gear And Loathing
Today on Gear and Loathing in San Diego, Jesse Gawlik – guitarist in Broken Stems – shares his go-to rig, talks up DIY recording, and cops to an (unhealthy?) Guitar Center appreciation. Check out the interview and be sure to catch the band at their album release show this Saturday at The Irenic.