Rob Grote

Rob Grote lives in a house whose foyer has wallpaper of pretty pink flowers. His room is on the third floor. When not in Philadelphia, he lives in a Ford E350 with the rest of the Districts, pretending it is made of stained glass. You can follow the Districts on Twitter here.


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The Districts are a four-piece indie rock band from the small town of Lititz, Pennsylvania. The group formed in 2009 while members Rob Grote, Mark Larson, Connor Jacobus, and Braden Lawrence were all still in high school. The prolific young band released its first EP, Kitchen Songs, in 2011 followed by Telephone, its debut full-length, the following year. The Districts' second EP, the more acoustic-leaning While You Were in Honesdale, was released in late 2012 and the band continued to perform regionally. Their mix of jangly indie Americana and blues-inspired rock caught the attention of Mississippi's Fat Possum Records, which signed the Districts in 2013. In January 2014 Fat Possum issued the band's self-titled third EP, which contained three remastered songs from the Telephone album along with two newly recorded tracks. Just over a year later, the Districts returned with their second album, A Flourish and a Spoil, which marked the debut of guitarist Pat Cassidy — Larson opted to go to college — and was produced by John Congleton. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


Rob Grote (the Districts) Talks the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Musique de Film Imaginé

By Rob Grote | May 21, 2015

Rob Grote (the Districts) Talks the Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Musique de Film Imaginé

The Brian Jonestown Massacre’s new album is true theater of the mind.