On Friday February 4, 2011, California rockers/bf/gf Wavves and Best Coast will be playing a show together at the Paradise Rock Club. There are about 26 other dates and you can check them out here: http://www.spin.com/articles/wavves-and-best-coast-plan-winter-tour. This will be Wavves third outing in the Boston area since June. They headlined Great Scott in June (a good show indeed that Chris & I saw) and then just a couple of weeks ago opened for Phoenix at the Agganis Arena (a very good one according to Matt). Best Coast headlined the Middle East Downstairs with UK punk band Male Bonding in late September.
According to Bethany Cosentino, front-woman in Best Coast: “We’re both in summery California bands and I think by doing the tour in winter, we’re bringing summer to places where it’s fucking freezing.”
Happy 18th 25th B-Day to Stephen Pope, formerly of Jay Reatard bass player fame and currently the chief sultan of MTN Dew in a musical collective known as Wavves.
Cause we still dig pre- King of the Beach Wavves and because it’s a kickass song. Not to mention, a great fan video; the home movies footage nicely complements the music.
It’s happening on October 18 at Chris’ favorite last name venue… Agganis Arena! It’s a Monday night and the tickets range from 24 bucks to 38 bucks. Of course, there are fees and things like that added as well. Wavves got added to this shtick a little while ago as opener. They’re playing a little show (at least that’s the way it seems) at Brandeis University on September 18, but this is the real deal. Phoenix, according to a former substitute teacher at WHS, is the best band ever! Well, they are pretty good, I’d say.
Saturday – September 18, 2010
Location: (Presumably) Chum’s Coffee House
Why Presumably? ‘Cause this place has hosted Genesis and J. Geils Band among notable acts in the past.
Well, not for our Cali readers.
– My boy Panda Bear
– Thee Oh Sees
– Wavves + Besty Coasty
– The Muslims [oops I mean The Soft Pack]
young adults: they were good
cloud nothings: even better
wavves: they were quite squirrely. squirrely as fuck. squirrely meaning amazing. so bored? yeah right. so fucking awesome is more like it. no hope? tons of fucking hope. we surfed our asses off. invisibly. stephen pope and billy hayes, God bless you for joining this force with Nathan. YOUR band is excellent now. king of the beach, what a fucking record.
1. Friends Were Gone
2. King of the Beach
3. To The Dregs
6. Green Eyes
7. Take on the World
8. Weed Demon
10. Super Soaker
11. So Bored
12. Linus Spacehead
13. No Hope Kids (spelled ‘No Home Sids’)
14. Beach Demon
Grade: amazing — A/A- (Chris)
Glen and Chris
Seems like we’ve got a new honorary KLYAMer, or EXCUSE ME three of them: Nathan Williams, Stephen Pope, and Billy Hayes.
Yourstru.ly Presents: Wavves “King of the Beach” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.
Chris will be doing his H+E as always, but here’s what happened a couple of nights ago:
King of the Beach
To The Dregs
No Hope Kids