Wavves at The Billiken Club

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A plethora of guitar pedals for Wavves' guitarist Stephen Pope.

That's it. Summer is over, and Wavves sent it packing last night with an adrenaline- and pot-fueled rager. Crowd surfing at the Billiken Club isn't something you see every day, but Wavves is no stranger to turning self-conscious hipsters into seething party monsters. The club was at capacity one song into the opener's set, less than fifteen minutes after the show was scheduled to start. It was the perfect end to a shitty summer, and had all the romance of a high school house party you see only in movies, complete with a rumor that the cops had showed up. Continue reading Diana Benanti's review of Wavves. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.