September 12, 2010

Wavves at The Billiken Club

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.
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A plethora of guitar pedals for Wavves' guitarist Stephen Pope.
A plethora of guitar pedals for Wavves' guitarist Stephen Pope.
A look at the Billiken Club schedule.
A look at the Billiken Club schedule.
Christmas Island performing at the Billiken Club.
Christmas Island performing at the Billiken Club.
Christmas Island performing at the Billiken Club.
Christmas Island performing at the Billiken Club.
Christmas Island performing at the Billiken Club.
Christmas Island performing at the Billiken Club.
A crazy crowd showing love for Wavves.
A crazy crowd showing love for Wavves.
Billy Hayes of Wavves performing at the Billiken Club.
Billy Hayes of Wavves performing at the Billiken Club.
An enthusiastic crowd showed up for Wavves.
An enthusiastic crowd showed up for Wavves.
The line to get into the Wavves show.
The line to get into the Wavves show.
Nathan Williams of Wavves performing at the Billiken Club.
Nathan Williams of Wavves performing at the Billiken Club.