One of the best things about the Wavves live show has always been watching Nathan Williams stumble through live versions of his music with the same I-don't-give-a-fuck-but-actually-secretly-do-or-else-you-wouldn't-be-listening-to-this attitude that exists in the margins of his recorded work. When he announced that technical drum beast Zach Hill would officially be a part of the band and then followed that up with a six(!) minute single, it seemed like Wavves was going to get real complicated real fast. Maybe that'll be the case at some point in the future, but watching the pair slam their way through their set on Thursday night at Santos Party House was about balance. Hill bulldozed Williams' earlier work, but the newer material is clearly something they've worked on together. Professional concert-goer/filmer Ray Concepcion, was, of course, on hand to capture the whole event. We saw him in the middle of the pit shaking his camera around like he was simulating the world's largest earthquake. You'll probably catch that in one of the three videos he filmed from the show. It'll be just like you were there.
September 30, 2009