Wavves to Wash Over Soma 1/21

Best Coast

MP3: Wavves – “King of the Beach”
MP3: Best Coast – “Boyfriend”

San Diego indie sensations Wavves and lo-fi peers Best Coast will bring their weed-infused indie rock to Soma on 1/21.

Wavves, known as much for their psychedelic garage rock as their onstage antics, caught the ear of many critics following the release of their second album, Wavvves. The band didn’t really rise to indie notoriety, however, until suffering a much-publicized breakdown in Spain. After experiencing some sound problems, singer Nathan Williams had an onstage fight with drummer Ryan Ulsh, inspiring the crowd to pelt the band with trash. A frustrated Ulsh then poured a full cup of beer over Williams’ head. Williams later admitted to having substance abuse problems (and continues to do so frequently on Twitter).

Wavves, seemingly totaled, somehow came back stronger than ever. After some regrouping, the band released an infectious third album called King of the Beach which, like Wavvves before it, earned critical praise and now provides a life soundtrack for stoners across the world.

The band is touring with indie kindred spirits Best Coast, who are fronted by Williams’ girlfriend Bethany Cosentino. While the L.A. band’s sound isn’t identical to Wavves, Best Coast’s low-fi, relaxed vibe makes them about as perfect of a match as can be. Best Coast performed at the Casbah in November, and they did not disappoint. Combine this with the stylings of Wavves, and San Diegans of all ages will be in for a treat at Soma next week. Tickets are here.

Photos of Best Coast at the Casbah – November 10, 2010

Wavves & Best Coast tour dates
01/21/2011 – SOMA – San Diego, CA
01/22/2011 – Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
01/24/2011 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
01/25/2011 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
01/26/2011 – House of Blues NOLA – New Orleans, LA
01/27/2011 – Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL
01/28/2011 – 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
01/29/2011 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
01/31/2011 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
02/1/2011 – Starlight Ballroom – Philadelphia, PA
02/2/2011 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
02/3/2011 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY
02/4/2011 – Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
02/5/2011 – Cabaret Mile End – Montreal, QC, Canada
02/6/2011 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON, Canada
02/8/2011 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
02/9/2011 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
02/10/2011 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
02/11/2011 – Varsity Theatre – Minneapolis, MN
02/12/2011 – Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
02/14/2011 – Fox Theater – Boulder, CO
02/15/2011 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
02/17/2011 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC, Canada
02/18/2011 – Sugar – Victoria, BC, Canada
02/19/2011 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
02/24/2011 – The Music Box – Los Angeles, CA
02/26/2011 – The Grand Ballroom at Regency Center – San Francisco, CA

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