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(Surf) Punk Is Not Dead

Wavves will be coming to Charlotte on April 29th

By Jackson Sadinsky

Within the past few years, bands such as FIDLAR and Pup have taken the underground scene by storm. With strong riffing, loud, catchy vocals, and energetic free-flowing anthems, surf punk is back – with no intention of leaving again.

This California rock sound is continued and at peak performance within Wavves. The vibrant group, led by frontman Nathan Williams, have released 4 full lengths to date, with a 5th releasing next month. Bringing the warm vibes and catchy hooks straight to the Underground on April 29th, the LA band is touring to support said upcoming 5th album, You’re Welcome, due May 19th through (their own label) Ghost Ramp. If you haven’t given Wavves a listen yet, put them on the next time you’re in need of a feel-good, loud, fast distraction from the mundane. Easy to memorize, easy to yell along to, the surf-rockers know how to pack energy into a track, and will unleash that energy at their show. A great first track would be the title track of the new album, “You’re Welcome” or “Animal,” two singles coming from the new record.

If you feel like throwing it back a bit, the band’s comedic effort at fulfilling the goals of every rocker in “I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl” from the band’s 2011 release Life Sux, would be a good place to see a more Joyce Manor side of the band.

Wavves are currently on tour supporting Blink-182, and will be playing The Underground as an off-day show with tourmates The Naked and Famous, a group of indie-electronic New Zealanders who promise a fun night at the music factory.

Charlotte will be dancing and wishing we lived closer to a better beach, and with summer right around the corner Wavves will put us in the perfect mindset to do so. April 29th, The Underground, be there – and be ready to dance and sing along!


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