Posted in music | pictures on May 6, 2013

photos by Amanda Hatfield; words by Bill Pearis

Wax Idols at Cake Shop - 5/3/13
Wax Idols

San Francisco's Wax Idols brought their tour with TV Ghost through NYC for two shows over the weekend. First, they hit Cake Shop on Friday (5/3) for a show with The Laurels and Far Out Fangtooth. The more gothy post-punk direction of Wax Idols' very good new LP, Discipline + Desire, is definitely a more natural fit for Hether Fortune and the band put on an intense, rocking show. If you like Savages and haven't checked out Wax Idols yet, you should. (If they are not quite the musicians Savages are, Wax Idols deliver more hooks.) TV Ghost threw themselves into their performance as well, or in the case of singer (and Fortune's husband) Tim Glick, threw himself around the stage. The next day, they headed over to Brooklyn for a show at Shea Stadium.

More pictures from Cake Shop, plus a few videos and the setlist from Wax Idols performance, are below...

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Far Out Fangtooth

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Wax Idols - "Stare Back" at Cake Shop - 5/3/13

Wax Idols - "When It Happens" at Cake Shop - 5/3/13

Wax Idols - "The Last Drop" at Cake Shop - 5/3/13

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Comments (9)

I caught the Wax Idols in DC, and I was impressed - definitely a band to keep an eye on.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2013 12:31 PM

The wax idolas are wicked! No one holds a candle to them. They light up the room when the perform. There is no match for them!

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2013 1:07 PM

Pretty rad show. Would like to see them in better venue though.

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2013 1:58 PM

Wax Idols were great - love the new LP - but I really thought TV Ghost were a little better. Tight as hell and lots of diverse influences. Hopefully they have a new LP coming out soon...

Posted by Anonymous | May 6, 2013 11:28 PM

love tv ghost so much

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2013 11:12 AM

Pretty rad show. Would like to see them in better venue though.

Posted by free e3lanat | May 8, 2013 3:25 PM

we love wax idols.

Posted by Georgia | May 12, 2013 4:58 AM

Lotta deez comments seem like self praise. dope 7" though

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 7:43 PM

Get rid of the backing vocals. Most of the song has a rockin out sound to it and the "ahhhh-ah-ahhhh" doesn't fit with it. Replace it with a heavy guitar to make it harder not softer.

Posted by Joa | September 29, 2014 1:52 PM

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