Best Coast, Wavves & No Joy played 9:30 Club (stream it) and Webster Hall (pics) — MHOW tonight
photos by Chris Gersbeck
“Off to Wavves and Best Coast –
maybe I’ll show up on Hipster Runoff tomorrow” – Wesley Barrow
“At best coast/wavves, 99 percent of people here
follow best coast’s cat on twitter” – WiLD ViBES
Best Coast @ Webster Hall
“The ’90s are back, and along with flannel, environmentalism and 20-something ennui, the resurgence has brought some great self-deprecating rock songs.
Best Coast and Wavves are responsible for the best of them. The two young bands performed at the 9:30 Club on Monday night, singing about California boredom and slacker romance – the latter made all the more intriguing by the fact that Best Coast singer Bethany Cosentino and Wavves singer Nathan Williams are a couple.
And while the neo-grunge lovebirds have both toured doggedly (and separately) in support of their both-excellent 2010 albums, Monday’s gig proved that neither act has quite figured out how to translate the heroic loserdom of their recordings to the stage.
Still, these losers have been wildly successful.” [Washington Post]
Two nights after DC, last night (2/2), Best Coast, Wavves, and tour-opener No Joy played a sold out show at Webster Hall, and they do it again tonight at Music Hall of Williamsburg. More pictures from Webster Hall are below…