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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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