Best Coast / Wavves @ Granada Theater

What hasn't already been said about this show? See Pitchfork and the Fader.  I knew coming into to the show, it was going to be an  absolutely fun-filled affair with the SoCal duo of Best Coast and Wavves.   I have been a fan of Wavves for quite some time and had been biting my time to catch them live; yes, I missed them in New York too.  And with Best Coast really making a name for themselves with their debut album, Crazy For You, it was obvious this show was going to be great.

After watching No Joy perform, who had a great set, Wavves jumped onstage and literally blew the roof off.  Performing old and newer songs alike, I don't think there was a single dull moment in their set.  Their sound was mind-numbing but their music was so electric that you couldn't help but dance around.  The capacity crowd went from head-bobbing to full out Peanuts dancing in a matter of minutes.  It was great.  It became somewhat apparent that co-headlining tour was almost not fair, as Wavves' sound and stage presence were hard to beat.  I would definitely catch them on this tour or any tour in which they are a part of.

After a short break, Best Coast took the stage and hurled the crowd into a haze of lo-fi pop goodness. Their sound was fairly reminiscent of their studio tracks, which is to say that they were pretty straightforward in their delivery.  Not to say that's a bad thing but it was a definite change from watching Wavves onstage.  Best Coast delivered most or all of Crazy For You with a few extras sprinkled in, including the much talked about cover of Loretta Lynn's "Fist City" (below); I myself was amazed at the amount of attention the video of the cover got.  Overall their set was pretty solid and I can see why they were chosen to split headlining duties with Wavves but when I look back, I think most would have agreed that on this particular night, Wavves ruled supreme.

Pictures and videos of the show are below:

Best Coast

Best Coast / Wavves @ Granada Theater Best Coast / Wavves @ Granada Theater Reviewed by Scott Rowe, Editor on January 25, 2011 Rating: 5
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