Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wavves @ Underground Lounge, NYC

Hey guys, this is the first post from our newest writer and good friend, a young lady who happens to be the newly famous anonymous writer and founder of Sorry-mom, a nasty little website that some people think is the most important 3rd wave feminist blog to come out in like the past month, at least. Our pal will be writing regular posts for us concerning some of the more interesting things she encounters in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and below is her first little piece about the recent wave of, uh, Wavves shows in NYC this past weekend. She kind of has a shitty, know-it-all attitude, so don't cry about it. --SR

Nathan Williams is one grumpy little turd. It's his fourth New York show in 48 hrs and after what we're sure was a few nights heavy on beer and light on sleep, his throat is killing him and his speaking voice is reduced to not much more than a croaky whisper. However, I can imagine why else he might be grumpy: The New York fucking Times was at his packed show the previous night, Pitchfork is this close to licking his dick, little art school girls everywhere are sweating his shitty haircut (big time) and here he is in the basement of an Upper West Side coffee house (which, for the record, did not sell coffee) in the middle of a Sunday afternoon. What the hell are we doing here? Despite the shitty locale and the bands showing up a tad late, the tiny room is packed with Columbia students and hungover Brooklyn kids who made the hour + trek to see Nodzzz, Woods and Wavves play. By the time Wavves went on, the audience was shiftless but eerily quiet, standing awkwardly close to each other and whispering after being directed by show booker/Dad-figure Todd P to move closer to the encyclopedia-sized stage. Despite his drummer going missing for the first half of his first song, which he ultimately cut short half-way through due to his tired voice struggling to maintain his trademark hooting, Williams quickly perked back up, bopping enthusiastically through about a half dozen songs. Though he winced dramatically between songs and inexplicably deep throated his Corona instead of letting the bottle's opening meet his mouth like any regular human would (seriously. What?), no one seemed to notice when he tore through crowd favorites "Wavves," "California Goth" and "No Hope Kids" - the diminutive Williams even obliged when Dad P encouraged him to do an encore –after yelling out 3 song titles he had already performed, woops!


Photo of Nathan Williams at Market Hotel show by Joe Perez

44 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

eh...

2:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he's so cute!

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funfact

the first incarnation of the strange boys, when it was just matt hammer and ryan sambol, were called The Waves, but changed it shortly after adding Philip. i figured it was because there was already one (or many) band(s) who had that name. maybe this is why wavves went w/ 2 vs? or maybe it's cause it's ubercool

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude he really is cute. and like. 5'2 tops. swooon

2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man, I need to move to New York so I can be as cool as that guy for no reason.

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry mom was created by a dude. He lives in New York.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT NY WHEN READING THIS BLOG AND I DON'T GIVE A FUCK THAT YOU HAVE A SORT OF FAMOUS BLOG FRIEND. WTF? HURRY UP AND SELL OUT AND GRAB THAT SIRUS RADIO STATION YOU ALWAYS WANTED.

FUUUUUCK.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DON'T GIVE A FUCK ABOUT NY WHEN READING THIS BLOG AND I DON'T GIVE A FUCK THAT YOU HAVE A SORT OF FAMOUS BLOG FRIEND. WTF? HURRY UP AND SELL OUT AND GRAB THAT SIRUS RADIO STATION YOU ALWAYS WANTED.

FUUUUUCK.

3:34 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

do you have any connections at Sirus? If so, email me man!

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like this bitch

3:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW THATS A WOMAN! DAMN!

3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love how all the boys get jealous when us hot bitches think a guy that isn't them is cute.

3:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry mom was created by a dude. He lives in New York.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous some kinda lonely clown said...

rainy days and mondays always get me down.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

shit i wish I was a dude so I wouldn't have to bang all those dummies.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its Tuesday not Monday. No wonder you're depressed you are either overworked, underworked, or on drugs.

1:58 PM first all, my shitty comment had nothing to do with a girl thinking some guy is cute. Everybody knows that girls like musicians because girls are dumb and superficial.

4:39 PM  
Anonymous foot foot and her friend casper said...

my complaints about wavves:

1) judging by the videos online, he fucking sucks live

2) his records have too many fucking fillers. it's annoying, because you've already heard all the actual songs via blog or myspace, then the record leaks or comes out, and it's just got filler bullshit on it

3) the guy seems like he's got a big ego, or is it just me?

4) he makes no effort to capture the essence of his releases live. the guitar sounds almost completely undistorted and his vocals generally sound like shit. so, in the end, one of the only things that was making his songs sound great was the lo-fi-ness of it

5) fantastic magic was fucking great. he was stupid to have left that band

then again, he's starting to live the dream, right? fucking bitches and getting money.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous foot foot and her friend casper said...

my complaints about wavves:

1) judging by the videos online, he fucking sucks live

2) his records have too many fucking fillers. it's annoying, because you've already heard all the actual songs via blog or myspace, then the record leaks or comes out, and it's just got filler bullshit on it

3) the guy seems like he's got a big ego, or is it just me?

4) he makes no effort to capture the essence of his releases live. the guitar sounds almost completely undistorted and his vocals generally sound like shit. so, in the end, one of the only things that was making his songs sound great was the lo-fi-ness of it

5) fantastic magic was fucking great. he was stupid to have left that band

then again, he's starting to live the dream, right? fucking bitches and getting money.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous no need to talk it out, we know what it's all about said...

hey, 239: i'm just some kinda lonely clown that's sad because it's raining, not because it isn't monday.

you're an obnoxious, stupid prick. and you have shit-taste in wimmin.

yours truly,

the coolest girl in the fucking free world.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

besides, he's cute like a baby, not cute like a hunk.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

2:45 - he seems like a totally bloated little brat - but you can probably blame his attitude problem on his short stature. his grumpiness was almost endearing, but almost not. and yes, much different live/more listenable. his blog is more interesting than his records for the most part.

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

2:45 - he seems like a totally bloated little brat - but you can probably blame his attitude problem on his short stature. his grumpiness was almost endearing, but almost not. and yes, much different live/more listenable. his blog is more interesting than his records for the most part.

5:06 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

2:45 - he seems like a totally bloated little brat - but you can probably blame his attitude problem on his short stature. his grumpiness was almost endearing, but almost not. and yes, much different live/more listenable. his blog is more interesting than his records for the most part.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

2:45 - he seems like a totally bloated little brat - but you can probably blame his attitude problem on his short stature. his grumpiness was almost endearing, but almost not. and yes, much different live/more listenable. his blog is more interesting than his records for the most part.

5:11 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

havent read this in a long time. good to see still nothing is going on.
how many people outside your friends read this? 12 maybe 13?

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, tim duncan, it's too bad you got schooled on here so many times and that's why you retreated to gorilla vs bear. Pussy.

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey mom.
quit hitting refresh dumbass.

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mom the commenter is better than mom the band

5:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey maybe if we shot jr didn't have a shit commenting interface maybe i wouldn't accidentally press refresh and fuck shit up.

AHEM.

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't blame me, man.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats going on!!

7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't ask her back for a 2nd interview.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous 2:39 said...

2:54 will you marry me? You seem just like my type.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

don't feel bad, wavves tricked me too. let's learn from our mistakes and do better for our predictions for 2010

9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have to knock me up first, 527.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I had a quarter and a coathanger for every time I've heard that one...

I'd have about $3 and a dozen dead fetuses buried in my backyard.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yep

11:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a bad show review at all.

11:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i really enjoyed this and reading about this anonymous author and her radical website. can anyone tell me, is she hot?

12:09 AM  
Anonymous Lisa g said...

artie is a liar.

11:45 AM  
Anonymous 5:27 said...

7:22 I have no problem with that. Come over to my house.

3:37 PM  
Anonymous SFb said...

Alix now has a music blog AND a bangin dudes blog? The exercise will be good.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous SFb said...

Alix now has a music blog AND a bangin dudes blog? The exercise will be good.

6:41 PM  
Anonymous uh said...

yeah i'm sure she'll lose TONS of weight tippy tapping away on all those blogs. who the fuck is alix, anyway

5:11 PM  

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