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Must See Show of the Week – Wavves @ The Observatory


Who: Wavves, King Tuff, Jacuzzi Boys

Where: The Observatory

When: Monday, October 14th

Tickets: $20 – BUY HERE

Rarely does a ticket at The Observatory cost more than a dozen dollar bills, but when you have a triple line-up like we do tomorrow night, it is well worth it. Opening the show is Jacuzzi Boys, a Miami-based surf rock that brings an aspect of garage and not giving a flying fuzz that slots them perfectly amongst this line-up. Their stripped-down trio appearance is disarming, a common theme on this bill, but their guitar work outdoes most of the genre's and their live show cranks the energy up a few more notches. After the Boys are done, King Tuff (aka Kyle Thomas) will take the stage and survey his land. The King is the proud wearer of both the SubPop and Burger Records crown and his self-titled album has taken the music scene by drunken storm. The soft-sung yet upbeat and driving anthems King Tuff produces should keep you dancing all night, regardless of blood alcohol levels.

When Wavves takes the stage, they will do slowly and without much fanfare. But when the music starts, prepare to enjoy yourself beyond legal limits, as their blend of garage pop and honest lyrics is a deadly combination. Their albums clock under the 45-minute for a good reason: they don't need to. Each song gets the point across in under four minutes without fail, allowing time for the rocking breakdown and drum patterns that make your long hair swirl in circles. Those of us that are follically challenged will still headbang to the noisier tracks guaranteed to fill their set list, especially coming off of their newest album "Afraid of Heights" which gives the band a new lease on the garage rock life. Regardless of set lists or encores, the gents in Wavves are determined to get the point across musically and expect nothing less this coming Monday.

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