Louisville’s Wax Fang will play the Vernon Club this Saturday night, one night after performing at Buster’s in Lexington. The local trio that combines pop, glam, and progressive rock into a magic stew of sonic goodness will be performing one of their last local shows before a tour of the UK in May … that’s United Kingdom not the University of Kentucky. No, Two Keys is not on their tour schedule.
The power trio with the unique ambiance is the Vernon Club headliner and is set to begin their set at 10:45. Opening acts David Cronin (9:00) and Whistle Peak (9:45) will take the stage first for the 18 and over show. Tickets are general admission and only $9 in advance and $10 the day of the show. Doors will open at 8:00. Get there early if you’d like to take in some bowling downstairs at Vernon Lanes, the oldest bowling alley in Louisville at 124 years of age.
Fans may want to keep that ticket stub because the band seems primed to hit it big. In the UK, they will be playing in support of the reformed Pavement at the All Tomorrows Parties Festival. This wasn’t arranged by booking agents, either. Pavement offered the invitation. While in England, they will also be doing a session for the BBC. So, this is a great opportunity to see them in an intimate setting before they move onto larger venues.
Wax Fang frontman Scott Carney is looking forward to the show, which will include some new, unreleased songs. "I am hoping the thundering of bowling balls racing through the ceiling coupled with the booze and the haze of anti bacterial shoe spray will create a state of hormonal hyperactivity that will climax during one of my many guitar meanderings, sending a ripple of sexual energy through the crowd, causing them to each grab ahold of their neighbor and elope with them in a huge, hypnotic orgy, like the end of the film, Perfume."
No journalist, critic, or marketing executive could provide a better advertisement for a show.