Best Coast, Wavves
Sun-drenched SoCal noise-poppers Best Coast and Wavves have teamed up on a joint tour they've dubbed "Summer Is Forever." It's a pretty bold move, then, bringing that sweltering traveling sideshow through Minneapolis during the heart of winter, but hopefully their bright, vivacious brand of beach-side garage rock will warm all of us up for at least one night. Best Coast frontwoman Bethany Cosentino (pictured) and Wavves mastermind Nathan Williams have an on again/off again relationship that will certainly make this tour an intriguing one for the two of them, but that familiarity should also forge a sense of togetherness and playful competition that will serve to energize their performances. While the dreamy pop featured on Best Coast's insanely catchy debut, Crazy for You, takes on a livelier, grittier edge in a live setting, you never truly know what you are going to get from a Wavves performance—and that unpredictability and instability is clearly part of the overall appeal of the band. Hopefully the memorable meltdowns in Williams's past are behind him, and he can instead focus proudly on the fervent batch of tunes featured on King of the Beach. Both bands should have no trouble building on one another's boundless energy on this night, which is made to remind all of us that winter will eventually be over. 18+.
Fri., Feb. 11, 8 p.m., 2011
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