Joyce Manor made a stop in Orlando last Thursday at The Beacham Theatre with Wavves and Culture Abuse.
I honestly wasn’t very impressed by Culture Abuse’s set. They were interesting to watch because they were very high-energy and had good stage presence, but I found myself looking at my watch trying to figure out when their set would be over. They definitely have passion for what they do as they thanked the crowd for being there and made a speech about how cool it is to play music for a living and travel with your friends, but I don’t think I would pay to go see them myself.
Wavves, on the other hand, had a completely stunning set. The band from San Diego played as if they were headliners — I almost forgot that they weren’t for a second by the time they’d finished. With a sound combining melodies similar to the Ramones, drum beats reminiscent of classic Blink-182 and riffs to go along with modern indie rock, Wavves completely stole the show and had the audience completely captivated from start to finish.
I’ve been listening to Joyce Manor for about three years now, so I was incredibly excited to see them for the first time. They performed exactly how I expected with an energy to perfectly match their indie-meets-grunge sound. The audience was definitely energized after Wavves and had a constant mosh pit and flow of crowd surfers the entire set.
The tour goes through Nov. 22 (including a Nov. 14 date at the Magic Stick in Detroit) — and I definitely recommend grabbing tickets before any of the remaining dates sell out. Find dates and tickets here.
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