Concert Review: White Wives at Beat Kitchen (Chicago)

White Wives (Pittsburgh, PA)
August 15th, 2011
Beat Kitchen in Chicago, Illinois

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, you never know what sort of draw you are going to get when you play an early show. Especially when that early show is on a Tuesday night. Fans of Pittsburgh’s, White Wives showed their love at the Beat Kitchen. The White Wives are composed of Chris “2” Barker and Chris Head of Anti-Flag, Roger Harvey of Dandelion Snow, and Tyler Kweder of American Armada.

White Wives

White Wives

White Wives took the stage shortly after 8pm with a jolt they started out with “Another City For A New Weekend” from their new album, Happeners from Adeline Records. The set was a short one of seven songs, mostly from their new album. That was the only downfall to this show. If they had more time I would’ve love to have seen them perform more, as the crowd raged on. The band lacked nothing in this live show. Their performance from beginning to end was burst after burst of energy with each song they played. These five friends from Pittsburgh are a tight collective and it shows.

White Wives  

White Wives

White Wives

With sweat dripping on their foreheads they jumped, jammed, shouted and played like demons. The crowd packed up the stage jumping along with them. The crowd was fairly young, but made up of dedicated fans nonetheless. Towards the end of their set they covered the Pixies song, Where is my mind?, at which point I wondered how many of the young fans in the audience knew. Or knew the original artist.  These punk/rock boys have a following in Chicago and will be coming back for a show on Oct. 1st to support AWOLnation at The Metro. They ended their set with their first single off the new album, “Indian Summer, Indian Summer”. Check out the video here. Want more White Wives? Check out our interview with them and our review of Happeners.

White Wives

White Wives

White Wives

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