TVD Live: The Whigs
at the 9:30 Club, 4/9

The raw power that comes from the stage when The Whigs play live is continually astounding. It’s not from the volume, though they do play loud, it’s more from the giddy amazement that such a tidal wave of sound can come from just three people.

Their stop at the 9:30 Club on Friday night on the “Converse Get Out of the Garage Music Tour” was no exception. The band jammed their set full of goodies from all three of their full-length records (“Give Em a All a Big Fat Lip,” “Mission Control,” and “In the Dark”) as well as some new tracks from their upcoming fourth.

The new songs are pretty great, resembling less of that ominous, stripped down sound on “In the Dark,” and more of a visceral explosion of that drum/bass backbeat more consistently displayed on the others. If the whole record is on par with those new songs, it will make record of the year lists far and wide.

You can see additional photos from the set here.

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