Wavves, the feral brain child of Nathan Williams, is a San Diego-based garage rock band that, despite being relatively young and surviving a full member re-do, have already hit some pretty massive rockstar milestones. In 2009, singer Williams took a bunch of drugs and had a public meltdown during the Barcelona Primavera Sound Festival. He later admitted to alcohol addiction. Check. And for one of this year's most anticipated (and heavily marketed) video game releases, Grand Theft Auto V, Wavves exclusively recorded a song. Check check. From public disgrace to media placement gold, they seem right on track. March's Afraid of Heights album sees the band tighter than ever, wrangling gritty garage around pop-worthy hooks and a catchiness usually reserved for radio-ready acts. But maybe they're headed that way.
Mon., Oct. 14, 8 p.m., 2013