Wavves started in 2008 as the recording project of Nathan Williams (born June 12, 1986 in Santa Monica, California). Wavves released several 7″s as well as a cassette leading up to the first two releases, Wavves (Woodsist) and Wavvves (Fat Possum/Bella Union). After gaining recognition, Ryan Ulsh was enlisted as a touring drummer and Wavves embarked on their first US and European tours. Wavves released their self-titled debut album in 2008, subsequently drawing the attention of Pitchfork Media. At the time, the band consisted of guitarist Nathan Williams and drummer Ryan Ulsh.
Little Green Cars – Harper Lee (Absolute Zero, Glassnote) The Lone Bellow – The One You Should’ve Let Go (The Lone Bellow, Descendant Records) Charles Walker & The Dynamites – Still Can’t Get You Out Of My Heart (Love Is Only Everything, Gemco Records) Charles Bradley – Strictly Reserved For You (Victim Of Love, Daptone) Dawes – Hey Lover (Stories Don’t End, HUB Records) Caitlin Rose – Menagerie (The Stand-In, ATO Records) The Strokes – Welcome To Japan (Comedown Machine, RCA) The Virgins – Wheel Of Fortune (Strike Gently, Cult Records) Wavves – Sail To The Sun (Afraid Of Heights, Mom+Pop) Vampire Weekend – Diane Young (Vampires Of The City, XL Recordings) Allen Stone – Rocky Mountain High (The Music Is You: Tribute To John Denver, ATO) Ivan & Alyosha – Running For Cover (All The Times We Had, Dualtone) Girls Names – Pittura Infamante (The New Life, Slumberland)
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Caitlin Rose -Only A Clown (The Stand-In, ATO) Mount Moriah – Younger Days (Miracle Temple, Merge) Josh Rouse – Simple Pleasure (The Happiness Waltz, Bedroom Classics/YepRoc) Hey Marseilles – Bright Stars Burning (Lines We Trace, Onto/Thirty Tigers) Jamie Lidell – Big Love (Jamie Lidell, Warp) Javelin – Airfield (Hi Beams, Luaka Bop) The Mavericks – Come Unto Me (In Time, The Valory Music Co) Marcos Valle – Melena (Vento Sul, Light In The Attic) Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors – Good Light (Good Light, Magnolia Music) Bobby Long – Devil Moon (Wishbone, ATO) Wavves – Demon To Lean On (Afraid Of Heights, Warner Bros) The Whigs – Staying Alive (Enjoy The Company, New West Records) The Relatives – It’s Coming Up Again (The Electric Word, YepRoc)
Eminem – Arcade Fire – Widespread Panic – The Black Keys
Buffalo Springfield feat Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Rick Rosas, Joe Vitale
My Morning Jacket – Ray LaMontagne – String Cheese Incident
Robert Plant & Band of Joy – Mumford & Sons – The Strokes
The Decemberists – Lil Wayne – Bassnectar – Iron & Wine – Girl Talk – Primus
Dr. John and The Original Meters performing Desitively Bonnaroo – Alison Krauss & Union Station Pretty Lights – Florence + the Machine – SuperJam with Dan Auerbach and Dr. John – Atomsphere Explosions In The Sky – Gogol Bordello – Beirut – Big Boi – Scissor Sisters – Gregg Allman Ratatat – Global Gypsy Punk Revue curated by Eugene Hütz – Robyn – Warren Haynes Band
Deerhunter – Opeth – STS9 – Old Crow Medicine Show – Bootsy Collins & the Funk University Wiz Khalifa – Matt & Kim – Grace Potter & The Nocturnals – Mavis Staples – Cold War Kids
The Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band – Wanda Jackson – The Walkmen
Justin Townes Earle – Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses – Béla Fleck and the Flecktones – !!!
Jovanotti – Bruce Hornsby – Loretta Lynn – Neon Trees – The Drums – Sleigh Bells – Amos Lee
Best Coast – Dãm-Funk & Master Blazter – The Sword – Portugal. The Man- The Black Angels
School of Seven Bells – J. Cole – Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea – Wavves – Chiddy Bang – Junip
Freelance Whales – Deer Tick – Band of Skulls – Sharon Van Etten – Abigail Washburn
Omar Souleyman – Twin Shadow – Kylesa – Man Man – The Low Anthem – Alberta Cross
Railroad Earth – Jessica Lea Mayfield – Smith Westerns – The Head and the Heart – Karen Elson
Beats Antique – 22-20s – Phosphorescent – Clare Maguire – Hayes Carll
The 2011 event marks the 10th year for the legendary festival, which began in 2002 as a remarkable idea to serve a passionate yet underappreciated and overlooked fanbase, and ended up becoming the premier multi-day concert destination of the summer whose dynamic and eclectic programming paved the way for the age of the great American music festival.