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)
Indie Underground Hour 3-04-13
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.