The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and JaxLive present acclaimed California indie pop-punk groups Joyce Manor and Wavves as they co-headline an evening at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Special guest opening act will be Culture Abuse.
Acclaimed Californian pop-punk band Joyce Manor – Barry Johnson (vocals and guitar), Chase Knobbe (guitar), Jeff Enzor (drums) and Matt Ebert (bass) – are embarking on a North American tour in support of their latest release entitled “Cody” which received widespread acclaim. It’s the follow-up to the band’s 2014’s critically lauded record “Never Hungover Again”. Their new record dares to be humble, intimate, and unapologetically human. “Cody” is the album where the band moves past simple pop and punk. It’s a moment for clarity and creative renewal. Without losing any of the emotional power fans love, the band is defiantly looking towards the future.
Wavves, the project of San Diego’s Nathan Williams, is a blend of distorted no-fi and refined sunshiny melodies. Charmingly messy, most of his lyrics, while difficult to decipher, generally revolve around the subjects of boredom and the beach when he isn’t poking jabs at the gloomy subculture of goth rock. Wavves was conceived just after Williams quit his job as a clerk at Music Trader, while he was dividing his free time between skateboarding, writing for his hip-hop blog, Ghost Ramp, and making music using an ’80s Tascam cassette recorder and GarageBand software. Due to his inexperience with the program, the result of one month’s worth of bedroom recording sessions was two full albums of songs all completely mangled by overdriven inputs. Rather than scrapping the material, he embraced the in-the-red aesthetic and started promoting the songs online. Wavves was quickly embraced and touted as “the next big thing” by Internet music critics and fellow bloggers. Many praised the immediacy and D.I.Y. nature of his work and Williams capitalized on those aspects, continuously uploading free digital versions of his music – including two 7″ singles, a cassette, and an EP – all with simple self-drawn artwork or scanned photos for cover art. A full-length LP, simply titled “Wavves”, was released shortly thereafter, followed by “King of the Beach” (2010), “Life Sux” (2011), “Afraid of Heights” (2013), and “V” (2015). The band’s latest album, “You’re Welcome”, was released on William’s own Ghost Ramp label in May of this year.
Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm
Visit the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall website for additional information and to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at their box office and at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre box office.