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Wallows play two sold out, hometown shows at The Fonda Theatre in LA (with Slow Hollows)

After a few months of touring, Wallows finally made it home to play two sold-out nights at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Similarly, attending night one was a homecoming of my own, as it was my first show back in LA after a grueling couple of months in New York. It was a great experience to see the band for the first time at a hometown show, especially since their music has always reminded me of California. Supported by Slow Hollows, Wallows played an incredible show filled with exciting moments and explosive energy.

Wallows

Slow Hollows

Openers, Slow Hollows, are a band I have had the pleasure of seeing perform live in the past. From Baby’s All Right (a small bar and music venue in Brooklyn, NY) to The Fonda Theatre… I have seen the band go from a 280 to 1,200 capacity venue in less than ten months. Opening up for one of the most up-and-coming bands of the year, I was super excited to see Slow Hollows perform again.

It seemed as though nerves got the best of Slow Hollows. Don’t get me wrong I still really enjoyed their performance, but the quality of their set did not feel as raw as when I saw them perform at Baby’s last fall. The intimacy of the space at Baby’s definitely played a role in regards to my opinions about their performance, and also probably affected their level of comfortability and confidence. Having seen them before I was just hoping to see a bit more from them. Slow Hollow’s is definitely a more of a laid back band, and that’s perfectly okay! Overall their set was solid, and I think the mellow vibes paired quite nicely with Wallows’ more upbeat and energetic sound.

Wallows

By the time Wallows was set to take the stage, the venue became packed with eager fans. As my first time seeing Wallows perform live, I had no idea what to expect. Based on their music, I assumed something a little laid back but fun none the less. I was surprised by the almost immediate explosion of energy. Almost everyone, including those in the way back of the room, was dancing and singing along.

Some stand out moments included the band’s performance of Remember When, Pictures of Girls, and encore performance 1980s Horror Film. From the start of their set, the crowd had an intense amount of energy, so much that Dylan Minnette (vocalist and guitarist) took a moment to ask the crowd to take a few steps back to give the fans in the front a little more breathing room. During song Remember When the room reached a new level of excitement. Screams filled the room, and everyone seemed to know the lyrics. Following was the single that brought Wallows quite a bit of attention, aka Pictures of Girls, which has over 13 million streams on Spotify alone. My mom is the first person who introduced me to Wallows’ music. She sent me Pictures of Girls (her favorite song) and told me that this band sounded like home. Naturally, I brought my mom with me to the show. A good five seconds into the song, she turned to me and said, “WAIT THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE!”

Wallows

The night as a whole was packed with passion, energy, and this strong sense of “homecoming.” There were several sparks of these feelings throughout the show, but even more so for me during their performance of 1980s Horror Film. During the song, my mom and I were talking about the nostalgic quality that a lot of their songs carry. I mentioned how their music always reminded me of home, not just California, but the feeling of being with family and friends. The riffs and overall vibes reminded my mom a lot of her childhood growing up in the 80s. What was also surprising was the snippet of Vampire Weekend’s A-Punk that they snuck in between the last chorus and the outro. It was a clever nod to the band’s recent announcement that they will be playing two shows with Vampire Weekend in London this upcoming November. All in all, I was super impressed with Wallows live performance. Over the past couple of months being away for school, I have felt quite drained and homesick. Being able to attend the show made my return home feel like a genuine homecoming… a true celebration of love, life, and music.

Wallows

Wallows

Wallows

Wallows

Slow Hollows

Slow Hollows

Slow Hollows

Slow Hollows

Pamela Wang
Pamela Wang is a photographer/writer from Los Angeles, CA currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Find more information about her and her work at pamelawwang.com and facebook.com/pwwphotography.

Wallows play two sold out, hometown shows at The Fonda Theatre in LA (with Slow Hollows)

After a few months of touring, Wallows finally made it home to play two sold-out nights at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. Similarly, attending night one was a homecoming of my own, as it was my first show back in LA after a grueling couple of months in New York. It was a great experience to see the band for the first time at a hometown show, especially since their music has always reminded me of California. Supported by Slow Hollows, Wallows played an incredible show filled with exciting moments and explosive energy.

Wallows

Slow Hollows

Openers, Slow Hollows, are a band I have had the pleasure of seeing perform live in the past. From Baby’s All Right (a small bar and music venue in Brooklyn, NY) to The Fonda Theatre… I have seen the band go from a 280 to 1,200 capacity venue in less than ten months. Opening up for one of the most up-and-coming bands of the year, I was super excited to see Slow Hollows perform again.

It seemed as though nerves got the best of Slow Hollows. Don’t get me wrong I still really enjoyed their performance, but the quality of their set did not feel as raw as when I saw them perform at Baby’s last fall. The intimacy of the space at Baby’s definitely played a role in regards to my opinions about their performance, and also probably affected their level of comfortability and confidence. Having seen them before I was just hoping to see a bit more from them. Slow Hollow’s is definitely a more of a laid back band, and that’s perfectly okay! Overall their set was solid, and I think the mellow vibes paired quite nicely with Wallows’ more upbeat and energetic sound.

Wallows

By the time Wallows was set to take the stage, the venue became packed with eager fans. As my first time seeing Wallows perform live, I had no idea what to expect. Based on their music, I assumed something a little laid back but fun none the less. I was surprised by the almost immediate explosion of energy. Almost everyone, including those in the way back of the room, was dancing and singing along.

Some stand out moments included the band’s performance of Remember When, Pictures of Girls, and encore performance 1980s Horror Film. From the start of their set, the crowd had an intense amount of energy, so much that Dylan Minnette (vocalist and guitarist) took a moment to ask the crowd to take a few steps back to give the fans in the front a little more breathing room. During song Remember When the room reached a new level of excitement. Screams filled the room, and everyone seemed to know the lyrics. Following was the single that brought Wallows quite a bit of attention, aka Pictures of Girls, which has over 13 million streams on Spotify alone. My mom is the first person who introduced me to Wallows’ music. She sent me Pictures of Girls (her favorite song) and told me that this band sounded like home. Naturally, I brought my mom with me to the show. A good five seconds into the song, she turned to me and said, “WAIT THIS ONE IS MY FAVORITE!”

Wallows

The night as a whole was packed with passion, energy, and this strong sense of “homecoming.” There were several sparks of these feelings throughout the show, but even more so for me during their performance of 1980s Horror Film. During the song, my mom and I were talking about the nostalgic quality that a lot of their songs carry. I mentioned how their music always reminded me of home, not just California, but the feeling of being with family and friends. The riffs and overall vibes reminded my mom a lot of her childhood growing up in the 80s. What was also surprising was the snippet of Vampire Weekend’s A-Punk that they snuck in between the last chorus and the outro. It was a clever nod to the band’s recent announcement that they will be playing two shows with Vampire Weekend in London this upcoming November. All in all, I was super impressed with Wallows live performance. Over the past couple of months being away for school, I have felt quite drained and homesick. Being able to attend the show made my return home feel like a genuine homecoming… a true celebration of love, life, and music.

Wallows

Wallows

Wallows

Wallows

Slow Hollows

Slow Hollows

Slow Hollows

Slow Hollows

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