Photo by G.
Nathan Williams of Wavves
This quote was spoken 2 days ago, but since I very seldom read the news, this was news to me. Wavves lead singer Nathan Williams (pictured above with white guitar) was arrested in Germany on a marijuana related offense. This is what Nathan Williams had to say about it:
“We got stopped at a roadside check and I had six bags in the car and they only found one– the fucking dogs never work. I bet it’s high from all the fumes. Anyways, they put me in a cell which was a little nerve-wracking. More so because I was an American in a German jail and not because I have long gay hair. I did wrestle for four years in high school, so I could have fucked somebody up. So yeah, then I gave em 200 and walked out… not a terrible deal. And now I’m getting high again.”
Photo taken with my hand.
Nathan Williams of Wavves and G
Moments after Wavves played a kick ass show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York on August 2, 2010, I met lead singer Nathan Williams. Even though he consumed enough whiskey during the show that would have made this G fall on the floor, Nathan was alert and super cool as you can see from this picture. There’s lots of write ups about him in the press that make it sound like he is not going to be alive much longer if he continues down his path of rock and roll excess. I certainly hope that is not true because Nathan Williams is super cool and most importantly, he rocks! Stay alive Nathan!!
Photos by G.
It’s a little disconcerting when you read reviews of shows from the band Wavves and they liken lead singer Nathan Williams to Kurt Cobain for two reasons: 1 – because he just might be the voice of a new generation and 2 – because the likelihood of him dying way too young is almost a given. I hope the second statement is not true because when I saw Wavves at the Bowery Ballroom on August 2, 2010, I loved it! Of course, I had to immediately retreat from my spot in the front row because those who know me well know that one of the things I do not put up with at concerts are people pushing and shoving. Since every song Wavves played is upbeat and rockin’, the crowd went buck wild for the full hour plus set. Once I was out of the way of the mosh pit, I had a great time. I would compare the band to a young Green Day, so if that’s your thing, you will love this band. The band took generous swigs of whisky and beer after every song and by the end of the show, the in between song banter got harder and harder to make out. Still, I loved what I saw and I really think the band has a bright future, but only if they don’t screw it all up from the excesses of rock and roll.
Nathan Williams of Wavves
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