Sea Wolf + Savoir Adore @ Glass House, Pomona 5/17/13
Did you know the Glass House doesn’t allow pens inside their venue? We had a moment of wtf as our trusty bff; our favorite pen, was confiscated from our bag before allowing entrance into this show. But alas, dear readers, our worries were futile as Savoir Adore and Sea Wolf put on a memorable, no wait; remarkable show.
With an energy held captive by a long road trip from Brooklyn to Pomona to kick off their tour supporting Sea Wolf, the audience at the Glass House was in for a treat with Savoir Adore. Their palpable chemistry delivered a set full of romantic and adventurous tracks that had us smiling and dancing. Anchored by a fluidity between the two vocalists comparable to no other, this band is an absolute do-not-miss when they come through your town.
With their release of Old World Romance last year and a timely release of a free EP just before starting their tour, Sea Wolf is primed to take on the nation with their now seasoned line up. Clearly, Sea Wolf has turned a corner since we saw them last, transitioning from the sprinkling of new songs into their set to the set being Old World Romance heavy. They damn near played the entire album with a few SW fan favorites sprinkled in.
The overall sound reflected a strong cohesiveness among the band that supports the always cultivating experience Sea Wolf gives its audience. The technical difficulties that temporarily invaded (in which jokes were told by guitar player Scott Leahy and a Guns ’N Roses sing along was lead by Leahy and keyboardist Lisa Fendelander) were actually quite enjoyable and we’re betting there was more than one fan at least a little bit disappointed when the issue was resolved.
Veteran Sea Wolf fans were treated to a few surprises on this particular evening. For example, we can’t remember ever going to a Sea Wolf show that wasn’t punctuated at the end with the solid fan favorite “You’re A Wolf,” but this tour commences the set with this classic. Other staples from previous live shows were interspersed among the Old World Romance songs with the conspicuous absence of “Turn The Dirt Over”. In addition, the set was endowed with solo performances by frontman Alex Brown Church which gives the set a healthy three-dimensional feel and is a brilliant addition.
For more badass photos of the show, go HERE.