If you were at the Biltmore in Vancouver last night, it was pretty much guaranteed that your Tuesday was lit. Wild Nothing and Whitney were in town, putting on a stellar show for those attending the sold-out gig.
Chicago’s Whitney hit the stage at 9:30pm on the dot for their very first show in Canada. The sextet, which is comprised of former members of Smith Westerns and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, previewed many of their yet-t0-be-released tracks. Songs like their debut single “No Woman” and a Bob Dylan cover rounded out their opening set, turning many in the audience into new-found fans.
When the time came for Wild Nothing to take the stage, the crowd was thoroughly warmed up and the venue was packed. Audience members had inched themselves closer to the stage in anticipation. A quick “How’s it going Vancouver?” from Jack Tatum announced the start of the set and they kicked things off with “To Know You”.
The jam-packed set moved effortlessly from song to song and included many a tune from Wild Nothing’s latest release, Life of Pause. Scattered in between the newer tracks were crowd favourites like “Live in Dreams” and “Summer Holiday”.
Cheers and cries for an encore echoed throughout the venue, and upon their return to the stage, they ended the night with rousing versions of “Reichpop” and “Shadow”, the latter of which obviously being Wild Nothing’s most popular track. Fans bobbed and danced along, revelling in the washes of sound that surrounded them. It was a fine set from Tatum and company, and a mighty fine way to spend a weekday evening.
Header Image: Shawn Brackbill