LIVE PHOTOS + REVIEW: Wallows & Penelope Isles // Atlanta, GA


On Saturday night, Wallows played a sold out show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta. Fans were lined up outside the venue for hours, eager to get inside. The show was opened by Penelope Isles, a Brighton based alt-rock band, who’s catchy lo-fi songs made lining up early worthwhile. The group played songs off of their album ‘Until the Tide Creeps In’, definitely gaining some new fans before the end of their set. Their set complimented the energetic set that was yet to come, proving them to be a great choice for this tour.

Finally, it was time for Wallows to take the stage. They opened with ‘Do Not Wait’, a fan-favorite off of their latest release  ‘Nothing Happens‘. The crowd was ecstatic, making sure their cheers were heard even from the balcony. After the first notes of ‘Only Friend’, the historic venue started shaking from the sheer power of everyone dancing. A big part of Wallows’ shows is definitely the fans.

The setlist was the perfect mix of their album and the various singles/EP they’ve released over the years. The crowd was definitely excited to hear ‘Sun Tan’ and ‘Pulling Leaves off Trees’. The LA based band has a magnetic energy, from the slower songs to the high energy ones, it’s hard to take your eyes away from the stage. When they played ‘Are you Bored Yet?’, the crowd filled in for Clairo’s part of the song, making for some fun harmonies.  Lead singer Dylan Minnette also shared that the show was the biggest they’ve played so far, making it feel even more special.

Unfortunately, the show did have to come to an end. They played ‘Scrawny’, encouraging the crowd to sing along, which they made sure to do. Luckily, after chants of “one more song!”, they came out to play two more songs for the encore. First was ‘1980s Horror Film‘, a slower song sang by guitarist/vocalist Braeden Lemasters. The crowd knew every word. And then they perfectly ended the show with ‘Pleaser‘, shaking the floor one last time. Overall, it was a phenomenal performance and a show to remember. Wallows have definitely hit their stride in live performances, and will only continue to get better. Check out the Nothing Happens tour dates and go see a show near you.

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