Live Review and Photos by: JACOB GAITAN
She Wants Revenge kicked off a seventeen-day tour at the Roxy while simultaneously releasing their latest album Valleyheart. Fans crammed into the sold-out venue anxiously waiting for the musical duo to appear. As the curtains rose, strings of tungsten Christmas lights illuminated the background while Justin Warfield began singing “Take The World.” Strangers instantly began dancing to the addicting rhythms and seductive beats traveling in the air. Sweat consumed the audience from the radiant energy projected from the band transforming the Roxy into a sauna for ninety minutes.
Their dark and mysterious nature continued with “Kiss Me, ” igniting unison collaboration with the crowd. Warfield extended his arms above the crowd delivering the emotional chorus as if singing directly to someone in attendance. “Up In Flames” sent contagious rhythms throughout the floor resulting in hip thrusting motions that consumed everyone with the urge to dance. Fans had most of the album memorized and expressed their dedication towards Valleyheart by chanting along. Adam Bravin often alternated from bass duties to keyboards throughout the night. His fusion vibrating string melodies with key driven themes helped flood the crowd with electrifying energy. He delivered an electric performance resulting in thunderous cheers.
The fifteen-song set list included material from all three albums. Classics like “These Things” and “True Romance” instantly received thunderous responses. The intensity became unstable as they performed “Tear You Apart” causing everyone to partake in the sexy and highly seductive chorus. Aptly suiting the title, the band closed with “Out Of Control” summarizing the audience’s energy and participation.
She Wants Revenge continues to entertain crowds with their addicting performances. Their latest album Valleyheart marks their first release in four years and is currently available everywhere. They return to Southern California June 17th at the House of Blues in Anaheim supported by Nico Vega.
1. Take The World
2. These Things
3. Kiss Me
4. Up In Flames
6. Little Stars
7. True Romance
9. Suck It Up
10. Maybe She’s Right
11. Tear You Apart
12. Red Flags and Long Nights
13. Must Be the One
15. Out Of Control
Photos by: JACOB GAITAN
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06/03/2011 – Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ *
06/04/2011 – The Piazza – Philadelphia, PA
06/06/2011 – The Basement – Columbus, OH *
06/07/2011 – The Firebird – St. Louis, MO *
06/08/2011 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR *
06/09/2011 – Emo’s – Austin, TX *
06/10/2011 – White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX *
06/11/2011 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX *
06/13/2011 – The Loft – Dallas, TX *
06/15/2011 – Club 101 – El Paso, TX *
06/16/2011 – The Clubhouse Music Venue – Tempe, AZ *
06/17/2011 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA *
06/19/2011 – The Canyon Club – Agoura Hills, CA *
* with Nico Vega