After a 3 year hiatus, Wheat comes back to NY and with a new album. Everyone thought they broke up and I had totally forgotten about them. Last time I saw them was at the same venue in 2003 and they played a great set. Their previous album “Per Second, Per Second, Per Second…Every Second” is very addicting and I highly recommend it. You’ll be singing along to all of their songs, especially “I Met a Girl”.
The Yarrows opened up and I thought they were pretty good, but I kept trying to figure out what a Yarrow was….
Considering the show was not promoted, Wheat took the stage with the emptiest crowd (maybe 20-30 people) I have ever seen at Mercury Lounge. In short, the show sucked sucked sucked. Unfortunately they only played new material which is absolutely terrible and lacked any of the poppy dreamy quality of their past albums. They didn’t even play any of their hits, which could have helped the show. The band clearly needed practice and had zero energy. Waste of time.
Pictures from the show. (coming soon)