Drenge + Wolf Alice // Live in Philly

We got a chance to catch the fantastic pairing of Made Violent, Drenge, and Wolf Alice at Philly's Trocadero Theatre.  The night offered us a delightful mix of the raw rock and roll we all needed to hear on a Wednesday evening, although the crowd seemed a little tame for what was otherwise going on onstage.

Made Violent kicked things off, bringing their American rock influence to the stage.  With a unique form of danceable rock music, they are a perfect way to start the show.  The trio is currently touring off their self-titled EP, which came out in February.

Next up was Sheffield three-piece, Drenge.  Being a huge Arctic Monkeys fan, I'm bound to like anything coming out of Sheffield, so naturally I was pretty excited to finally see them.  Drenge has a gift of bringing a large rock sound to a tiny stage.  There were some minor guitar issues, but things were quickly resolved with a replacement via their tour mates Wolf Alice.  Drenge currently are on tour in the States for a few more dates, in support of their new album We Can Do What We Want.  You can also keep up to date with their US travels via their blog, featuring comical views of the road.

Last up was London's Wolf Alice.  Currently in the middle of their world tour for the new album, Wolf Alice has proved to have conquered their live sound.  They delivered a flawless and raw performance, with not much to say in-between.  Highlight of the show was an audience member wearing a wolf mask the entire show and somehow not passing out from the heat.  Lowlight of the show, the men who think it's an acceptable thing to shout sexist comments at Ellie on stage.


Carolyn Lederach

Philadelphia, PA