I had the opportunity to go where most girls have never gone before: inside the Peter Wolf Crier van to kick off their 2011 fall tour with Milagres. The tour began with their cd release at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis, where I continued with Peter, Brian and Kyle to Chicago and Boston with what was just a glimpse of their lengthy upcoming tour that will cross both coasts in the coming months. Most of the time was spent in the van eating through care packages filled with the likes of homemade dried fruits, apples (including the core), wasabi trail mix, IZZE soda, beef jerky, starburst, chex mix, cliff bars and bananas (take note! they’re running out). Which they’ve been offsetting with push-ups.
If there’s anything I’ve learned about Peter Wolf Crier this past week it’s that they’re certainly one of the most hard working, well-mannered touring bands out there. Despite alarmingly chronic sleep depravation- their live set is uncompromised, and sharper than ever. Garden of Arms has taken them to new realms as performers, watching the dynamic between the trio is almost as exciting as listening to them, with full use of all of their limbs they manage to fill rooms with a sound that builds and swells with each song, and bass tones you can feel reverberate inside your chest. It’s a really beautiful thing that unfolds in front of a crowd every night. I brought along a few disposables to share with you. They’ll be out for a while so if you haven’t caught them yet, chances are they’re coming through your town.
outside WERS Radio in Boston (Emerson College)
guy in the back seemed super into it.
Schubas basement/greenroom in Chicago
Sleepover show in a parking lot in Boston.