NON-COMM Recap: New York rockers Wives bring the noise to the PRX stage

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Wives | photo by Makena Duffy for WXPN

As soon as punk rockers Wives stepped onto the PRX Stage, it was clear that they were going to set it on fire. Comprised of Jay Satterwhite on guitar and vocals, Zach Ellis on guitar, Adam Sachs on drums, and Alex Crawford on bass, the punk quartet brought an insanely noisy and bombastic set of songs to the audience.

Hailing from Queens, New York, the four-piece punk outfit have just released their debut single, “Waving Past Nirvana,” on City Slang Records. The tune proved to be a crowd favorite, giving off a distinct and grungy house show vibe. The anthemic guitar riffs of their song “Workin'” rang all throughout the venue. Satterwhite’s dry sense of humor was spot on as he joked “What song is this? Oh, it’s ‘Workin” by Wives!” in between songs.

As the set was coming to an end, the band exploded as they played their closer. Satterwhite chucked his guitar to the ground, watching it snap in half at the song’s end. The spirit of grunge seemed to run through the band’s veins the entire time. Wives truly put on an unforgettable performance, full of punk-rock noise and comedy.

Check out photos from the performance below.

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