Month: March 2018

Wolf Alice has Berkeley howling for more

What’s better than the high of the first day of tour? Maybe it’s living it twice in the same night. London rockers Wolf Alice kicked off their U.S. tour with a pair of literally back-to-back sold-out shows at Cornerstone in Berkeley. The band broke into its first set with the ambient, “Heavenward,” opening track off 2017’s Visions of a Life. Instantly, they shifted into high gear with “Yuk Foo” and “You’re a Germ,” setting off a mosh pit that knew no borders. It felt as if the group had brought together all parts of the Bay Area as students, techies, solo concertgoers and parents made up the crowd. All obvious fans, everyone got down from start to finish. Even on the first night back on the road, presumably jetlagged, Wolf Alice brought on fiery and synergized on-stage moves. As vocalist-guitarist Ellie Roswell would sing center stage, guitarist Joff Oddie and bassist Theo Ellis rocked out in a symmetrical fashion across the floor. Drummer Joel Amey nailed every single beat. Things weren’t always so high voltage, …