The Wandas returned the rock to the Bowery Poetry Club stage after Oceanographer’s more celestial set. The quartet is tight from touring over many miles in its RV. Three-part harmonies, classic rock guitar solos, reach-for-the sky lead vocals, attendant fans, songs flowing from groovy indie pop blueprints, and a general sense of revelry define this band. The Wandas, based in Boston, include Berklee alumni Keith McEachern and Brent Battey on vocals and guitars. Boston band solidarity occurred during the Wandas set when Keith broke a string mid song, and the Honors’ Brandon Heisler quickly unpacked his guitar and passed it on stage so his turf mates could keep on rocking.
Outside of the Bowery Club, Brent and Keith tackle a CMJ hot topic – DIY touring.