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In Photos: Best Coast and Wavves at Chicago’s Thalia Hall (2/25)

on February 26, 2016, 1:45pm

Self-proclaimed California poster children Best Coast and Wavves brought their co-headlining Summer Is Forever II Tour to snowy Chicago with two sold-out shows at Pilsen’s Thalia Hall. While the former headlined Wednesday night, Nathan Williams, Stephen Pope and company took top billing Thursday evening after an opening slot from Cherry Glazerr that begged the question of when the young group will be headlining themselves (answer: hopefully soon).

Bethany Cosentino, Bobb Bruno, and their band’s crowd-pleaser of a set included tracks from last year’s beloved California Nights as well as fan favorites from The Only Place and Crazy For You. The night served as a much welcomed breath of sun-soaked air for the eclectic, seasonal affective disorder-fighting crowd, who likely walked back out into the cold wondering if Cosentino has a point when she sings of the Golden State, “Why would you live anywhere else?”