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Longwave
June 19, 2005 - The Triple Door - Seattle, WA
by Melissa Mueller

A sophisticated atmosphere complete with cocktails and martinis didn’t keep Longwave from fitting right in, even despite their initial surprise. “This is the first time we have ever played at a swanky club before,” lead singer Steve Schiltz said as he took a sip of his wine. The audience laughed. “I guess this,” he grinned, pointing to the wine glass, “is appropriate for tonight.”

Many in the audience sang along to the words while rocking out in their seats, others sat and nodded their heads while they sipped their Chianti, and some even ate sushi while they enjoyed Longwave.

Although most of the songs the band performed were slow-paced, most likely to conform to the setting, they never let the Triple Door restrict them from truly letting loose. If the band felt at all awkward about the upscale setting, they certainly didn’t show it. With a sense of humor and smiles all around from the band, they churned out songs like “Tidal Wave” and “There’s a Fire” and performed a much-demanded encore at the end. The band came back minutes later and Schiltz said, “Now we can go back to Brooklyn and say we received an encore from a swanky club in Seattle.”

If the Triple Door performance is any indication of what is to come for Longwave in their future, they should be headed for great things.

Longwave’s sophomore album
There’s a Fire comes out June 28th on RCA.