Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves and Bad Idols
Formed in 2008 in Winston-Salem, NC, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves started with little more than a band name guaranteed to read like a typo and a couple of indie punk songs by founding duo Brian and Kyle Woodall that all their friends assured them would shred if only they could manage to get the tracks recorded. This proved more difficult than expected, with a number of singers, bassists, and guitarists quickly cycling in and out of the lineup and four aborted recording sessions taking place at five locales. They finally managed to release Subtle Serpents via German label Gunner Records in 2013, earning themselves much media praise and enough cred, thanks to endless touring, to fund their 2016 followup, The Cross and the Switchblade, named after a famous 1962 book about pastor David Wilkerson’s evangelical work with New York City gangsters and drug dealers.
2017 was one of their biggest touring years yet, bringing them onto big multiband stages at high-profile events such as Montreal’s Pouzza Fest and the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival in Las Vegas. Their March 19 appearance at the Tower Bar will be opened by Knoxville, Tennessee, punk trio Bad Idols, who just dropped their second full-length via Possum Heart Records, Earthling, with a new single called “Fly Away.”