Still Woozy released their first full-length album If This Isn’t Nice, I Don’t Know What Is in August, and are now in the midst of a seven-month-long tour around the world. They stopped in at The Sylvee on Friday night and performed a sixteen-song set for an extremely dedicated crowd. The Sylvee was sold out — a large feat — and it was clear that the crowd was full of diehard fans as soon as lead singer Sven Gamsky began his first song of the night, “Window.”
The crowd knew every word, and matched Sven’s fantastic energy perfectly all night long.
Still Woozy brought along indie singer Wallice to open for them. Wallice is a 23-year-old indie pop singer from Los Angeles, and her melodic songs capture the coming-of-age every young 20 year-old experiences perfectly. She sang her hit singles “Punching Bag,” “23,” and “Off the Rails,” all of which touch upon the struggles of being an adult and slowly growing up.
The crowd talked over Wallice for her first few songs, but as the night progressed people began to listen more. I’ve always loved Wallice, and I definitely believe she deserved more respect than the crowd granted her. The audience did quiet down when she covered “Heart Shaped Box” by Nirvana, which was a great choice by her. It was a fun opportunity for members of the crowd who weren’t familiar with her music to sing along with the opener.
Wallice finished up, and the audience eagerly awaited the entrance of Still Woozy. When Still Woozy came on, the crowd went wild. Lead singer Sven Gamsky had an incredible stage presence, running all around the stage all night long. I have no idea how he was able to dance while also singing perfectly, but it was amazing to watch. Guitar player Tani Legwurk matched Sven’s energy perfectly, following in his footsteps and frolicking across the stage all night. They had incredible energy and the crowd definitely ate it up.
The audience’s energy was definitely top tier, and concertgoers danced along all night to Still Woozy’s fun beats. Every song was a perfectly crafted masterpiece; Sven’s voice mixed with the fun, loud beats he chooses create unforgettable songs. While doing some research, I found out that Sven writes and produces his music in his garage, which he has been doing since the age of 13. If you’ve ever listened to a recorded Still Woozy song, you’ll understand how insane that is.
These energetic songs created a super fun atmosphere for concertgoers, and gave the crowd an opportunity to dance and sway along with Sven and his bandmates. If you haven’t checked out Still Woozy, you definitely should!