Show Review:: Jaeger Wells 12/12

Jaeger Wells
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Trade Winds Social Club; Dallas, TX
Review and photos by Natalie Gaul

Trade Winds Social Club, by definition, is a dive bar. It’s
small, it’s a local favorite, it kind of has a certain smell to it, and it’s
perfect for an intimate performance. I make my way over to the area where
Jaeger Wells would soon be winning Dallas over with his unique voice and
amazing songwriting and start setting up my camera. As I’m playing with the
settings, Jaeger comes over and introduces himself to me and sits down for a
small chat. As we are talking, I get to learn things that I would never have
guessed. For instance he is from Maine, he has moved all over the DFW area and
has settled in Houston, and the Granada Theater in Dallas is one of his
favorite venues. I also learned that he is a humble guy who is 100% about his


Around 10:45-11pm, Jaeger Wells takes the floor with his
band mates Vic Chan (drums) and touring bassist Zach Rabago. At this point in
the night, the room is packed. I had never heard Jaeger’s music before, so this
was a cherry-popper for me. He opened the set with his new song off of his new
EP, Fever Dream Anthology, called ‘San Paulo Liars Club’. With that song alone,
I became an instant fan. After a couple songs in, he broke off into an acoustic
set and did a passionate cover of The Mountain Goats’ ‘Best Ever Death Metal
Band in Denton’. If you know me, you know I LOVE a good cover song. Jaeger
ended the night with the eye-opening song, ‘What It Feels Like’. This is what I
would say is a perfect song to end a perfect performance.

If you didn’t get to catch him on tour this time around,
make sure you follow him on Facebook,
Instagram, and Twitter to find out when he will be
performing in your town next. You will definitely catch me at his next Dallas

Get To Know:: Jaeger Wells


Members: Jaeger Wells, Vic Chan
Genre: Indie Rock
Location: Houston, TX
Recent Release: Fever Dream Anthology EP

Talking about personal struggles is no easy task, but Jaeger Wells does so with such positivity that it should be admired. Discussing real life situations of love, loss and everything in-between, fans of Jaeger Wells are sure to feel comfort in knowing that they are not alone. His new EP, Fever Dream Anthology, was produced by Ace Enders and released just a few weeks ago! Get to know Jaeger and Vic (the masterminds behind Jaeger Wells) below!

How did Jaeger Wells form and come to be what it is today?
Jaeger: Initially when I went into the studio to record Fever Dream Anthology – I brought in Vic to do the session work. After spending 24 hours with each other – we realized the chemistry and I asked Vic to join full time.

Who are some of your musical influences?
Jaeger: I have always really loved the off kilter pop of Ben Folds Five and Barenaked Ladies as well as the really unique songwriting of Neil Diamond. Mix that with artists like Jimmy Eat World and Ted Leo – I think that really sums up my creative influences.

Vic: I’d say my all time favorite drummer would have to be Dave Grohl of course. Abe Cunningham (Deftones) is another influence for sure. As far as favorite bands go, it would have to be Foo Fighters, Every Time I Die, and Jimmy Eat World.

What do you enjoy most about playing shows?
Jaeger: definitely getting in the zone and just letting the music take over. It almost feels like an out of body experience.

Vic: I’d say one of my favorite things about playing shows is seeing how the crowd reacts to songs.  Especially if they know the words.  Probably one of the best feelings is hearing the crowd sing back to you.

What do you do when you’re not playing music?
I like to watch a fair amount of soccer, MLS, Premier League, etc. I also am a huge fan of watching movies. Over the years I have gotten really close to some people in the film industry and it really has made the movie watching experience more enjoyable

Vic: I play and tour in other bands as well so when I’m home I tend to not leave the house very often.  I mostly just stay at home with my wife and watch tons of Hulu and Netflix.

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