Posts Tagged ‘Woods’

ToDo ToDay: M.I.A., Woods, and a Live Action Graphic Novel

The 79-year-old dancer Yvonne Rainer’s long career has revolved around “radical juxtaposition,” a concept from Susan Sontag. In her new works “Assisted Living: Good Sports 2” and “Assisted Living: Do You Have Any Money?” Rainer brings her photographer’s eye to the possibilities of her original medium, loading up her dances with narrative in the form of [...]

Widowspeak Gets Smaller, Sounds Bigger

Give a good band time to grow and it might do just that. Take Widowspeak’s album Almanac: A fuller realization of the psychedelic, country-western-tinged indie rock heard on its self-titled 2011 record, the Brooklyn's band latest is an immediately inviting document of its atmospheric, Neil Young-indebted sound. The band comes to Black Cat tonight on a brief [...]

The Sleigher: Woods, “Christmas Time Is Here (Vince Guaraldi cover)”

HO HO WHO: On the first day of December/my Pitchfork brought to me/this cover of my favorite holiday classic that is also regarded as sonic shorthand for dejection.
THE MAN WHO DESCENDS FROM THE SKY TO GIVE YOU PRESENTS: Woods' version of "Christmas Time Is Here" is faithful enough to the Peanuts original by Vince Guaraldi (a man [...]

Reviewed: Cassie Ramone and Kevin Morby’s The Babies

Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone has maxed out her credit, and the exact moment it happened occurs one minute and ten seconds into “Run Me Over,” the opening song on the self-titled debut (Shrimper Records) of her side-project, The Babies. Her Babies buddy, Kevin Morby, taking a break from his main gig as the bassist [...]

SXSW Recap: Friday

Woods: Brooklyn slacker-psych band Woods' debut LP, Songs Of Shame, sounded like it was slapped together with matchsticks, glue, and a few scratchy Quicksilver Messenger Service LP. By that standard, it was hard to recognize the band during the second afternoon of Other Music's SXSW showcase. Benefiting from a tighter rhythm section Woods performed a [...]

Music 2008: Indie Rock Rediscovers The Joys Of Tape Hiss

In a good way, indie rock got smaller in 2008.
D.C. rediscovered its love for vinyl (the story of the year is the resurgence of the mom-and-pop record store). A neighborhood—Mount Pleasant—stood up against anti-live-music NIMBYs. Even a local band or two seemed to surprise all of us (Deleted Scenes).
There's a new underground, a real underground, [...]