Last night I played I went and saw A Place To Bury Strangers at The Woods. They claimed at one point to be the loudest band in NYC. They started off not so loud but then slowly krept their volume up. They sounded like a punk band that was eaten by a shoegaze band. Or as my roommate put it, "Jesus Mary Chain". There was a live VJ that projected patterns on the band from a bunch of ipod nanos. I felt like I was inside Pitchfork. It was weird. Anyways, here is the only show that caught my eye today:
Saturday, March 13th
The Woods is having a show with Gratitillium and The Great Wilderness. The Woods seems like a perfect place for a band whose name roughly means "Gratitude for animals". Umm... cause a lot of animals live in the woods. The Woods is even more perfect for a band named The Great Wilderness, because the woods is nothing if not wilderness. Of course all of these acute insights have nothing to do with music and, if I am being honest with myself, are not really all that acute. Gratitillium is a band that Nick Caceres started a while back as an outlet for his more "experimental" psychedelic he wanted to play. I totally understand the want to rock out like you are on drugs. I personally don't use any, but I know it is fun to make music that sounds like you do. It was a big departure from the Victorian folk music Nick had been doing up until that point. But the exciting thing is that I have heard that there are animal performers in costumes (or is people performers in costumes?) who kinda run amok during the the performance. Great Wilderness is the new indie folk project of Emily Wilder who was the main person behind The Olive Grove which I was not too familiar with but sounds really good. The show is $5 and starts at 9 PM.
If you see me at any of these shows please say, "Hi". Or "Hello" if that is more your speed.
Gratitillium will probably have more stuff going on tonight at The Woods