Tonight in Seattle (10/14): Woods, Jeff the Brotherhood, Nick WaterhousePosted by Mark Naborczyk
Tonight, head out to Barboza to enjoy two bands sure to whip the club into a psychedelic frenzy. Brooklyn-based headliners Woods will perform in support of their September release (and the group’s seventh album) Bend Beyond (Woodsist & Remote Control Records). Formerly of Menaguar, Jeremy Earl and Christian DeRoeck founded Woods in 2006. After releasing a few albums, the group finally garnered enough buzz to generate a significant following with the release of their 2009 LP Songs of Shame. The album featured moody lo-fi material like the single “Rain On Radio,” highlighting the appealing contrast of dark, heavy lyrics delivered in Earl’s bright falsetto. Elsewhere, members G. Lucas Crane, bassist Kevin Morby, and multi-instrumentalist Jarvis Taveniere contribute noise rock flourishes and psychedelic effects to take the group’s sound in a more plugged in, electric direction.
On Bend Beyond, Woods inches toward away from experimental toward a rootsy, warmer sound without executing too drastic a departure to lose fans of earlier material. Songs like “Cali in a Cup” have a decidedly breezy feel, while the title track balances a confident power chorus with prog solos and distorted instrumentation, creating a jam rock vibe. Check out new material to see if this is something you’d be into:
Trouble in Mind rockers Night Beats open the tonight’s show. Initially forming as a twosome in 2009, the group featured Danny Lee Blackwell on vocals/guitars and James Traeger on drums cranking out rad psychedelic jams which sounded, in the best way, like an homage to sixties garage stomp, early blues, and Otis Redding-era soul. These days, Night Beats have gravitated away from their initial minimalist dynamic and added bass-player Tarek Wegner (also of the Drug Purse).
Jeff the Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet @ The Crocodile | $12 | 8pm | All ages
Jeff the Brotherhood are coming to the Crocodile to keep the summer vibes alive in support of their newest Dan Auerbach produced album Hypnotic Nights and we’re giving away two tickets! So grab that six-pack and be transported back to that beach scene still grilled into your mind from last July.
Nick Waterhouse, Allah-Las @ Neumos | $10 | 8pm | 21+
The soul revival continues on at Neumos tonight in Seattle Nick Waterhouse takes the stage! Our own Lindsey Scully did a fantastic write up about this show that you can check out here.