November 22, 2010
Woodhands, General Wolfe Hotel, Wolfe Island Music Fest, 7 August 2009
Sunnuvabitch. This was supposed to be published on Sat. morning PRIOR to the show at the GradClub but it remained in draft. Oh well. Here it is anyway. Hope you made it to the show. I hear there were lasers.
Once more I have been neglecting this site. I haven’t had as much time to write (or to go to shows) but fear not, I haven’t given up on it yet – especially since I just paid for 6 more months of hosting.
I am a weenie and will not be going to the Woodhands show tonight but you, faithful readers, are not weenies so I assume you will be going and having a heap of fun. Last I heard (yesterday) there were still tickets available so there is a good chance you will still be able to get in even if you don’t have your ticket yet.
The one and only time I saw Woodhands was at the Friday night show of the 2009 Wolfe Island Music Fest. As with the year before (and again this year), the crowd was filled with idiots. Sure, some people were into the music, and some were just into the music a bit much, but there were many people in the small General Wolfe who were just being dicks.
The band, however, were great. They put on a high-energy, fun show, despite some technical issues. They played a set which drew from their fantastic debut “Heart Attack” with a few covers thrown in for good measure. Dan Werb had a manic intensity and Paul Banwatt proved once again that he is arguably the best drummer out there (oh, and he sang the Maylee Todd vocals on “Dancer” which was pretty awesome).
Here are a couple of tracks from the show. I hope you dig ’em.
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