Thursday, September 3

Woods make music that is a little rough around the edges. Some would call it “lo-fi”, but that sounds silly since no one ever called Neil Young lo-fi. Like that scruffy rock legend, the four guys in Woods like it raw. As a result, Woods’ music feels intimate and inviting—some would say “human." Built on a wobbly foundation of clattering drums, the songs sound as though they could come crashing down at any moment. Vocalist Jeremy Earl sings in an off-kilter whinny that resembles the creaking of a rusty door hinge, while the guitar work sounds like a cassette recording of Steve Malkmus and J. Mascis jamming to Ragged Glory. With Dungen, Brawley Banks.

Thu., Sept. 3, 8 p.m., 2009

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