The Bowery Ballroom
Woods

Woods

John Andrews and the Yawns, Cut Worms

Sat, July 15, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Bowery Ballroom

New York, NY

$15.00

This event is 18 and over

Pre-Show (7pm-8pm) & Post-Show Happy Hour in the Lower Level Lounge

Woods
Woods
“We walked down streets and crammed onto trains, our faces masks of fear. Unsure how to react, we, collectively, did not react. We grieved for a country and an ideal we never thought would die. We grieved for a loss of certainty.
We argued about what we thought would happen. We preached understanding. We advocated for anger. Some people said that we’d at least get some incredible art, other people said that was a small view of a world we were quickly realizing we’d misunderstood. Everyone was right. Everyone was wrong. Art made in precarious times matters as much as we let it matter.
But what are we looking for from the art we enjoy? Escapism? A reckoning with harsh reality? A temporary shared hallucination? Music can heal because it presents the pain of being human as universal.
Love is Love was written and recorded in the two months immediately following the election, but it’s not a record borne entirely of angry, knee-jerk reaction to what America is becoming. Instead, it’s a meditation on love, and on what life means now. Taking cues from last year’s City Sun Eater in the River of Light, it feels very much like a record made from living, shoulder to shoulder, in a major city: weaving psychedelic swirls of guitar between languid horns reminiscent of the best Ethiopian jazz—Love is Love is a distinctly New York record. It is a document of protest in uncertain times and an open-hearted rejection of cynicism in favor of emotional honesty. It is bright, and then, unexpectedly, a little dark sometimes too.
There will be parts of life where we will watch as events unfold and we will feel helpless. We will not be sure of the future. On good days, we’ll have each other. On the bad ones, we’ll turn to the art that helps us feel something. Love is Love is a document of the new world we live in, proof that light can come from despair and hope is still possible. We just need a little help remembering it exists.” – Sam Hockley-Smith
Cut Worms
Cut Worms is a band led by Max Clarke, though he also performs solo under this name. Max relocated to New York City last fall from Chicago, and has very quickly established himself as an exciting new voice to the lucky ones who have been able to catch a performance. His songwriting and style take cues from a time gone by – you can hear some buddy holly in these songs. Folks are taking note; over the past year, Cut Worms has been asked to support artists such as Steve Gunn, Wolf Parade, Quilt, Jessica Pratt, The Growlers, Martin Courtney, to name a few. There's a genuine quality to this music that speaks to the human spirit.
Venue Information:
The Bowery Ballroom
6 Delancey St
New York, NY, 10002
http://www.boweryballroom.com/