Posted in music | pictures on July 7, 2009

photos by Tim Griffin, words by Andrew Frisicano

Dum Dum Girls

The Woodsist/Captured Tracks Festival's Day One (7/3) was moved inside the Market Hotel. Thankfully, the weather held out for its second, 4th of July lineup, which went off as planned in the grassy, rock-filled lot of 979 Broadway Backyard.

I arrived just as Real Estate was going on, and the New Jersey band nearly stole the show with dreamy rock that seemed to be made for a sunny afternoon. The Beets held down their set with a casualness befitting a park lodge show (kind of what the fest was on a slightly bigger scale). The guys gave new meaning to the word "ramshackle" as things seemed to be toppling over continually onstage.

German Measles played a set before I got there. Bill caught them and said they "aren't actually that bad... But they're also not very good. And that kind of seems to be the point. Shambolic is an understatement, like 'why rehearse when we can just play shows?"

The Great Excape did a set of Jersey-style pop-punk that included their own theme song, several politically-themed tunes (a nice touch) and a cover of "Summertime Blues." Ganglians brought one of the day's only keyboards, and burst with a flurry of reverb and overdrive.

Brilliant Colors started out with straight-ahead noise punk, with a bit of a melody void left by their super-reverbed vocals (maybe a theme of the night) and washed-out guitar. When the bass stepped up its riffs a few songs in, the band immediately sounded twice as catchy. The Fresh and Onlys took that bass-forward momentum and went with it. Their bassist pounded the notes in between and then some. As a result, the group had one of the most complete sounds of the night (with a tambourine and three-part harmonies rounding it out). They dedicated their last song to the member of Tyvek in the hospital (the reason for that band's cancellation). Hopefully their situation turns out better.

Dum Dum Girls

Dum Dum Girls had to be one of the night's cleanest sounding groups. The band relied heavily on singer Dee Dee's vocals, which harmonized with drummer Frankie Rose on their songs' many hooks.

The atmospheric rock of Woods definitely got jammier as it progressed. As Bill Pearis pointed out, the group's fourth member, who sat on the floor twiddling effects and singing into a microphone strapped to his face, was a bit strange considering the rest of the guys were dressed proper enough for church. Whatever you have to do to make it sound good I suppose.

Woods

Kurt Vile & the Violators roared into the night as the sun finally went down. Vile and Vivian Girls (who, as one commenter pointed out, "played with a great intensity") more than warmed up the crowd for Thee Oh Sees, who capped the night (for some) with an unstoppable set. Frontman John Dwyer was literally foaming at the mouth as a streak of white drool smeared across his face for part of the set. Thee Oh Sees' strange, repetition-laced anthems are amazing for shaking and rattling, as the crowd proved. The band even got talked into playing an encore before sending everyone into the night.

The rest of the pictures from Day Two, with a bunch of videos, below...

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Trash Talk played with Leftover Crack the night before
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DUM DUM GIRLS VIDEO HERE.

TYVEK HAD TO CANCEL.

VIVIAN GIRLS PICS HERE.

SOME PEOPLE WERE IN BATTERY PARK SEEING A DIFFERENT SHOW THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY.

KURT VILE PICS HERE.

DAY ONE PICS HERE.

THEE OH SEES & THE FRESH AND ONLYS WILL BE BACK SOON.

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Videos....

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BONUS: Babies played the afterparty at Market Hotel, and here's another video from their performance:

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THE GREAT EXCAPE HAVE A SHOW COMING UP WITH OXFORD COLLAPSE (at a new location).

VIVIAN GIRLS ARE GOING ON TOUR WITH THE BEETS.

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Comments (36)

Posted by Travis | July 7, 2009 7:03 PM

Nice pics.

That dum dum girl gives me major woodsist.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 7:06 PM

"That dum dum girl gives me major woodsist."

Too bad she's married to Brandon from Crocodiles.

She is a sexy babe fersure.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 7:14 PM

I don't think this event has had enough coverage yet.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 7:23 PM

yeah, she's a sexy babe fersure if you like bad skin and average looks otherwise.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 7:24 PM

the fringe on that dress is making history.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 7:34 PM

I loved her old band grand ole party. they were the tops. this stuff is great too. that girl will make anything shes working on sound and look good.

Posted by gop | July 7, 2009 7:35 PM

love that tree behind the stage

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 8:07 PM

that door/bouncer guy was awesome

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 8:19 PM

woah! dickies pants with a hiking clip and keys around it in the back pocket. in billyburg?!?! my goodness. one never can tell when a fashon statement is just on the rise...

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 8:40 PM

security guard dude is a good dude

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 8:41 PM

Wait a second, the Dum Dum Girls have a guy in the band? Oh, ha, I get it. Funny! And isn't that the famous Frankie Rose kickin' the skins? Niccceeeeeee.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 8:46 PM

"yeah, she's a sexy babe fersure if you like bad skin and average looks otherwise."

She moves sexy when she sings and has a sexy voice. That overcomes any other small details such as the ones you mention (though it looks like she has a nice bod). So, I suppose you're banging 11 out of 10 babes every night, huh? And it's not nice to talk shit like that about Brandon's wife. He wants to kill tonight, you know.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 10:03 PM

Anyone who went to this is a faggot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 11:41 PM

>Anyone who went to this is a faggot.<

Can I suck your dick, puh-leeze!


Way to elevate the discourse, fuckmouth!

Posted by Faggot | July 8, 2009 12:43 AM

she gives crazy knobs. saw her on "nob competition"

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 1:53 AM

"Nob Competition" is a stupid movie. It's just girls giving blowjobs. There is no plot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 2:01 AM

12:43. Yes. Yes you can.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 2:40 AM

how many times can you see troggs wild thing in one day?

Posted by charlie | July 8, 2009 2:53 AM

yellow shirt from woods is the most attractive performing male at the festival.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 4:45 AM

hipster infestation.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 9:13 AM

hate the vivian girls

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 9:22 AM

people and their fucking wayfarer glasses.

Posted by mawno | July 8, 2009 10:54 AM

"woah! dickies pants with a hiking clip and keys around it in the back pocket. in billyburg?!?! my goodness. one never can tell when a fashon statement is just on the rise..."

HA!

in all seriousness though, that shit is a little mid-90's, i'd hate to see how these clowns dressed ten years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 11:52 AM

In the pictures labeled for The Beets, look at the third picture from the bottom of the girl with the crutches. You can practically see her cooter.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 12:35 PM

apparently, 12:35 has never been to the beach and/or is 10 years old

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 12:39 PM

hipster

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 1:09 PM

@mawno Yeah I know right....who would ever want classic, extremely comfortable, versatile, effective, durable, sunglasses..right?...stupid idiots.....lets make fun of them for their pants...that will make us feel better.

Posted by dave | July 8, 2009 1:16 PM

Real Estate and Titus Andronicus are playing the Whitney for free on Friday.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 4:50 PM

the fringe on that dress just got a deal with sub pop, because it couldn't have been the music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 6:37 PM

If only these bands sounded as good as these pictures looked....

These pictures make these folks look like they all could be John Lennon's... but they all sound like someone dropped an AM radio down a elevator shaft. I think I have the recipe: Obscure fender guitars (poorly tuned), plus as much reverb/echo/distortion on the vocals as possible, add your roommate/the drummer who just started playing last week, oh and don't forget the guy who plays keyboards, laptops, washboards, those-things-they-used-at-the-end-of-Karate-Kid-Part-2, and whatever the fuck else is intentionally obscure (Remember this adds "textures")... Ok, now awkwardly stand there and play so loud no one can tell what the fuck is going on... Remember to be ironically or un-ironically detached from the whole thing. Either way... it works.

Whatever, at least y'all look cool.

Posted by bong hit | July 8, 2009 8:32 PM

What the hell are you talking about??

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 8:40 PM

Thee Oh Sees blow my mind. But the rest of 'em are pretty questionable.

Posted by Elmer | July 9, 2009 4:40 PM

the oh sees are the least interesting of the bunch. it's just echoey stompcore.

not that I don't love 'em... but c'mon. they're just a party band

Posted by Anonymous | July 10, 2009 10:33 AM

Woods rule

Posted by Anonymous | July 11, 2009 2:20 PM

whole buncha nothing.

Posted by boondoggle | July 11, 2009 6:11 PM

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