"On set with Cults at their video shoot. Video will be amazing." - The Willowz

Will McLaren w/ Cults @ Ridgwood Masonic Temple (more by Jessica Amaya)

Will McLaren, guitar player in Cults, is also a member of longer-running band The Willowz. Cults started out as as duo. Core Cults member Madeline Follin is the sister of Willowz member Richie James Follin. Core Cults member Brian Oblivion used to be the Willowz tour manager. Madeline met Brian through the Willowz and formed Cults. They then added Will Willowz (and others) to the live band. Quiz later. The two bands are touring France together in June.

The Willowz, who recently played a bunch of shows with Delta Spirit, have more recently been taking part in Hot Hot Heat's month-long residency at Public Assembly including the show that happened last night (a few people I know went and watched it after PiL played right next door). The next show is on May 26th.

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Victoria Bergsman

Will, besides playing at the upcoming Cults dates (which include a Nortside Fest show and a tour with Maps & Atlases), will be joining Taken by Trees (aka Swedish songwriter Victoria Bergsman) at (Le) Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, May 25th. Other guest musicians at the gig will include Mikael Karlsson (who's worked with Lykke Li) on keyboards, Amy Linton from The Aislers Set on drums, and Elsa Chiao on backup vocals. We have a pair of tickets to give away to the show. Details are below.

Videos of the Willowz, all dates, and a live clip and short doc on Taken by Trees' record East of Eden, which came out last September, with the LPR show flyer, below...

#196 The Willowz - Everyone

#196 The Willowz - Way it seems

Taken By Trees - East of Eden - National Geographic Mini-Documentary Part 1

Taken By Trees - East of Eden - National Geographic Mini-Documentary Part 2

Taken By Trees - Anna (live)

Taken By Trees

TO WIN THE TAKEN BY TREES TICKETS FOR THEIR SHOW AT LPR on MAY 25th: E-mail BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: "Taken By Trees"). Include your first and last name. One winner will be picked randomly and contacted.

The Willowz - 2010 Tour Dates
May 21 Celebrate Virginia Live w/ Cheap Trick Fredericksburg, Virginia, US
May 22 Loudon Summer Music Festival w/ Cheap Trick Ashburn, Virginia, US
May 26 Public Assembly w/ Hot Hot Heat NY, New York , US
Jun 01 La Nef Angouleme, FRANCE
Jun 02 Le Bus Paladium Paris, FR
Jun 03 La Peniche Lille, FRANCE
Jun 04 Le Vicomte Rouen, FRANCE
Jun 05 C.C. John Lennon Festival Limoges, FRANCE
Jun 08 Le Cabaret Aleatoire Marseille, FRANCE
Jun 09 Le Cri de la Mouette Toulouse, FRANCE
Jun 10 Clacson Lyon, FRANCE
Jun 11 New Industrie Nimes, FRANCE
Jun 13 Clos du Pinsan Bordeaux, FRANCE