Preview: 2011 Woodsist Fest

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We’re pretty excited to say that this year’s Woodsist Festival is almost a month away, with a lineup that is representative of some of the biggest influences behind this blog, including Nodzzz, Thee Oh Sees, and our second-favorite LA/SF transplant, White Fence. This year’s fest is split up into two days, with performances on Saturday night (Fernwood) and Sunday afternoon (Henry Miller). The lineup is rounded out by Art Museums, Ducktails, Woods/Fresh and Onlys Big Band on Saturday night; and Real Estate, Fresh and Onlys, Woods, Sic Alps, and Sun Araw on Sunday.

Two day passes are sold out, but you can get on the waitlist for tickets to Sunday’s show here. Here’s a preview of what’s to come:

SATURDAY @ FERNWOOD  9:00pm-12:30am

We talked to singer Anthony Atlas  the day before their new album dropped on the Woodsist label. Read our interview here. Download a track off Innings here.

Art Museums
Coming off a 3-song 7″ release in late May (Bandcamp download comes with an extra track) and a stacked Slumberland Records  showcase event at Rickshaw during this year’s SF Popfest.
 Sadly, the Art Museums are no longer in existence, but the Mantles have taken their place on the roster.

Big year for the side-project of Real Estate member Matthew Mondanile: he’s started a new label (listen to a track from the first release here, due out June 25), and Domino Records has picked up both RE and Ducktails.

Woods/Fresh & Onlys Big Band
“Some kind of wonderful.”


Real Estate
Woodsist graduates signed to Domino for their sophomore album, due out in October. Watch them play a new, untitled track live earlier in May.

Thee Oh Sees
Castlemania has been out for a few weeks now, which means that John is already busy recording the next one.

Fresh & Onlys
Jennifer at SEE THE LEAVES has a great review of the recently-released Secret Walls LP here. Listen to track off the record here.

New 7″ inch due July 19th via Sacred Bones. Stream a track off the singles release here.

Sic Alps
Ty Segall
won’t be playing with his new/old band and current labelmates at Big Sur; the remaining Sic Alps are putting out a new 4 song 7″ via Drag City August 23rd, just in time for the Euro leg of their tour.

Sun Araw
Guess who also has a release on August 23rd? The space-rockers also have a split with Eternal Tapestry titled Night Gallery on Thrill Jockey due July 19. Listen to a track off the August Sun Ark/Drag City release here.

White Fence
Tim Presley’s White Fence is currently touring with the Strange Boys before splitting off to round out the Woods bill/tour. Listen to and download an entire live set at Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa.

If you can’t make it to the great Woodsist Fest this year, all is not lost. The Independent plays host to Woods, Fresh & Onlys, and The Mantles July 29th. Real Estate, together with San Francisco dream-pop acts Melted Toys and Dominant Legs (who just recorded a split 7″), also play at the Independent a few days after the fest on August 2nd.

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