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Woodward Company @ The Horseshoe (Photos and Review)

18-Jan-2009 06:00 PM Contributed by: pete Concert Reviews
Woodward Company
Woodward Company
The Horseshoe in Toronto, Ontario on January 13, 2009
Full Photo Set (12 photos)

One thing I really like about the music community in Toronto is the support musicians give to each other. I will often see members of bands in the audience for other bands, supporting their friends or there just because music is their life. Before Woodward Company took the stage, I ran into Tim Oxford who plays drums for the Arkells. It turns out he was there because he is long-time friends with two of the members of Woodward Company, and was involved in the recording of their new, but not quite ready for release, EP.

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Even though the EP isn't ready for release yet, the band brought a full box of freshly home-burned CDs, carefully wrapped in paper bags that had a silver spray-painted 'W" on them, and offered them for free to everyone in attendance, handing out about 70 CDs that night. The band is working on cover art and liner notes now, and the official EP release will be a little later in the year.

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The show itself was really well attended. Although the crowd kept a safe distance from the stage for first band, that area filled in for Woodward Company, with one uber-fan dancing and rocking along to every song of the seven song set, with others joining in here and there. The performance showed some good promise, with a variety of potential influences; I heard hints of bands like Nerf Herder in the vocals, and The Who and Phish in the music, the latter possibly explaining why they tended to drift a little too far into jamming territory every now and then. At least two songs of the set were instrumental only, no vocals.

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The band is going on a brief hiatus starting now, but then in March sometime they plan on touring Southern Ontario and into Quebec, after which they plan on holding the real CD release party back in Toronto.

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Woodward Company @ The Horseshoe (Photos and Review)
Authored by: Anonymous on 18-Jan-2009 06:34 PM
Fucking sweet review!
Great set,

WOODWARD KICKS ASS!!!
Woodward Company @ The Horseshoe (Photos and Review)
Authored by: Anonymous on 18-Jan-2009 10:36 PM
has this guy heard of the genre of post-rock?
mogwai?
do make say think?
explosions in the sky?

well even if this Pete fellow thought it was "too far into jamming territory" i think those tracks are some of the strongest emotionally.

Woodward Company @ The Horseshoe (Photos and Review)
Authored by: Anonymous on 19-Jan-2009 11:32 AM
This idea of distributing home burned CDs..
Great idea. I have friends who have a band.
I'm going to tell them this.

pesquisa de mercado
Woodward Company @ The Horseshoe (Photos and Review)
Authored by: Anonymous on 19-Jan-2009 05:43 PM
I loved your set, my girlfriend knew of you guys so we came out. Great turnout and lively stuff, better than just "indie" music. Creative rhythms and melodies in each track. Thanks a lot for the CD!
Woodward Company @ The Horseshoe (Photos and Review)
Authored by: Anonymous on 21-Jan-2009 11:56 AM
GEORGE S. The Corruptor says that "Woodward Company" Freeeking ROCKS HARD!!!!!!!!!
i LOVE THOSE GUYS..
they better send me their EP...
when are they playing in AUS??????????
RESPECT/
Dasein.