5 things James Woodbridge is excited for at Neon Reverb
Thu, Sep 17, 2009 (7:44 p.m.)
Photo: Bill Hughes
- Neon Reverb
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- Sept. 17-19, various venues
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These five bands or shows at Neon Reverb have festival co-founder James Woodbridge all worked up:
1) The Most Serene Republic and The Morning After Girls (Sept. 17, Beauty Bar): “Those are a couple of bands I’m super excited to have. The Most Serene Republic is from Ontario, Canada, and The Morning After Girls are from Tasmania. [They] are slightly more garage rock. Really fun stuff.”
2) Themselves (Sept. 19, Beauty Bar): “They came in March and the show was on Sunday night after three jamming days of music. Everybody was obviously just exhausted...pretty much burnt out. Yet, Themselves was still able to pull the people there into such a high level of energy, because the show was just so energetic. That made it even more phenomenal.”
3) Halloween Town (Sept. 19, Aruba Showroom): “Halloween Town is doing their 7” record release show. After they play with The Killers they’re coming up to the Aruba to do the midnight show. Ryan [Pardy] has got a nine-piece band with a horn section with members of Louis XIV and Transfer and The Shys. He’s just got this super group. It’s like, ‘Oh my God!’ What an amazing spectacle.”
4) National SouthWestern Electronic Recordings Showcase (Sept. 17, Bunkhouse): “[It’s] just so many of my favorite local bands in one show. In a lot of ways the Bunkhouse is the most intimate of the locations that we have – the way that it’s set up, the sound is always warm and great. This is sort of like the ultimate hometown show.”
5) The Warlocks (Sept. 18, Aruba Showroom): “They’re a great L.A. psychedelic rock band, and they’re coming off of a world tour. They’ve been all over Europe and England, and they’re touring around the U.S. now and coming in to play the festival. They have a decent fan base here, but this is the first time that they’ll play the festival.”