Week in Pop: Woods, Ducktails, Moondoggies

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The new year is here, big albums are on the way and some big tours with pretty big buzz are following. In between bothering artists and reps to get the latest news, leaks, and gossip, I bring to you a few sneak peaks at what springtime might hold for us all.

This February, get ready for a heady dose of Woods and Ducktails on an East Coast tour together that promises the possibility of live collaborations and who knows what all else.

Woods plans on performing stripped down, acoustic-y renditions of old songs and new songs from their future album, as a trio. Not to be missed.

Those dates are as follows:

02 Burlington, VT Monkey House
03 Portland, ME Apohadion
04 New York, NY Monster Island Basement
07 Philadelphia, PA Chapel at First Unitarian Church
08 Baltimore, MD Golden West

Also Woods (sans Ducktails sadly) are also embarking on a European tour on the following dates and venues:

14 Hare & Hounds – Birmingham
15 The Deaf Institute – Manchester
16 Bush Hall – London
17 La Maison des Musiques – Brussel
18 Cafe de la Danse – Paris
19 Klub Radar @ Tivoli – Utrecht
20 Vera – Groningen
21 Comet Club – Berlin
22 Molotow – Hamburg
23 Loppen – Copenhagen
24 Pusterviksbaren – Gothenburg
25 Revolver – Oslo
26 Club What We Do Is Secret @ Strand – Stockholm
27 Kuudes Linja – Helsinki

Woods, “Rain On” (Faits Divers Session)

Furthermore it looks like my favorite fey “indie” punching bag The Pains of Being Pure at Heart have planned a spring tour with Twin Shadow and Catwalk supporting. Take the mothballs off of your anoraks and don some twee apparel at these gigs:

31 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church

01 Washington, DC Black Cat
02 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
04 Athens, GA 40 Watt Club
05 Atlanta, GA The Earl
06 Birmingham, AL Bottletree Cafe
07 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks
08 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's
09 Austin, TX Emo's
12 Santa Fe, NM VFW
18 Visalia, CA The Cellar Door
19 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
20 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
22 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
25 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
26 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall
27 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
28 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
29 Bloomington, IN Rhino's
30 Columbus, OH The Basement

02 Milford, CT Daniel Street
03 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
06 New York, NY Webster Hall

The Moondoggies are about to take off on their first proper tour and are sharing with us “What Took So Long” from last October's Tidelands, a track that was also Song of the Day recently on NPR. Surely a banal Fresh Air interview must be in the works. Hold on to your frappuccinos folks.

The Moondoggies, “What Took So Long”

Catch Moondoggies on their US tour with Polecat and Quiet Life.

08 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo
18 San Francisco, CA The Independent
20 Tucson, AZ Solar Culture
22 Austin, TX Lambert's
23 Dallas, TX Club Dada
24 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone Cafe
26 Atlanta, GA The Earl
27 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
28 Arlington, VA IOTA Club & Café
29 Philadelphia, PA M Room
30 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop
31 Cambridge, MA TT The Bear's Place

01 New London, CT The Oasis
02 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
03 Pontiac, MI The Pike Room at The Crofoot
04 Chicago, IL Hideout
05 Minneapolis, MN 400 Bar

02 Bainbridge Island, WA Treehouse Cafe