Oregon/Washington natives The Woolen Men are tour monsters in the great Pacific Northwest DIY tradition. The trio has been bouncing down various highways in its tour van for the last few years, releasing tight little EPs of garage pop/punk here and there. The group recently signed to Woodsist, and the label, with its retro-modern ethos, is a perfect home. The band’s self-titled debut LP—recorded on analog tape—is a clanging, exuberant, fuzzy thing, and word on the digital street says The Woolen Men’s live shows are an energetic great time. For anyone nostalgic for the work ethic and lifestyle of pre-Nirvana American punk, Friday’s show should be a breath of fresh air.
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