Woods make music that is a little rough around the edges. Some would call it lo-fi, but that sounds silly since no one ever called Neil Young lo-fi. Like that scruffy rock legend, the four guys in Woods like it raw. As a result, Woods music feels intimate and invitingsome would say human." Built on a wobbly foundation of clattering drums, the songs sound as though they could come crashing down at any moment. Vocalist Jeremy Earl sings in an off-kilter whinny that resembles the creaking of a rusty door hinge, while the guitar work sounds like a cassette recording of Steve Malkmus and J. Mascis jamming to Ragged Glory. With Dungen, Brawley Banks.
Thu., Sept. 3, 8 p.m., 2009