CROSS-POLLINATION XXIII - TUES OCT 5TH - 7:30-10 PM
THE WOWZ
CREAKY BOARDS

The WoWz are a three-piece band from New York City who combine the eternal dolor of Hank Williams Sr. with the perverse humor of David Berman and the improbable harmonies of the Beatles. They've just released their first LP, LONG GRAIN RIGHTS. The WoWz have played all over NYC generating enjoyably small amounts of confusion when they plug in. Time Out New York recently raved: "The Wowz are kind of like a coked-up youth group sing-along; the duo plays hyperchirpy, manic songs with ecstatic titles like 'Nothin' Would Be Better' and 'Happy Today.' Watch out, though - their cheery outlook (ironic or not) is contagious."

Could it be said that the band began in 1999 when Andrew and Michael were in high school and teamed up to scare a bunch of Michigan kids with a stormy seance? Or did the band began when Andrew and Jason first united as Hot Blast in Ann Arbor, wailing the basement beats? Maybe it was when Andrew started playing piano by himself at the loner chapel and making recordings there. Or was it when Steve and Shane started playing with Andrew as Pierson Spec and the True Blue Dudes? Mayhaps the real beginning of Creaky Boards was in late 2003 when Jason and Andrew started playing New York City as the original folkpunk subway duo. Or maybe when they expanded to a lushly arranged band in 2005. What about when Michael reunited with Andrew later that year, with the weekend treks down from Boston? Or what about when, after depression and a band breakup and experimental collective days, Creaky Boards came back together as a full machine in November 2006 playing with new bassist Eric Wolfson? or was it not really Creaky Boards until the Dan Costello keys, or the crunchy hum of the Darwin Deez?

The incarnations of this band have been as varied and plentiful as life itself, and that is what we hope to do: to reflect through sound our incredibly beautiful and incredibly sad world, and share it with our friends and whoever else wants to listen. We love you.

LISTEN TO THE WOWZ LISTEN TO CREAKY BOARDS
CROSS-POLLINATION XXIII ::: Tuesday, OCT 5TH
7:30 - Doors Open
8:00 - THE WOWZ | myspace.com/thewowz
8:45 - CREAKY BOARDS | creakyboards.com | myspace.com/creakyboards
9:30 - Cross-Pollination set ft THE WOWZ & CREAKY BOARDS!!
10:00 - Guitar Hero