Big Wood

Are you a fan of early-’80s Factory Records? Early-’90s shoegaze? Songs with obtuse titles? Get thee to Don Hill’s tonight (8/25) and catch the mysterious and multi-membered Mahogany. Originally from Detroit but now calling Brooklyn their home, the band have been around for over ten years though you wouldn’t know it from their discography.

For most of that time it was just Allysa Massais and Andrew Prinz but the band has expanded fourfold since signing to Darla records and getting serious about the music thing. The band’s dreamy 2001 debut, The Dream of a Modern Day, was one of those underground classics — at least for people who hold the entire output of Sarah records in high regard. The band went into semi-hibernation after that but are back and will release their second album, Connectivity!, this fall. I’m told from good sources that it is "f-ing awesome." Ulrich Schnauss is a fan, as is former Cocteau Twin Robyn Guthrie, who plays on the new album.

Anyway, see for yourself Friday night. The band features two drummers, two 12-string guitars, and four more people doing who knows what. 10PM. $5.00 or Free w/ RSVP to

Check out the videos to Connectivity!‘s "Supervitesse" and "Neon Plastic Boogie Woogie"

More info on their MySpace page.

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