Woolworthy Plays Final Show This Friday
By Scott Smith in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 27, 2005 4:30PM
Though it’s likely that a new band is formed at least every week here after some kid hears his or her first Ramones or Grandmaster Flash record, there are also too many that succumb to the pressures of being a working band, night in and night out. And so it is with Woolworthy, who play their final show tomorrow night at Double Door after almost ten years of power-pop goodness.
Having played their first show at the Elbo Room back in 1995, Woolworthy has outlasted many of the venues (Thurston’s, Fireside, Lounge Ax) that gave them a shot at the stage. They are survived by two full-length albums, an EP, and a retrospective entitled Recycler that compiles most of their previous work in one 23-track definitive collection. Most of the band members have started working with other bands or have begun new projects so don't bother trying to start an online petition or anything. Just start working through the five stages of grief now. Although we're still mourning the loss of Material Issue so we're not ones to talk.
Their farewell show features openers Cisco Pike (with Scott Lucas from Local H and former members of The Cells which would seem awkward to us since Woolworthy’s drummer Mark Doyle is playing with them now), The Ladies and Gentlemen and The Violent Hour. Woolworthy’s final two-hour set of verse-chorus-verse begins at 11:30. Tickets are $8.