Video: Parenthetical Girls Debut New Song on Into The Woods


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And now for your weekly dose of Into the Woods. Once again we're taken to the home of a local band, in this case experimental-pop act Parenthetical Girls, who debut the new song "The Common Touch" for their "Feels Like Home" series. Singer Zac Pennington seems uncharacteristically reserved as the song begins, singing the opening line ("I came out of my mother") sitting down on a couch before rising ...   More
 
Tuesday, April 6, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Into The Woods Brings Typhoon Into a House


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It's been a minute since the Into The Woods guys gave us a new video. It's not like they haven't been busy, working on the 28 Days in May project and probably editing endless hours of clips for both the inevitable documentary and and future Into the Woods features. However, this morning was the first time a real Into the Woods clip has been posted in two months, and it's well worth the wait. Though ...   More
 
Tuesday, June 22, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Inside Voices Go Into the Woods


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It's hard to keep up with everything Into the Woods does. After a two month hiatus spent working on the 28 Days in May project, the local video collective has been insanely active the last week, posting five videos of content presumably shot during the last few months. Still, out of everything produced, there's no doubt that the latest installment of "Feels Like Home"—where local bands perform ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Into the Woods Celebrate America with MFNW


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Tecate and cigarettes and fire escapes, oh my! The latest Into the Woods video—in partnership with Willamette Week's own MusicfestNW—captures the epic Fourth of July block party hosted outside of East End. And Red Fang's performance of the vicious "Prehistoric Dog" is as awesome as you could ask for, with lots of dirty beards, guitar feedback, and a special announcement from frontman Brian ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Video: Big Freedia at Sassy's (via Into the Woods)


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The most talked about show of MFNW 2010 wasn't technically a MusicfestNW show. It was Big Freedia, New Orleans MC, dancer and Sissy Bounce artist extraordinaire, pulling up at Sassy's on Morrison with the Into the Woods crew. Seems like they would have had to filled out a ridiculous number of waivers to make this happen, so I'm not sure how they did it (every time I get out a camera at the strip club, ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Local Video Roundup: Joggers and Parenthetical Girls Go Into the Woods


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As far as bands go, you couldn't get two acts with a more disparate aesthetic than Joggers and Parenthetical Girls. Joggers play "indie rock" before the term became a basterdized catchall for anything written about on the blogosphere—think Merge Records stalwarts Polvo or Superchunk—with a perfect blend of sloppy minimalism and technical craft (those guitar sounds!). Parenthetical Girls' ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Dirty Mittens Go to Church


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From the beginning, Dirty Mittens always sounded good. The band—led by singer (and, for the record, ex-WW intern) Chelsea Morrissey—has evolved over the years, from its humble beginnings as a cutesy indie-pop quartet to its current incarnation as a retro soul-pop powerhouse. But rarely—in concert, or even on record—has the group sounded this good playing the handclap jam "Arcadia." ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

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