Last Night: The Twees at Webster Hall

Last Wednesday New York locals The Twees packed out The Studio at Webster Hall in celebration of the release of their new EP These Girls. Despite the forecasted dumping of snow, the weather was better than expected, which turned out to be a somewhat of a theme for the evening.

The first group I saw was a hip hop / jam band by the name of Poofy and The Busboys. While this style of music isn't my favorite (nor do I hold any type of authority to judge the genre), there was no denying that they were a seriously tight act. Although there weren't that many people there to see them, they did do a great job of engaging the present crowd in their set.

Next up was Brooklyn group Jangula (above). Before the show I listened to a couple of their tracks on their myspace and was pretty underwhelmed, so I had low expectations for them. Lucky for us their live set proved to be one of the best ones of the night. Lead singer Johnny donned a QChord and a pretty neat hairsyle as he led the rest of the band members seamlessly through pop jam after pop jam a la Oberhofer.
I recommend seeing them live if you have the chance.

Finally The Twees took the stage to a pretty wild and very adoring crowd. The band and frontman Jason, who was looking very sharp in a Nowhere Boy-esque leather jacket, played flawlessly through a nice set of old favorites from their first EP Lessons to Connect, as well as plenty of new ones from These Girls.

Part way through the show, half of the crowd came on stage for Wishful Thinking Youth. The band was swallowed in the packed stage and everyone looked like they were having a great time. All and all it was a great night for The Twees, and we'll look forward to hearing and seeing them much more in the future.

Jeff Jacobs and Eytan & the Embassy also played.

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