Thursday, January 27, 2011

"To you guys toasting to me!"

Well, I'm back from tour and after being in a bunch of inspiring places, meeting all kinds of incredible people, feeling all sorts of heavy feelings and besting an intense array of snow storms, I can certainly say it was a good, significant experience.
Now I have a weekend before school and I have to try my best to lessen this winter madness before I hit my tidal wave of assignments. With that said, here's some stuff!

Winter Parrots
Done with ink & watercolor around the Boston area

Done with ink! I had a crazy idea that I should draw people as I see them as opposed to what they look like to the world. Everyone can agree on how reality appears. Why should I recreate it?

An acrylic painting that filled in as an affordable Christmas gift.

More stuff soon!


Esquivel! - Actual
Tags: lounge, easy listening, space-age pop

This is great music for working like mad on a project in a basement.
(I'd encourage you to listen to this on nice speakers or headphones. Something to take advantage of the experimental stereophonic goodness!)

"Esquivel is dead. But that's okay because he's the king of space-age pop and all kings need to die." - Mike Ditrio

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


Hey! Happy 2011! So at the end of this week, Wood Spider's going to be going on a Northeast tour. So if you happen to be in the area, you should totally go! The schedule is as follows:

Jan. 8 - Glen Rock, NJ - Front Porch Fest at the Porchlight Theatre (555 Broad St) w/ Spook Houses, Toasted Plastic, The Jean Jackets
Jan. 9 - New Haven, CT - Neverending Books (801 State St) w/ Dr. Caterwaul's Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps, Feral Flowers
Jan. 10 - Rhode Island - HELP?
Jan. 11 - Allston, MA - The Burrow (Formerly known as Eliconia) (32 Mansfield St)
Jan. 12 - Lowell, MA - The Ant Cellar (778 Broadway St) w/ Trunks & Tales, Pile, Dan Blakeslee
Jan. 13 - Biddeford, ME - The Oak & the Axe (140 Main St, Ste. 107) w/ Hyena, Machine Gun Mustache
Jan. 14 - New Hampshire - HELP?
Jan. 15 - Burlington, VT - Radio Bean (8 N. Winooski Ave) w/ Nicole Erin Carey & the Homemade Blues, The Crack-Up, Mark Lester
Jan. 16 - White River Junction, VT - Main Street Museum (58 Bridge St)
Jan. 17 - Western MA - HELP?
Jan. 18 - Albany, NY - Valentine's (17 New Scotland Ave) w/ John Alfred, Northern Water Snake
Jan. 19 - Hudson, NY - The Spotty Dog (440 Warren St) w/ StickLips, Jenn Kelly
Jan. 20 - HELP?
Jan. 21 - Brooklyn, NY - Zora Art Space (315 4th Ave.)

Wood Spider will be making noise as a four-piece with guitar, cello, ukulele, banjo, glockenspiel and accordion. We'll be also traveling as a representative of the Spikedriver Arts Collective by touring with a distro and guerrilla art gallery. So please come by a show and see some really cool stuff!

I don't know how connected to the Internet world I'll be, so this may be my last post 'til I get back. Stay warm, y'all.


Wood Spider/Niko & The Juggler Meadow Family Band - Tending Fires
Tags: folk, acoustic, americana, punk

This is a split release between us and Niko (formerly of Mallory). It's on cassette and the package features a sweet printed box, illustrations for each song, short literature and music (of course!). It's a mega limited run of 50, so get at me if you want in!

(It's a pay-what-ya-want download. So if you're strapped for cash, don't feel bad gettin' it for free!)