Will Wood w/ Lobotomobile/ Riley Lucifer
August 31 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Conceived in the autumn of 1992 despite the use of three forms of contraception, pianist and “avant-pop” singer-songwriter Will Wood stumbled out of a hallucinogenic haze and onto the New Jersey independent circuit in 2015. After his debut album “Everything is a Lot,” he immediately began to make a scene with his eccentric public persona, constantly-shifting musical style, and refusal to participate in the status quo of independent, DIY music.
Right away, his work began to attract an intense cult fanbase, and his rapidly growing notoriety in the local music circuit quickly put him onstage alongside members of internationally and nationally touring acts like Gogol Bordello and Man Man.
His crowdfunded 2016 concept album, SELF-iSH, featured the work of members of Foxy Shazam, My Chemical Romance offshoot Frnkiero andthe Cellabration, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. The album and its associated Wood-directed music videos received glowing reviews from national press outlets. Wood began touring that year.
Wood and his band, a crew of musicians he calls “The Tapeworms,” regularly sell out shows in their home region, and took advantage of this to record the 2018 live album “The Real,” which raised thousands for mental health research, and became the soundtrack to their 2019 concert film “The Real Will Wood.”
Now Wood is gearing up to record his next full-length studio album, The Normal Album, which features the work of multi-platinum producer Matt Squire of Panic! at the Disco, Ariana Grande, The Used, and One Direction fame. To make this possible, Wood is currently conducting a remarkably ambitious indiegogo campaign to raise $15,000 in 31 days.
Birthed in the crucible of LobotoCorp’s research laboratories, Lobotomobile is a trio of individuals with questionable judgment and flexible morals that helps facilitate the ruthless advance of LobotoCorp’s nefarious corporate agenda.
Formed at the beginning of 2012 by Laura Koons (vocals/guitar) and Matt Martel (drums/electronic oddments) as an extension of Laura’s solo work, they played as a two piece (occasionally featuring Ty Snitko of Chiburi on bass) under the name “Bloody Bunny.” Gradually becoming more experimental and eccentric, the duo decided they needed something more, and embarked on a far-reaching expedition in search of a bad-ass bass player who would be willing to indulge their ever more capricious and superfluous whims.
The following spring, the two were in the grip of a delirious, all-night bender with their new bass player David Ciccone, a veteran of the Keene area music scene. Having recently added David (bass guitar/upright bass) to the lineup, they were feverishly working towards solidifying their identity as an unstoppable juggernaut. Of the three of them, nobody knows exactly what happened… but one minute they were sucking down fruity Polynesian drinks with ridiculous names like “The Sodomy Of The Golden Retriever,” and the next minute they were strapped to gurneys deep in the bowels of LobotoCorp’s sketchiest workshop, clearly on their way to some sort of surgical abomination…
When they awoke, they were in Matt’s basement… with an inordinately large number of empty Schnapps and Tequila bottles, a pile of random human bones, and a pile of obscure (and reasonably appalling) 18th century erotica. The band won’t speak candidly about it, but when pressed for details of what happened that night in the dark creamy center of LobotoCorp headquarters, Lobotomobile will typically give you the finger and will instead inform you that they are an amorphous mashup of musical styles that pulls its inspiration from any damn place it pleases.
Heavily steeped in horror movies, bizarre folk legends, video games, history, medical terminology, and broadway musicals, Lobotomobile creates genre bending music peppered with samples and electronics that continuously defies definition.
During live performances Lobotomobile enjoys assaulting their audience’s senses with intense displays of deeply disturbing and subversive media and programming content… although they have been known to dial it down a notch or two for more family friendly events