NOTICE: Advance ticket sales will end at 4 PM today. Remaining tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis once the doors open at 7 PM.
UPDATE: I've added additional show information, travel & parking tips below. Scroll down past the show description for all the details!
THE EVENS are coming to Woods Hole!
Since 2001, singer/drummer AMY FARINA (formerly of THE WARMERS) and singer/baritone guitarist IAN MACKAYE (previously of FUGAZI and MINOR THREAT) have been making music together as THE EVENS. They've released three albums (The Evens, Get Evens, and The Odds) on Dischord Records, the iconic Washington D.C. record label that Ian cofounded in 1980. The band has toured extensively throughout the world, performing in Europe, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and across the United States.
In the band's own words, "THE EVENS revel in short-circuiting the conventions of rock music and perform mostly in non-tradtional music spaces - libraries, art spaces, schools, theaters, etc." I am thrilled that THE EVENS will be bringing their collection of dynamic melodies, bracing anthemic singalongs, and quietly intense songs to the Woods Hole Community Hall!
Please join us for THE EVENS' Cape Cod debut (!) and the only Eastern Massachusetts show on their current tour! Don't miss this rare intimate appearance by this terrific and inventive musical duo!
Here's the lowdown...
SATURDAY AUGUST 10th
From Washington D.C. + Dischord Records
EARLY SHOW! DOORS AT 7:00 PM! THE EVENS WILL PLAY AT 7:30 PM!
ALL AGES! SIX DOLLARS!
68 Water Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543
NOTE: A limited number of advance tickets will be available for purchase online. The remainder will be available for $6.00 at the door on a first come, first served basis.
MORE DETAILS, TRAVEL & PARKING TIPS:
Woods Hole Community Hall's doors will open at 7:00 PM. I'll have everyone's names at the door, so there's no need to print out your ticket. Save your paper and printer ink! Just bring your photo ID and I'll cross your name off the list once you arrive. I expect THE EVENS will take the stage promptly at 7:30 PM and play for about an hour or so. I believe they're traveling with their LPs and CDs, so, you should be able to buy them from the band after their set, if you like.
Please plan ahead for parking in Woods Hole! There are 110 metered (quarters only) spots in town, plus a few pay lots such as Dywer's Dock. There is a useful overview of Woods Hole's parking options here which includes a few other ideas. My best advice is to get into town at least an hour or two early to secure your spot. I'd hate it if anyone couldn't make it into the show because they couldn't find parking. Obviously, if you're local and within walking or biking distance, please leave your car at home! Or, try to carpool or get dropped off/picked up, if you can!
Summer is busy and this weekend there's likely to be an increased volume of travelers in town due to the Falmouth Road Race and another event happening in Woods Hole on Saturday night. With that in mind, you may want to consider avoiding parking in Woods Hole itself and take advantage of the WHOOSH Trolley instead. This trolley runs between downtown Falmouth and Woods Hole (Woods Hole is essentially "South Falmouth") throughout the day and night for $2 (exact change) per person. You can park for free in the WALMART parking lot and catch a ride into Woods Hole on the trolley without worrying about parking in Woods Hole. The final two trolleys out of Woods Hole are at 9:10 PM and 10:10 PM, so you'll be able to see the whole show without worrying about missing the last ride back to your car. Please take a look at the trolley schedule and route information in my earlier link.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, make sure to plan for potential traffic delays. This is particularly true if you're coming from off-Cape for the show. On Saturdays in the summertime, it's not uncommon for heavy backup leading to the Bourne and Sagamore Bridges. You can check Sigalert, real-time traffic report site, to help you be prepared and choose the best route. (If you're coming from the North, heading over the Sagamore Bridge via Route 3 is often a bit better than the Bourne Bridge and Route 495/25 in terms of backup.) Again, I'd recommend heading for the Cape early in the day. Since you're coming all this way anyway, you might as well enjoy the day! I think the weather should be pretty nice on Saturday, so, try to get into town early and make the most of your time on the Cape! Check out http://www.woodshole.com/ for more ideas of things to do and see!
Travel safely and see you at the show!