Monkey Town: Still Not Quite Dead! "Woods Family Creeps," a One-Time Only Extended Jam Band from Woods, Plays There Next Week

Seems like landlord issues will in fact sink the daffy Williamsburg venue Monkey Town, which announced back in December that it'd be closing on January 24, a date that's rapidly closing in. Looks like they have their closing night party set and everything. But in the meantime, the venue's still very much active--nyctaper points out a January 18th (i.e., next Monday) show from Woods Family Creeps, a sprawling, improvised version of the Woods we've come to know and very much like. "Expect extended jams, howling guitar leads, atmospheric cassette interference, and a smattering of traditional Woods songs at this one-time only event," reads the copy. They're playing two sets. Needless to say, go before you can't.

Farewell Monkey Town

Lone Wolf, trapeze, Monkey Town. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne
It never really made a lick of sense but that was half the fun. The converted garage on North Third Street in Williamsburg that was Monkey Town is closing, according to Brooklyn Based. Owner Montgomery Knott cites "landlord issues" and gives a hard target for the venue's last day: January 24, 2010.

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