Tiger Saw, The Wailing Wall & Mary and The Woods – Tonight – 2.22.09


This is a show I have been eagerly awaiting for weeks. Years ago, while living on Isham St. in a mini attic apartment I stumbled across a little compilation sampler that had just one song on it that really hit home and tackled me. It was from a band I had never heard of called TIGER SAW. I never further explored the band even though I’d dip back into that disc again and again over the years. Mostly in the disc man on drives to and from Portland. Every time I moved here in town I’d sort through my music and save that disc simply for that track.  

It always made the cut.

When I found out that TIGER SAW was touring and interested in a Burlington stop, I tried to find the disc again with no luck.

Oh wells. Finally getting to see him/ them. 


Tiger Saw is the project of Dylan Metrano based out of Newburyport, Massachusetts. His group ranges from him playing solo to crazy style big bands with choirs in tow. The Winter 09 crew consists of Christopher Holt, Dylan Metrano, Jesse Rifkin, Mandy Sabine. A few past contributors you might know or have even seen (will soon see) here in Burlington : Jason Anderson (Wolf Colonel), Nat Baldwin ( ex Dirty Projectors) , Dan Blakeslee, Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors), Casey Dienel (White Hinterland) & Ray Raposa (Castanets).

Tiger Saw has toured extensively in North America and Europe, and is known for playing unorthodox venues from beach bonfires to treetop sing-alongs, as well as basements and barrooms from coast to coast. Tiger Saw has performed hundreds of shows with many bands, including Grizzly Bear, Kimya Dawson, Jens Lekman, Jad Fair, Laura Veirs, Magnolia Electric Co., Explosions in the Sky, The Gossip, and Man Man. 


“The Wailing Wall” began as a solo recording project by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Rifkin in late 2004, and became a real band in October 2005. Live, the Wailing Wall can be anything from Jesse playing alone to a sprawling collective of musicians. To date, they have shared stages with the likes of A Hawk and a Hacksaw( opening for Andrew Bird here in town on 4.05.09), Mount Eerie, Circulatory System, Man Man, Jason Anderson, Castanets, Mary Timony, Karl Blau, TW Walsh (ex-Pedro the Lion), Thanksgiving, The Instruments, Woelv, Harry and the Potters, The New Sound of Numbers, and others


It’s pretty likely you have seen the folks of Mary and The Woods kicking about Burlington/ Winooski even if you have yet to see them perform. Mary slinging some caffeine at Radio Bean and Chris taking care of sound duties at the Monkey House. 

Brave the beautiful snow and come partake. 


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