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Avant-garde rockers Will Wood and the Tapeworms perform at Levels in Scranton on March 14

Avant-garde rockers Will Wood and the Tapeworms perform at Levels in Scranton on March 14
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From a press release:

After selling out their upcoming album release show in their home state of New Jersey, avant-garde pop/gypsy/experimental rock group Will Wood and the Tapeworms have announced a local concert exclusively through NEPA Scene at Levels Bar & Grill in downtown Scranton on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

The genre-bending group will be supported by local acts Static in the Attic and The Cryptid. Organizers are looking for one more band; interested acts can e-mail

Tickets, which are $12, are on sale now via Eventbrite.

The band has recorded a special message to Scranton fans:

Will Wood and the Tapeworms are a five-piece experimental rock outfit based out of northern New Jersey that have been called “the most interesting and magnetic entertainers in recent years” by New Noise Magazine, lead by “intriguing and histrionic” ( singer/songwriter and pianist Will Wood.

Armed with cleverly crafted and surreal anti-folk songs, Wood assembled a group of performers and began crashing around New Jersey covered in face paint and confetti. Unusual instrumentation, foreign scales, and highly theatrical performances with surprisingly catchy pop tunes give Will Wood and the Tapeworms a unique and hard-to-define voice that refuses to be pigeonholed by genre.

They often dress in drag and bowties, barrel around the stage hollering at the top of their lungs, and unpredictably swing from collapsing to their knees to collapsing into each others arms.

Dying Scene has called their show a “truly special and dramatically dangerous,” and AXS Entertainment called it a “journey into glittering hysteria.” Turning the heads of artists, outcasts, and weirdos with a fevered, intense, and rapidly growing cult following, Will Wood and the Tapeworms are proving themselves to be one of the biggest things to hit the East Coast in years. Don’t be frightened – it’s just a show.

The band’s new album, “The Real,” will be released on Wednesday, Feb. 14, exactly one month before the Levels (519 Linden St., Scranton) show.

See NEPA Scene’s photos of Will Wood and the Tapeworms playing at Trophy Scars’ 15th anniversary show last year here.