lespecial

Born in the woods of Connecticut and raised in the wilds of Boston, lespecial has established themselves as innovators and tastemakers on their own unique trajectory. The aggressive death-funk dance trio explodes with energetic live sets, tapping into a primitive past distorted through the lense of contemporary technology. Coming off the release of their second EP, Ceremony, preceded by Playonbrother Sessions (2011), Jonathan Grusauskas (guitar/keys/trumpet), Luke Bemand (bass guitar) and Rory Dolan (drums) ignore convention, instead amalgamating the familiar styles of Afro-Latin rhythmic traditions, Hip Hop, Funk and Metal into a singular sound that dexterously transforms during their live sets and over the course of their studio albums. As Ben Weiss of Relix Magazine puts it, “Amidst the rest of the noise, lespecial is the squeaky wheel that demands attention.”

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WILD THINGS - We can't thank you all enough for sharing in what was surely our favorite Wild Woods to date. Every year our family grows and this year was no exception; from our old friends The Reliquarium, Brainwave Laser & FX, LLC, Sonic Beating, Encore Event Services, LLC and VII Studios, to our new friends Rhizome NYC, Sermon, Hennessey Sound Design, to our amazing performers headed up by Katie Rose and our new staff members, y'all are the most talented group of creators and problem solvers the Northeast has to offer. This was the smoothest year yet all thanks to the synchronicity and flexibility between our crews.

Collectively working ourselves down to our bones is all made worthwhile when we get to look out and see all of your smiling faces in the crowd. Five years have gone by in the blink of an eye and we are amazed by the growth, lessons, and friends we've gained along the way. To simply leave it at "thank you" is perhaps the greatest understatement of all time.

We love you all!

-Ryan, Dan, and Jeff
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✨ Such a colorful crowd ✨ Until next year, Wild Woods family! ✨

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We’re only halfway through Lotus’ debut Wild Woods set, anddd 😧🤯 - happy to be enjoying it with all of you!

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VJ: Rhizome NYC
Stage Design: The Reliquarium
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How you doin' out there Wild Woods? Octave Cat is taking us deeper into the night, and we've got SO much more coming at you. We're very excited to have Lotus here for the very first time --> 10pm on Page Stage!

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