For the five masterminds behind Wood Shoppe, one conversation was all they needed to discern a hole in the music market and find a way to fill it. The first Tuesday of every month, Zachary Cepin, Acacia Newlon, Wilson Zheng, Abby Sprague, and Robin Kim present a free concert at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, and they don't make a cent from it. The series -- designed to cultivate the local music scene as well as build the careers of up-and-coming acts -- is a nighttime gig the five got going just because they love music.
Kevin Morby performs Tuesday at Wood Shoppe
"If you want a music scene, you have to create it," Sprague says.
Wood Shoppe turns two years old this week with a lineup that demands attention. Songwriter Kevin Morby (Woods/The Babies) headlines the two-year anniversary edition this Tuesday, Feb. 4, where he is expected to croon painful folk-rock tales accompanied by haunting melodies. L.A.'s Avid Dancer is a solo psych-pop artist with bright guitars. S.F.'s Fine Points, a side project of Sleepy Sun, opens the night. And of course, the event would not be complete without a special DJ set by Wood Shoppe founding member Cepin, under the name DJ Zachary Carl-Os.