Tweed has always been a live performance-focused group, and their patience in waiting to release an LP has allowed them to take the time necessary to differentiate themselves from their peers, to develop their unique voice, and to learn how best to translate that voice to an effective record. This patience has paid dividends, and all that work is evident on Moves.
So the tradition of Bodega’s Christmas-eve-eve is so special because it’s not only the one night of the year that the people who grew up surrounding the band get to see them play together, but it’s also one of the few days of the year members of Bodega are reunited with one another as well. And that, paired with that cliche wisp of Christmas wonder hanging in the air, is a recipe for on-stage magic.
AJ DiBiase (guitar), Jon Tomczak (synth & keys), Joe Vela (drums), and Dan McDonald (bass) work together as a rhythmic Rumpelstiltskin, spinning their grooves into intergalactic gold. Wielding their respective wheels, improvisational jams are woven with funk breakdowns, and their trademark Tweed is flossed right before the crowd’s eyes.