First Thursday: Wovenwear at Record Exchange


A metal band performing an acoustic set isn't that common, but you can see San Diego-based band Wovenwar do just that during at an in-store performance at the Record Exchange on First Thursday.

After the lead singer of As I Lay Dying was convicted for hiring a hitman to kill his wife, the remaining members formed Wovenwar. This new incarnation plays at the Knitting Factory later that evening and the first 25 people who buy the band's new album at RX get a free ticket to the show. If you're not a fan of heavy music, Record Exchange marketing director Chad Dryden said hearing a metal band play an acoustic set is a little more "palatable on the ears."

"It's stripped down," Dryden said. "It lets you hear the essence of the song, and allows for a different interpretation, too."

The free in-store show begins at 6 p.m. with Wovenwar signing albums afterward.