Posted in music | video on July 1, 2008

a July 4th ticket (CRED)
Feelies

As someone pointed out, The Feelies played Maxwell's last night (June 30, 2008) too...



The Feelies kicked off their reunion a night early, playing a semi-secret "friends and family" gig last night at Maxwell's in Hoboken. The band did an extensive interview with Jim DeRogatis and greg Kot which will included in a later broadcast on their Sound Opinions radio show. [DS]

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Comments (60)

last year at the free july 4th show they handed out tons of tickets at the gates and just let everyone in...any idea if they'll do the same this year, or if that was just because of all the rain they had last year and expected no one to show?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 3:09 PM

yeah, i'm totally confused on this. they had X amount of tickets originally that they gave away online and they seemed to 'sell out' of those rather quickly. the website for r2r says they're all gone. but battery park is quite large so what differentiates having a ticket and just showing up to get in? is there some area which only ticketed members have access to? anyone have any info. on that?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 3:29 PM

I'll give you $80 for that ticket.

Posted by butternuts | July 1, 2008 3:34 PM

They are releasing another set of tickets starting at 9am on friday, and the way they phrased it sounds like they expect a lot of people to show up trying to get them. So I assume that they will only let people in who have tickets.

Posted by amit | July 1, 2008 3:39 PM

what is/was the alcohol situation there?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 3:46 PM

no alcohol... you have to sneak in your own.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 3:52 PM

I heard Noel Gallagher will be playing instead of Sonic Youth.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 3:54 PM

What a bunch of jews.

Posted by No alcohol? | July 1, 2008 3:55 PM

^^ uhh???

Posted by Jews? | July 1, 2008 3:57 PM

what about smoking weed bowls?

Posted by butternuts | July 1, 2008 3:57 PM

Ben Gibbard did a private show at Hiro last night as well.

http://32ftpersecond.blogspot.com/2008/07/on-list-ben-gibbard-hiro-ballroom-63008.html

Posted by SF | July 1, 2008 4:03 PM

Nice to see they dressed for the occasion.

Also nice to see them reinforcing their blandness by reforming. It's a good reminder of how overrated they were.

Now where's my Ashlee Simpson CD...?

Posted by Tails of Brave Yule Sissies | July 1, 2008 4:09 PM

If Noel Gallagher shows, I will give you $80 for a ticket!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 4:10 PM

there are a bunch of tickets available through trade and $$ on craigslist for those interested...

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 4:15 PM

Smokity smoke is ok in the park.

Posted by drewo | July 1, 2008 4:17 PM

>Nice to see they dressed for the occasion.

You're an asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 4:32 PM

I have an extra ticket

Posted by sixtypercentgrey | July 1, 2008 4:34 PM

the tickets they give away the day of the show are the ones that were not picked up by people who reserved them online.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 4:42 PM

>>

>Nice to see they dressed for the occasion.

You're an asshole.

<<

Yes I am. So? They still coulda dressed up a little better than they would a trip to Shop-Rite.

Oh, I'm sorry! I'm not allowed to expect just a wee bit more style from These Hallowed Kings of Hoboken, They Who Must Not Be Poked At, at their "coming out" party. Just a bunch of regular folk, dressing their regular-folk misshapen pants and blandly colored shirts, furiously strumming out their regular-folk early 1980s indie rawk. Fa Ce La...

Posted by Tails of Brave Yule Sissies | July 1, 2008 4:54 PM

Here's something annoying. Name the major bands the Feelies were influenced by, and they ALL had a semblance of style onstage. The Feelies LOOK a regular bunch of suburban older adults, and THAT is a shame. Christ, it's ROCK, not a fucking dissertation on the migration habits of Mallards.

Posted by SoySalami | July 1, 2008 5:02 PM

anyone know if you can bring food inside to the Sonic Youth show?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 5:09 PM

You can bring food.
You "can't" bring in booze.
You will need a ticket to get in.
You can see the stage without having a ticket.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 5:20 PM

Well....if you read any interviews with Thurston Moore, The Feelies "anti-fashion" (they looked like a bunch of nerds) was one of the things that influenced Sonic Youth. In a scene of fashion wannabees and people who looked better than they sounded, The Feelies were a bunch of nerdy looking guys who ROCKED. Who cares what a band looks like anyway, it's how they SOUND. Go listen to Coldplay or somebody else who's "beautiful," I'll be having a blast at Maxwell's tonight!

Posted by BTH | July 1, 2008 5:27 PM

i care about how a band looks---that's one of the reasons i DON'T listen to Coldplay.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 5:42 PM

What those 2 fucking shitheads forgot to mention is that

Tails of Brave Yule Sissies is the guy who gets everybody together for the London Bridges game at the Dan Deacon shows.

and

SoySalami could not even go to the Feelies show tonite if he wanted to. He has to wait out all night by Yankee Stadium to make sure he gets Bon Jovi Tickets.

You 2 "know nothings" are a disgrace.

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 5:54 PM

kick ass!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 6:11 PM

Wow.

Arguing about a band's appearance.

So do you also bitch that there are no pictures when you read David Sedaris books?

So lame.

Posted by CJ | July 1, 2008 6:19 PM

Uhhhh, these guys seem pretty cool.

Posted by butthead | July 1, 2008 7:05 PM

They dress like suburban oldsters. They're boring, overrated, and all their songs sound the same. Dan Deacon may be a fat fuck, but he gets people MOVING. Coldplay may be bland megastars but they've got more catchy tunes than the FeelThese will ever come up with. Let 'em enjoy playing Maxwells for the rest of their lives--as much of it may be left. What are they--70 now? And by the way, David Sedaris has lovely eyes.

Posted by Crammit | July 1, 2008 8:51 PM

8:51 -- congratulations! you've won the brooklynvegan dick-of-the-day award for 7/1/08.

everyone else, better luck tomorrow!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 8:57 PM

nah, 8:51 wins dick-of-the-month award, easy.

go listen to your... what was the name of that band again?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 10:34 PM

No ticky, no feely!

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2008 11:43 PM

The Feelies were great tonight. They sounded really tight, especially considering this was only their 2nd show back. Looking forward to Friday.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 12:21 AM

I used to go to private feelies shows. And then my parents got married.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 12:23 AM

wait...people age??? holy crap!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 12:37 AM

"Dan Deacon may be a fat fuck, but he gets people MOVING. Coldplay may be bland megastars but they've got more catchy tunes than the FeelThese will ever come up with."

Oh, so now it's about getting people *moving* and not appearance? Or is it about "catchy turnes"?

Who on God's green earth do you think you're fooling here, son?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 12:53 AM

hey so are they going to be checking bags at the "doors" for this sonic youth deal? anyone know from the shows in past years?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 12:57 AM

what did they play? tell me "Slipping Into Something," ok?

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 1:01 AM

YES... they DO check bags at the gates. Don't have it loaded up with beers... if you're not too obvious about it, maybe you can sneak in a tall boy or two that's hidden in a blanket or something.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 9:06 AM

"Dan Deacon may be a fat fuck, but he gets people MOVING. "

Yeah, toward the door.

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 9:55 AM

They played Slipping into Something. Excellent and quite fashionable. Also, Raised Eyebrows, Crazy Rhythms, Fa Ci-La, The Boy with Perpetual Nervousness, much o Good Earth, some very good new songs, plus She Said She Said, Barstool Blues, What Goes On, We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time, and much more.

Posted by Pclem | July 2, 2008 11:08 AM

I don't remember What Goes On

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 2:01 PM

thanks Pclem. Sounds amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 2:04 PM

'what goes on' is a velvet's cover, i assume .. so is 'barstool blues' ...

Posted by eli | July 2, 2008 2:38 PM

Barstool Blues is a Neil Young cover. They also did Dancing Barefoot (Patti Smith) and Fun to be Happy (Love Tractor). The version of Slipping into Something last night was AMAZING!!!

Posted by BTH | July 2, 2008 3:22 PM

....and Outdoor Miner (Wire)

Posted by BTH | July 2, 2008 3:23 PM

Ah, Patti Smith. Forgot. I believe What Goes On was the last song of the night. They played a second encore, and many people either left or almost left (I almost left). Sorry you missed.

Posted by Pclem | July 2, 2008 7:26 PM

Yeah, they, as the kids like to say "killed it".

Loved all the covers....

Posted by Anonymous | July 2, 2008 10:14 PM

what goes on was actually not the last song... they did a 3rd encore after that with acoustic 12-string... not sure of the names of the songs, don't think i'd heard them, at least not in that incarnation.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 11:25 AM

Anon 11:25, the person who said "What Goes On" was the last song was referring to the Tuesday show.

The Wed encores were:
#1: She Said,She Said / We're Gonna Have a Real Good Time
#2: Paint It, Black / What Goes On
#3: Egyptian Reggae / ???

Jonathan Demme was there last night, and Ira and Georgia from YLT jettisoned all pretenses of hipness (God Bless 'Em) by staying glued to the edge of the stage for both sets.

Posted by Hobokenite | July 3, 2008 12:06 PM

thanks for these amazing details--manna to a Feelies fan. anyone remember if they did "The High Road" or "Sand in My Joints"?

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 12:15 PM

its killing me that I cant make it to these shows !!

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 12:23 PM

i was kind of uninterested in seeing them last night and was absolutely blown away by how great they sounded.

gonna see them at battery park now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 12:34 PM

A top-ten of all-time show last night at Maxwells. It was amazing how tight they sounded and the energy level kept amping up and up. And the new songs stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the oldies.

This is one group comeback I never would have predicted - and now proving to be the most exciting of all. Let's hope they follow through with some new records.

Posted by drewo | July 3, 2008 12:45 PM

I used to run the Feelies myspace page that Glenn's page linked to, I was seriously considering flying from Ireland over just for this gig.

Posted by B'dum B'dum | July 3, 2008 3:49 PM

agreed that the feelies defied expectations last night. so great.

Posted by Anonymous | July 3, 2008 4:16 PM

I went the year Yo La Tengo played and took in a gallon of sangria in a thermos and a a full lunch for six ... we had a blast.

Posted by amyjane | July 4, 2008 10:55 AM

thanks for making these videos available. must have been a great show. "slipping (into something)" has always been a good slowburn but it looks as if they got really wound up this time.

stumbled onto this page via links from the review in The Big Takeover, of Feelies opening for SY.

Posted by cwm | July 20, 2008 2:13 AM

I went the year Yo La Tengo played and took in a gallon of sangria in a thermos and a a full lunch for six ... we had a blast.

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