photos by Chris Gersbeck
"I had no idea who Foxy Shazam was prior to the show, and I kinda wish it stayed that way.. Maybe it just wasn't my cup of tea, but this band was one big bad theatrical 80s glam-rock gimmick. It sounded like a hybrid of My Chemical Romance, The Darkness, and Queen rolled up in a ball... I will never understand the appeal of this band.Two short months ago Free Energy opened for Titus Andronicus at Webster Hall. On the two days that bookended Thanksgiving (11/24 & 11/26), the band returned to play Bowery Ballroom and Music Hall of Williamsburg (respectively) with their tour-mates Foxy Shazam and Hollerado. The above review comes from the band's Bowery appearance. The pictures are from MHOW.
Free Energy took the stage, and even though a lot of the crowd filed out (partly cause they were seemingly there for Foxy, or because it was the night before Thanksgiving) Free Energy still put 110% in... I know that it's only a matter of time until Free Energy really blows up, so I will enjoy these intimate shows while I can... "Free Energy", "Dream City", and "Bang Pop" sounded mightier than ever. They treated us to a encore at the end giving us a fierce version of "C'Mon Let's Dance", a b-side... and "Something In Common" one can only scratch their head when wondering why they were left out of the record"
[We All Want Someone To Shout For]
Free Energy will log their fifth and sixth NYC appearances in four months when they support Weezer on their "Memories" tour at Roseland on 12/17 and 12/18. Both dates are sold out.
More pictures from MHOW are below...