Posted in music | pictures on November 17, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys squeezed in a late-night Shea Stadium appearance on November 3rd, in lieu of the canceled second NYC date on their tour with Clinic (they were supposed to play the larger Music Hall of Williamsburg that night, and played Bowery Ballroom one night earlier).

At the smoky venue (someone always sees fit to light up half a pack inside, despite the outdoor terrace), the group delivered a tight post-midnight set on the heels of two of the best garage-pop sides of year - the August in My Mind EP and their new LP, Play It Strange. Both of those records showcase the band's melodically focused songwriting, the first with swathes of lo-fi compression, and the latter with cleaner vintage production (steered by Fucking Champs' Tim Green). Frontman Tim Cohen's mystery-soaked baritone thrives on top of the surfy, atmospheric leads of Wymond Miles (who sports a mountainous beehive of a haircut live), and the rest of the band follows suit. The SF crew were at the top of their game, and hopefully they keep the momentum into 2011.

Joining them at Shea were the moody, menacing Royal Baths (a fellow Bay Area band), Golden Triangle-connected locals X-Ray Eyeballs and female-fronted pop group Dutch Treat.

A few more pictures from the show including 1 of the F&O setlist, with the few tour dates they have left, are posted below...

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Dutch Treat

Dutch Treat

Dutch Treat

Dutch Treat

Dutch Treat

Dutch Treat

X-Ray Eyeballs

X-Ray Eyeballs

X-Ray Eyeballs

X-Ray Eyeballs

X-Ray Eyeballs

X-Ray Eyeballs

Royal Baths

Royal Baths

Royal Baths

Royal Baths

Royal Baths

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh & Onlys

The Fresh and Onlys - 2010 Tour Dates
Wed 11/17/10 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR Clinic, Wax Fingers
Fri 11/19/10 The Independent San Francisco CA
Sat 11/20/10 Troubadour Los Angeles CA

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Comments (9)

Band Names have never been worse then they are here in 2010!

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2010 3:49 PM

Was the Royal Baths guys stumbling blind drunk this night like he was the night before at Monster Island?

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2010 3:52 PM

I heard he was really only so drunk that night because he hadn't eaten prior to the show... But this time around he wasn't that drunk. I believe he stopped at mamouns prior.

Posted by Anonymous | November 17, 2010 3:57 PM

This was a good show. Also that's Jed from My Teenage Stride on the drums for Dutch Treat, by the looks. Awesome fucking drummer. Fresh & Onlys were a little dull that night, don't know why. Royal Baths were good.

Posted by yiiooo | November 17, 2010 5:05 PM

can't wait till having no style, goes out of style.

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2010 1:37 AM

thank u for letting us know what some guy has been eating

Posted by Anonymous | November 18, 2010 10:19 AM

Love this band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 5:36 PM

@1:37- The best current bands will never been super-style conscious poseurs. This is 2010, obvious self-marketing via dress code or anything else is lamer than lame. It might be an effective promotional technique but there have been underdressed, awesome bands for years, it's not a trend. Remember trucker hats? "Cool" then, lame now, except that those of us who weren't trendy already knew they were lame when they were actually popular.

I love glitter rock and everything but bands who try to hard to look cool never are.

Posted by siwo | November 19, 2010 7:26 PM

Merci de prendre le temps d'en discuter, auriez-vous l'esprit la mise à jour de votre blog avec plus d'informations? car il est extrêmement utile pour moi.

Posted by credit | February 3, 2011 6:38 AM

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