Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on May 13, 2011

photos by Kellyann Petry, Feelies review by Andrew Sacher

The Feelies @ Purchase
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Without any openers on the bill (they reportedly will play two sets with a break in the middle), The Feelies sold out their show happening at the Bell House in Brooklyn tonight (5/13). That's a good sign since next time they hit Brooklyn, they'll be tasked with headlining Celebrate Brooklyn's massive space in Prospect Park. Of course it helps that they'll be supported at that July 23rd show by both Real Estate (who also have some May shows coming up) and Times New Viking, and that it's FREE.

The Feelies, touring in support of their new album of all new material, Here Before, will also play shows in MA, PA and DC over the next few days, AND they will return to their favorite venue (my assumption) Maxwell's in Hoboken on July 1st and July 2nd. Tickets are now on sale for both (at the links). Last year they also played a show there on the 4th.

Back in April The Feelies co-headlined SUNY Purchase's annual Culture Shock Fest (that Real Estate also played), and Andrew Sacher reports:

As typical as it is to talk about 'saving the best for last,' that's exactly what happened at Culture Shock 2011. Twenty minutes before the entire festival was supposed to end, post-punk legends The Feelies launched into the first song off their hour and a half long set. Their immediately dancey songs sent the frenzied audience stage diving and moshing like nothing that has ever been seen at a Feelies show. They played a large range of material, including tracks off the immortal 1980 debut Crazy Rhythms as well the newly released Here Before, and everything in between. A few shouts were heard in between songs for "Fa Ce-La," and although The Feelies consistently responded to the shouts with a different song, there wasn't a second in their set to complain about. After just over an hour of jangly masterpieces, The Feelies left the stage. Although an encore has become something you can almost always expect from a headlining band, this was one of those situations where even if The Feelies didn't plan on coming back, they couldn't have deserved it more. They did of course return, and roused the crowd with three more songs, culminating in the immensely anticipated "Fa Ce-La." Despite the expectations that come along with an encore, The Feelies still found a way to surprise us even more when they came back out for a second one.
More pictures from that show, and all tour dates (a CT show too), below...

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The Feelies -- 2011 Tour Date
Fri-May-13 Brooklyn, NY Bell House
Sat-May-14 Cambridge, MA Middle East (downstairs)
Fri-Jun-17 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
Sat-Jun-18 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Fri-Jul-01 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
Sat-Jul-02 Hoboken, NJ Maxwell's
Fri-Jul-22 Milford, CT Daniel Street
Sat-Jul-23 Brooklyn, NY Prospect Park / Celebrate Brooklyn (FREE)

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Comments (25)

so old...yet so good.

definitely looking forward to the prospect park show.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 12:47 PM

fuck the people who threw bottles on stage... they should have pelted rubblebucket instead of these legends.

Posted by Ray | May 13, 2011 1:00 PM

Love their new album.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 1:12 PM

people threw bottles at the feelies?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 1:28 PM

that is one ugly dude playing the bass

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 1:57 PM

epic

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 2:10 PM

" an hour of jangly masterpieces" ?

I rather give myself an anal douche for an hour

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 2:14 PM

"so old...yet so good.
definitely looking forward to the prospect park show."

So good, but apparently not good enough for you to pay to see them (tonight at the Bell House)?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 2:19 PM

2:19...well, no...

i saw glenn at magnetic fields when the feelies had an impromptu reunion...i paid for that.

i paid to see them at maxwells back in 2008 if i recall...i expected the reunion to be short-lived...i got my fill.

ill see them again for free.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 3:07 PM

So now we're guilt tripping people about not buying tickets to sold out shows?

Posted by Hummus Dummus | May 13, 2011 3:32 PM

"So now we're guilt tripping people about not buying tickets to sold out shows?"

No show is ever sold out. You can easily find tickets on Craigslist for face value. If you really like a band, you will find a way to get in. Let me guess, you probably download songs as well.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 4:07 PM

If you really like a band, you will find a way to download their music.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 5:16 PM

if a 750 people really like a band - and the club hods 300 and will the other 450 get in?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 6:05 PM

If a hummus platter serves 8 and 12 people attend the dinner party will the other 4 go hungry?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 6:48 PM

^^ no, each person will get less hummus

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2011 11:46 PM

MORE HUMMUS

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2011 4:16 AM

2:19 is obviously a Williamsburg poseur, knows nothing about the band, but who is going out this weekend and buying all the old Feelies music so he can seem cool

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2011 7:12 PM

the feelies the pride of nj

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2011 1:31 AM

yo la tengo and the feelies

keeping jersey real

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2011 5:24 AM

So now we're guilt tripping people about not buying tickets to sold out shows?

Posted by stock market ticker | May 15, 2011 8:21 AM

setlist?

Posted by Count Funkula! | May 17, 2011 5:26 PM

does anyone know the name of the instrumental they play before the feelies go on? i think it is brian eno but not sure.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2011 3:05 PM

Thank you. Write else.

Posted by Bas | July 14, 2011 2:25 PM

re: the instrumental. Yes, it's "Sombre Reptiles" by Eno (from "Another Green World") right before the start of the second set.

Posted by Andy | July 19, 2011 1:22 PM

wonderful music.

Posted by Jamie | March 11, 2014 2:28 PM

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