Free Energy, Foxy Shazam & Hollerado played MHOW (pics)
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.
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]
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 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…