Entries tagged with: Trypes
by Bill Pearis
The Feelies at Prospect Park 2011 (more by Tamara Porras)
The Feelies, who recently played The Bell House, have announced more dates including plans to take over Maxwell's on Fourth of July weekend again. Well, technically, the Fourth is on a Wednesday this year, so the shows are Friday, June 29, Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1. Click the dates for links to buy tickets ($25), and you can also get a $60 three-day pass for you Feelies obsessives out there.
In other news, Acute Records just released Music for Neighbors, a compilation of Feelies offshoot The Trypes and you can download a couple tracks from that at the top of this post. (Read more about it here.) The Feelies are in Boston next weekend and all their tour dates are below, along with a clip of their appearance (doing Bowie's "Fame") in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild....
So it wasn't exactly the Feelies, but Yo La Tengo did manage to arrange for an opening set by The Trypes on the eighth night of Hanukkah at Maxwell's...
After Crazy Rhythms, Fier and Keith DeNunzio left the band. With the Feelies in limbo, Mercer and Million collaborated with other local New Jersey musicians, forming one of a number of Feelies offshoots, The Trypes, featuring some once and future Feelies members, including Brenda Sauter, Dave Weckerman and Stanley Demeski, as well as John Baumgartner, Marc Francia and Toni Paruta. The Trypes, quieter and more psychedelic than the Feelies, played regular live gigs around the New York/Hoboken scene at clubs such as Maxwell's and Folk City. In 1984, Coyote released a Trypes 12" EP produced by Million and Mercer, The Explorers Hold, featuring three original songs (credited to Mercer alone or with other band members), plus a cover of the George Harrison song, "Love You To", which originally had appeared on The Beatles' Revolver. The Trypes also contributed a Million/Mercer-produced original song, "A Plan Revised", to the 1985 Coyote anthology of Hoboken acts, Luxury Condos Coming To Your Neighborhood Soon. Some members of the Trypes later formed the band Speed The Plough. [Wikipedia[Comedian Chris Elliot (!) is also opening the Tuesday night Yo La Tengo show that is still underway as I write this.