SHOW PREVIEW: The Feelies
Been in the mood for a chill night involving good craft brews and great music? My friend, you have come to the right place. Prepare yourself for an evening of Dogfish Head craft beers and seminal indie rockers The Feelies. If you haven’t experienced them yet, imagine combining mid-aughts power pop rock with Brooklynite rhythms jacked straight from a Strokes record – except The Feelies are actually from the 70s. Think Calexico in the big city (the big city being D.C.). Strummy, jammy indie rock that’s still inordinately relevant in our post-post-punk NYC-brushed world. These guys are the reason bands like Weezer and Local Natives exist, and 40 years after their CBGB stints they haven’t lost a beat. Do not miss.
-Kelsey Butterworth

SHOW PREVIEW: The Feelies

Been in the mood for a chill night involving good craft brews and great music? My friend, you have come to the right place. Prepare yourself for an evening of Dogfish Head craft beers and seminal indie rockers The Feelies. If you haven’t experienced them yet, imagine combining mid-aughts power pop rock with Brooklynite rhythms jacked straight from a Strokes record – except The Feelies are actually from the 70s. Think Calexico in the big city (the big city being D.C.). Strummy, jammy indie rock that’s still inordinately relevant in our post-post-punk NYC-brushed world. These guys are the reason bands like Weezer and Local Natives exist, and 40 years after their CBGB stints they haven’t lost a beat. Do not miss.

-Kelsey Butterworth

The Band Perry This trio’s “modern throwback” style combines classic country with rock, gospel and soul. Their sound is rounded out by mesmerizing three-part harmonies that will make the hair on your neck stand up. Get ready to be swept off your feet.
FUN. Fresh off a couple of Grammy wins, Fun. is bringing the party to Merriweather. Everyone will feel young as they dance and sing the night away while listening this pop powerhouse.
Demetri Martin He sold out fast, and lucky for you we added a late show (you’re welcome). So don’t sleep on it this time and get your damn tickets, folks!
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Presents … The Feelies (21+ only event) – After years of rocking the country with their post punk rock, The Feelies took some well-deserved time off. They regrouped in 2008 and picked up right where they left off. Mixing the classics with a few new tunes, The Feelies will have everyone feeling like its 1980.
Bajofondo Fusing acoustic tango with electronic music makes for one heck of a dance party. Bajofondo’s Latin inspiration will not let you stand still. Get your feet ready.
Alice Smith This girl will flat out make you melt. Her voice can do anything from rock and soul to R&B, and do it well. Less than a year removed from her second album, this girl has a long career ahead of her. 
JJ Grey & Mofro Describing their own music as “Porch Soul,” this group from Florida embodies southern rock. With hints of soul, funk and of course the blues, JJ Grey and his gang are bringing their southern style to D.C.
Beats Antique Hailing from the Bay area and famous for melding world fusion with electronic, Beats Antique has made a name for themselves.  Their live shows are an experience including samples and performance art coming together to make something unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.   
The Breeders Kim Deal (The Pixies) and her identical twin sister Kelley started off at Dayton, Ohio open mic nights in the 70’s.  From there they defined a sound of their own.  Now they are back 20 years and playing tracks from the beloved Last Splash, much to our delight.
Foals & Surfer Blood Surfer Blood from sunny West Palm Beach, Florida and Foals from rainy Oxford, England are joining forces to create one of the most excitingly indie concerts to come to DC in a while.  Both bands are masters of combining soft almost ambient vocals over calm guitars leading to a sound you have no choice but to enjoy.  
Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band Josh Ritter wasn’t named one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters by Paste magazine for no reason.  His music is some of the most complex and thought provoking of anyone else out there.  His song topics range from a mummy’s romance (The Curse) to a man travelling to the north pole and having to burn his beloved boat (Another New World).  He also puts on one hell of a live show so come prepared.
James Blake At 24 years old James Blake has already done more then most people in music ever will.  He’s played festivals around the world been nominated for awards and charted in 11 different countries.  At his show you just might forget that your watching someone perform and become part of the music. 
Ghost B.C Swedish heavy metal band Ghost B.C. is coming to America to promote their new album ‘Infestissumam’.  They also put on one of the most mysterious shows of any heavy metal band.  They’ve been described as “six nameless ghouls coming together to spread their diabolical message.”  So come to the show ready to receive it. 
Daley With elements of old school R&B British songwriter comes to us to promote his new album Day and Nights due out in march.  He’s bringing his melodic voice, flair and energy to U Hall, now all you have to do is show up!
Schematic David Elkins of the band Mae is going solo with his project Schematic.  It’s a grassroots project that is mostly him and his guitar, and still shrouded in a little mystery. While details might not be super clear, we know we would follow Dave just about anywhere, and especially into the arms of a 9:30 Presents show at U Hall.

The Band Perry This trio’s “modern throwback” style combines classic country with rock, gospel and soul. Their sound is rounded out by mesmerizing three-part harmonies that will make the hair on your neck stand up. Get ready to be swept off your feet.

FUN. Fresh off a couple of Grammy wins, Fun. is bringing the party to Merriweather. Everyone will feel young as they dance and sing the night away while listening this pop powerhouse.

Demetri Martin He sold out fast, and lucky for you we added a late show (you’re welcome). So don’t sleep on it this time and get your damn tickets, folks!

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Presents … The Feelies (21+ only event) – After years of rocking the country with their post punk rock, The Feelies took some well-deserved time off. They regrouped in 2008 and picked up right where they left off. Mixing the classics with a few new tunes, The Feelies will have everyone feeling like its 1980.

Bajofondo Fusing acoustic tango with electronic music makes for one heck of a dance party. Bajofondo’s Latin inspiration will not let you stand still. Get your feet ready.

Alice Smith This girl will flat out make you melt. Her voice can do anything from rock and soul to R&B, and do it well. Less than a year removed from her second album, this girl has a long career ahead of her.

JJ Grey & Mofro Describing their own music as “Porch Soul,” this group from Florida embodies southern rock. With hints of soul, funk and of course the blues, JJ Grey and his gang are bringing their southern style to D.C.

Beats Antique Hailing from the Bay area and famous for melding world fusion with electronic, Beats Antique has made a name for themselves.  Their live shows are an experience including samples and performance art coming together to make something unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.   

The Breeders Kim Deal (The Pixies) and her identical twin sister Kelley started off at Dayton, Ohio open mic nights in the 70’s.  From there they defined a sound of their own.  Now they are back 20 years and playing tracks from the beloved Last Splash, much to our delight.

Foals & Surfer Blood Surfer Blood from sunny West Palm Beach, Florida and Foals from rainy Oxford, England are joining forces to create one of the most excitingly indie concerts to come to DC in a while.  Both bands are masters of combining soft almost ambient vocals over calm guitars leading to a sound you have no choice but to enjoy.  

Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band Josh Ritter wasn’t named one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters by Paste magazine for no reason.  His music is some of the most complex and thought provoking of anyone else out there.  His song topics range from a mummy’s romance (The Curse) to a man travelling to the north pole and having to burn his beloved boat (Another New World).  He also puts on one hell of a live show so come prepared.

James Blake At 24 years old James Blake has already done more then most people in music ever will.  He’s played festivals around the world been nominated for awards and charted in 11 different countries.  At his show you just might forget that your watching someone perform and become part of the music. 

Ghost B.C Swedish heavy metal band Ghost B.C. is coming to America to promote their new album ‘Infestissumam’.  They also put on one of the most mysterious shows of any heavy metal band.  They’ve been described as “six nameless ghouls coming together to spread their diabolical message.”  So come to the show ready to receive it. 

Daley With elements of old school R&B British songwriter comes to us to promote his new album Day and Nights due out in march.  He’s bringing his melodic voice, flair and energy to U Hall, now all you have to do is show up!

Schematic David Elkins of the band Mae is going solo with his project Schematic.  It’s a grassroots project that is mostly him and his guitar, and still shrouded in a little mystery. While details might not be super clear, we know we would follow Dave just about anywhere, and especially into the arms of a 9:30 Presents show at U Hall.

SETLIST: The Feelies 9.14.12

SETLIST: The Feelies 9.14.12