Friday, March 13, 2009

Felice Bros. In Rochester

On March 13th, The Felice Brothers opened their March tour that will support their upcoming release, Yonder is the Clock. Opening act was Taylor Hollingworth of the Mystic Valley Band. Hollingsworth appeared alone with his acoustic guitar and picked his way through a nice 30 minute set. Vocally he has a nasally sound, and his guitar picking was quite good. The Felice Brothers took the stage just past 9:00 pm and ripped into "Helen Fry". They kept the higher energy songs in abundance at this show and ditched the omnipresent Murder by Mistletoe for a "Take this Bread". Again fans seemed concerned by the absence of Simone Felice, who is releasing his own side project this month for Loose Records, and is spending more time with his family, Searcher filled in more than capably on the drums, and is a major asset to the live show, as his heavy hands push the high octane numbers like Penn Station and Run Chicken Run even further. Searcher's place is looking more permanent, but i'd expect to see Simone make special appearences with the Brothers in the Hudson Valley, Boston and New York.

1. Helen fry
2. Hey hey revolver
3. Whiskey in my whiskey
4. Marlboro man
5. Run chicken run
6. Loves me tenderly
7. Katie dear
8. Big surprise
9. Chicken wire
10. unknown new song
11. Ruby MAE
12. Marie
13. Frankies gun
14. Goddamn you jim
15. Take this bread
16. Memphis flu
17. Greatest show on earth
18. St. Stephens end
19. Lou the welterweight
20. Penn station