Daily Archives: June 16, 2009

The art of The Feelies on display next week

The Feelies, from left, Stanley Demeski, Glenn Mercer, Bill Million and Brenda Sauter, at the Wellmont Theater, Montclair, N.J., on New Year's Eve 2008. (Copyright Steven P. Marsh)

The Feelies, from left, Stanley Demeski, Glenn Mercer, Bill Million and Brenda Sauter, at the Wellmont Theater, Montclair, N.J., on New Year's Eve 2008. (Copyright Steven P. Marsh)

The Feelies are used to playing in clubs and concert halls. But next week, the band’s modern musical art will be on display in an unusual setting: The Whitney Museum of American Art.

The band —  comprising guitarists Glenn Mercer and Bill Million, along with Brenda Sauter on bass, Stanley Demeski on drums and Dave Weckerman on percussion — is giving a rare acoustic performance at the Whitney a week from Friday in the museum’s lower-level store and cafe area.

The space, which regularly hosts rock and classical ensembles, is tight and seating is limited. But this should still be a good warm-up (or more likely, a dress rehearsal) for their Fourth of July weekend shows at Maxwell’s in Hoboken.

The Feelies' percussionist Dave Weckerman hard at work.

The Feelies' percussionist Dave Weckerman hard at work. (Copyright Steven P. Marsh)

The Feelies perform at 7 p.m. Friday, June 26. At the Whitey Museum of American Art, 945 Madison Ave., Manhattan. Free with museum admission, tickets are available on day of show only, starting at 1 p.m. For more information, click here.

The Feelies also perform July 2-4 at Maxwell’s, 1039 Washington St., Hoboken. July 3 is sold out, but tickets remain for the other two shows. $25. Click here to buy.

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