Daily Archives: July 2, 2009

If it’s a national holiday, it must be time for The Feelies

The Feelies spent last Fourth of July in Battery Park in NYC, opening for Sonic Youth. That's Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan in the lower right corner, just to the right of North Jersey singer-songwriter Ed Seifert in the white T-Shirt. (Copyright 2008, Steven P. Marsh)

The Feelies spent last Fourth of July in Battery Park in NYC, opening for Sonic Youth. That's Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan in the lower right corner, just to the right of North Jersey singer-songwriter Ed Seifert in the white T-Shirt. (Copyright 2008, Steven P. Marsh)

The legend is that The Feelies only played on national holidays. While that’s not quite true — the reunited band has been playing more often than just holidays, even doing an acoustic show at The Whitney Museum last week — the band does like its holiday shows.

The Feelies' Glenn Mercer and Dave Weckerman talk to a fan in Battery Park.

The Feelies' Glenn Mercer and Dave Weckerman talk to a fan in Battery Park.

This year is no exception. The Feelies start at three-night celebration of the Fourth of July at Maxwell’s at 8:30 tonight, followed by 9:30 shows tomorrow and Saturday. They’re promising two sets each night, so it should be a good party.

Tickets are still available here, and presumably at the door for tonight’s show. Friday and Saturday appear to be sold out, but there’s always a chance of an extra ticket at the door.

Maxwell’s is at 1039 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030. (201) 653-1703.

The Feelies open for Yo La Tengo at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J., on New Year's Eve 2008.

The Feelies open for Yo La Tengo at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, N.J., on New Year's Eve 2008.

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