Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Barley's 2.0

Lately, I've noticed that Barley's is booking some truly awesome bands. Two weeks ago, Lord T and Eloise packed the place; and just last night I was lucky enough to see one of my favorite bands The Felice Brothers ohsoclose. The Felice Brothers are phenomenal. They're sort of folk rock with tons and tons of energy. Their songs can be funny, harsh or impactfully sentimental (sentimentality at its best). And they rocked that show last night. A.A. Bondy opened for them. I had never heard him live, and I am so glad I did. He is freaking incredible. I mean, he is amazing. NPR has a story on him (music included) that you should check out.

I like seeing bands at Barley's because it's still a bar. (And it generally only costs 5 dollars to get in). You don't have to stand there and feel like you have to stare at the band the whole time. You can get a beer and talk if you want. But you can also watch the bands like I did last night, in an enamored sort of way. So the moral of the story is that recently, Barley's has been hitting it out of the park. I hope they continue to do so. They've got a billion great beers too.

5 comments:

stan said...

thanks for that link. i really like a.a. bondy.

The Modern Gal said...

Crap. I meant to go see the Felice Bros. and totally forgot.

Robert said...

Yesssss ... Lord T and Eloise ... who said the Marie Antoinette fad was over?

benjamin said...

did they play "take this hammer"

that song is so fun. WHOOP!

Brian said...

I was at the Felice Brothers show... I drove to the Exit/In to see them a couple weeks ago, and the Barley's show was 100x better, all credit to the venue. So close to the band, but still a great bar. The Exit/In was just a big, dirty, empty room. I was pretty disappointed in it.