Felice Brothers go on tour, offer free download

April 6, 2009  |  2:20pm
On the Tuesday their fourth album hits stores, the Felice Brothers, in all their vagabond glory, will hit the road for a 21-date tour spanning most of the month of April, as well as a few dates in May and July. The band, comprised of three brothers and a couple of friends from New York's Catskill Mountains, is a much rowdier act than some of the songs you've heard might suggest—much heavier on the washboard and the accordion, and in the process, less so on the piano. Just don't go in expecting the recordings.

Perhaps it was their live set influencing the new material or vice versa, but the latest record, Yonder is the Clock, is a much more, do we dare say, bar-brawl-inspired effort than the self-titled previous turn.

Some of this energy, as well as subtle hints of the band's proclaimed love for hip-hop like Wu-Tang Clan and its members subsequent solo endeavors, can be seen in the bass-pounding "Run Chicken Run," available as a free download from the band's label, Team Love Records.

April
7 - Poughkeepsie, N.Y. @ The Bardavan Opera House
9 - Boston, Mass. @ The Paradise
10 - Albany, N.Y. @ Valentines
11 - Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground
15 - Alexandria, Va. @ Birchmere Bandstand
16 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Trocadero Theatre
17 - New York, N.Y. @ Webster Hall
18 - Northampton, Mass. @ Pearl Street Nightclub
19 - Ringwood, N.J. @ New Legacy Concert Series at Ringwood Public Library
22 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls
24 - Louisville, Ky. @ Headliner's
25 - Nashville, Tenn. @ The Mercy Lounge
28 - Birmingham, Ala. @ Bottletree
29 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Smith's Olde Bar
30 - Chattanooga, Tenn. @ Rhythm and Brews

May
1 - Knoxville, Tenn. @ Barley's
2 - Raleigh, N.C. @ Berkeley Café
22 - Lexington, Va. @ Buffalo Creek Music Festival
23 - Richmond, Va. @ The National

July
18 - Somerset, Ky. @ Master Musicians Festival
25 - Floyd, Va. @ Floydfest

Related links:
News: The Felice Brothers prep Yonder is the Clock for April
Features: Band of the Week: The Felice Brothers
The Felice Brothers on MySpace

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