The Feelies Schedule Two (Sorta-Kinda Three) Reunion Shows for March

Last summer saw the return of one of punkdom’s spazzier bands, The Feelies. Best known for their jerky as Jack Links 1980 debut Crazy Rhythms and for more or less creating R.E.M. (yeah thanks a lot, fellas), The Feelies had been inactive since 1992 until, like so many other old punk bands these days, they saw the aughts as an opportunity to cash in on renewed interest and began playing shows again, including a New Year’s Eve rager with Yo La Tengo.

In anticipation of the reissues of their first two records -- the aforementioned Crazy Rhythms and 1986’s The Good Earth -- these New Jersey nerd royalty will be playing two headlining shows in mid-March. Before all that, though, The Feelies are playing one song at a Carnegie Hall tribute to their erstwhile progeny, R.E.M. Really, one measly song? I guess Michael Stipe doesn’t want the word to get out that The Feelies did everything he did three years earlier and three times better. Ingrate.
03.11.09 - New York, NY - Carnegie Hall (R.E.M. Tribute)
03.13.09 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
03.14.09 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

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