Postcards from the Pit: The Felice Brothers / Yellowbirds / Mail the Horse, Mercury Lounge, 12/31/12

And now, at long last, the promised pictures from the Felice Brothers’ New Years Eve show. Starting from the beginning, with Mail the Horse:               Yellowbirds were up next; they’re also from Brooklyn, and were an odd little burst of power-pop in the middle of a twangy, fuzzed-out evening:         And then, The Felice Brothers, who played a bunch of crowd favorites (ones I can remember: Frankie’s Gun, Cumberland Gap, Whiskey in my Whiskey, White Limousine, Run, Chicken, Run), surprised us with an appearance by Simone Felice, poured us into the New Year with Take This Bread, ceded their stage to a member of the audience for a (successful!) marriage proposal, and at the end shut the place down with back-to-back covers of Carry That Weight by The Beatles and Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana. Carry That Weight I sang along with out of . . . habit, for lack of a better term. It’s the Beatles, I’m not that keen on them but it’s a communal thing to do, rolling with the crowd-swell for the chorus, acknowledging that 2012 was rough and 2013 may not be much better but … Continue reading

Video: Mail the Horse, Do You Still Come Home?

I reckoned I should start the new year by sharing some NEW music with y’all. Or at least new to me; this song is from Great Kills, a record that Mail the Horse put out this past September. They’re from Brooklyn via New Hampshire; I learned about them because they were one of the openers for the Felice Brothers’ New Years Eve show at the Mercury Lounge. They were a little bit jammy, a little bit bluesy, a little bit country and all delicious. I’ll be posting pictures from the show soon, but until then, here they are with Do You Still Come Home? via the TinyRadars Cow House Video Sessions: