Concert: The Feelies with special guest Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
Sunday, September 20
The 2015 Outdoor Concert series at Storm King wraps up with a concert in the South Fields featuring The Feelies with special guest Alex Bleeker and the Freaks. Soak up the last days of summer as you take in views of the Art Center’s celebrated sculpture collection and enjoy the all-natural, locally-sourced ice cream and a hot dog bar.
Purchase tickets to Storm King in advance online by Saturday, 9/19 and receive $3 off each ticket. With your online admission purchase you will receive FREE entry to all events that day, including the concert, as well as expedited admission.
Visiting with children? Tapestry of Waves, our Children and Families program, will take place alongside the concert in the South Fields area. This drop-in workshop program begins at 1pm and will run until 3pm.
In 2011, after a 19 year break, the Feelies released Here Before, an album of all new original material on Bar/None Records. The new album touched on different styles from the Feelies’ long history while adding new grooves and musical ideas to the mix. Electric and acoustic guitars melt together in archetypal Feelies fashion while slabs of driving garage rock and harmonically rich tracks also appear on the album. Here Before was recorded at Water Music in Hoboken, New Jersey and produced by Feelies founders Glenn Mercer and Bill Million. Besides Glenn on rhythm/lead guitar and lead vocals, and Bill on guitar and vocals, the album features Feelies mainstays Brenda Sauter (bass, vocals), Stanley Demeski (drums), and Dave Weckerman (percussion).
ALEX BLEEKER AND THE FREAKS
“New Jersey-born Alex Bleeker is an old soul. For his sophomore album, How Far Away, he lets that come into play fully. Over 11 tracks, he deals with the autumnal phase of lost love, the point after the grieving subsides and you start figuring out what you’re supposed to do next. As with his last album, Bleeker cobbles together a ragtag collection of “freaks,” including Mountain Man’s Amelia Meath, who provides gorgeously weighty backing vocals on four tracks, Woods’ Jarvis Tanviere, Real Estate’s Jackson Pollis, Big Troubles’ Sam Franklin, among plenty of other like-minded musicians who lend sparkling instrumental flourishes and a full-bodied backbone to Bleeker’s pained yowl.” -Sam Hockley-Smith
The 2015 Outdoor Concert Series is organized with Ground Control Touring. Concerts are FREE with admission.
Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.