Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Saturday March 7
Richard Barone & Glenn Mercer "Hazy Cosmic Jive"
A return performance!
Richard Barone of The Bongos and Glenn Mercer of The Feelies, and band join forces for a curated set of songs from the post-Velvet Underground universe of the mid-1970s — a particularly fertile period of rock experimentation.
Barone and Mercer will be exploring songs by David Bowie, Brian Eno, Roxy Music, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, T. Rex among others, along with songs from their own Bongos and Feelies catalogues, joined by Feelies percussionist Dave Weckerman on drums, and bassist Bob Torsello.
Twitter / Instagram: @RichardBarone
Acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author, Barone pioneered the indie rock scene in Hoboken, NJ as frontman for The Bongos , and launching the chamber pop movement with his solo debut “cool blue halo”.
Barone has produced countless studio recordings, working with artists in every musical genre. Collaborators have included Tony Visconti, Beach Boy Al Jardine, Sean Lennon, Dion, John Sebastian, Alejandro Escovedo, Donovan, Moby, the late Lou Reed, and American folk icon Pete Seeger.
He has scored shows and staged all-star concert events at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, and Central Park. His memoir Frontman: Surviving The Rock Star Myth was published by Hal Leonard Books. His latest album, “Sorrows & Promises”, is a celebration of the early 1960s music scene in NYC's Greenwich Village where Barone lives.
He is affiliated with the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University and The New School University of Jazz & Contemporary Music, serves on the Board of Governors of The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), and on the Board of Advisors of Anthology Film Archives.
Although Glenn began his musical path playing bass guitar with friends in various neighborhood bands, while studying art in college, he switched to guitar and formed the “Out Kids,” with fellow Feelie, Dave Weckerman. Bill Million was brought in as a replacement for the original bassist player. Playing covers of semi-obscure garage bands from the 60’s; they were soon writing original material and playing shows in NYC. When the Out Kids broke-up, they chose the name “The Feelies.” releasing three records in the 80’s (including the classic Crazy Rhythms), before disbanding.
Glenn and Dave formed Wake Ooloo releasing three albums in the ‘90's. Glenn played with locals such as Sunburst and East of Venus, then put out Wheels In Motion. In 2008, he reunited with the Feelies for ongoing live performances, and released Here Before in 2011. The Feelies have continued performing at strategic intervals ever since. Their cover of "Paint It Black" appears in the 2015 Jonathan Demme movie, Ricki and the Flash.
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