Free Energy | 01.24.13

| Print |

freeenergy 75I know I’m gushing about how everything was peachy, that’s because really I couldn’t find anything wrong with this show.

 

Old Rock House, St. Louis

For the 150 or so people who braved the cold to see Philly’s Free Energy, they were treated to a heck of a good show. Free Energy’s music is best described as the child of the Cars, Cheap Trick, and some Saturday night summer party. In their pitch-perfect 70ish-minute set, the band rarely slowed down other than the occasional thank you to the enthusiastic but smaller crowd.

Free Energy is aptly named, as they are full energy on stage; the crowd certainly feeds off of that as there was a whole lotta dancing going on—as in, I haven’t seen that much crowd dancing at a show for a non-electronic band. The two guitarists and the lead singer moved and jumped around on stage more than a class of aerobics instructors, all with huge smiles on their faces.

The set was a good mix of songs from their debut Stuck on Nothing and the newest release Love Sign (see my album review). The rhythm section was tight and the band played together like a very well-oiled machine, having a good time on stage. Their performance showed skill most bands touring for their sophomore album do not normally possess, particularly with their drummer and lead guitarist.

The sound at the Old Rock House was perfect. I could hear everything going on without the songs being distorted and muddled, which for Free Energy’s songs is kind of key, especially when it comes to the guitar solos (which were excellent).

I know I’m gushing about how everything was peachy, that’s because really I couldn’t find anything wrong with this show. I was worried about how their almost naïve and innocent songs would translate to a live setting, but they came across as genuine and were performed very well. The crowed skewed very young and they loved this band that night. Standout tracks included “Free Energy,” “Bang Pop,” “Dark Trance,” “Street Survivor,” and “Hangin.” | Mike Koehler

order sildenafil online

From the Archive


Monday, 14 August 2006 06:22
Thursday, 23 March 2006 08:18
Friday, 10 February 2012 00:00
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 10:08
Monday, 17 March 2003 00:00
Tuesday, 17 August 2010 23:18
Friday, 05 August 2011 00:00
Monday, 28 February 2011 00:00
Saturday, 28 October 2006 04:45
Friday, 31 August 2012 14:30

For the Couch


dvd_violette.jpg
Friday, 14 November 2014 01:04
thelastsupper_75.jpg
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:04
womaninflames.jpg
Friday, 24 October 2014 19:01
monalisamissing.jpg
Friday, 24 October 2014 18:57
Boobs_75.gif
Saturday, 18 October 2014 15:11

From the Theatre & Arts


Dirty-Dancing_75.gif
Monday, 27 October 2014 17:45
Midsummer-NIghts_75.gif
Monday, 27 October 2014 08:05
One-Man-Two-Guvnors_75.gif
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 21:43
Fiddler-on-the-Roof_75.gif
Saturday, 13 September 2014 14:36
Hello-DOLLY_75.gif
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 22:51