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Indie rock legends the Feelies headline a free show in Millennium Park tonight at 7:30.
Peter Margasak writes: "I’m especially eager for this reunion because several of my all-time favorite live-music experiences have come courtesy of the Feelies—like a 1986 show at the West End where they played six well-deserved encores. No band has ever gotten more mileage from the strum frenzies of the Velvet Underground’s 'What Goes On' than the Feelies did; it’s as though they extracted not just their music’s hypnotic power but their entire songwriting vocabulary from that single tune. As brilliant as their four albums are—and Crazy Rhythms rates in my top ten rock records ever—the band was always way better live, maniacally speeding up tempos and creating an ineffable zone where everything in the world felt just right."
Here's a fan video for "Loveless Love," off Crazy Rhythms: