The Feelies — formed in Haledon in 1976 — will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a pair of concerts at The Woodland in Maplewood on June 10-11. The shows are part of the Rent Party series, which supports local hunger relief efforts; “special guests” are promised.
Tickets, priced at $30, go on sale March 14 at noon; visit rentpartylive.com.
The band’s third and fourth albums, Only Life (1988) and Time for a Witness (1991), are being re-released today on the Hoboken-based Bar/None label. A vinyl EP, Feelies Uncovered — featuring covers of Bob Dylan’s “Seven Days,” The Doors “Take It As It Comes,” Patti Smith’s “Dancing Barefoot” and Neil Young’s “Barstool Blues” — will be released by Bar None/Coyote on April 16 (Record Store Day). The band is also currently working on a new studio album to be released later this year.
The re-issue of Only Life includes a download card giving access to a new acoustic version of the song “It’s Only Life” and live tracks from a show at Maxwell’s in Hoboken. Novelist Rick Moody (“The Ice Storm,” “Garden State”) wrote the liner notes.
The reissue of Time for a Witness includes a download card giving access to a new acoustic version of “Find a Way,” and live tracks from Maxwell’s. The liner notes were written by music journalist Michael Azerrad.
For information, visit feeliesweb.com.