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If you knew nothing about The Feelies, you might think the band listened to early R.E.M. a tad too much. It’s actually the other way around: The Feelies, active in Hoboken, N.J., and New York City since the late ’70s, helped pioneer the ’80s college-rock sound. With Lou Reed-esque sung-spoken lyrics and driving guitars on gems like “Deep Fascination” and “Let’s Go” over the course of a two-hour set, the band made it seem like no time had passed.
(Additional photos from the set can be found here. )