Friday, March 23, 2007
I can't love you anymore than this
What to say about the Fratellis last night at the Mercury Lounge... it was their first time in NYC...it was the first time i have ever seen bouncers for a band at the merc...it was the first time i have seen a mosh pit at the merc...so much to say. They definitely are one of the tighest ensembles i have ever seen perform, especially for their first time out. They were spot on. Every song was as loud and as energetic as you had hoped it would be. They broke out their set with "Henrietta" and with each song gained more audience support. i LOVE seeing all of these bands making it over to the city and evenmoreso i love being surrounded by audiences who know all of the words and aren't afraid to dance. At one point JonFratelli exclaimed, "and people say new york audiences aren't loud" to which everyone screamed and clapped along in perfect form. MinceFratelli is a strong drummer in his own right, and for some reason reminded me of Katie from ¡Forward, Russia!. Every song was a highlight for me, but I was very happy to hear "Ole Black 'n' Blue Eyes" and "For the Girl." For their encore JonFratelli climbed back on stage and started with Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" into an acoustic version of "Whistle For The Choir." His bandmates then took their positions to finish with a cover of the Goldfrapp song "Ooh La La." Oh dear dear Fratellis, it is official, a band like you is just irresistible.