The Feelies

City Paper

Hey kids, you know that nerdy, quirky, indie-pop band you love so damned much? Well, no matter who they are, they’re nothing next to Haledon, New Jersey’s The Feelies. Praised by R.E.M. who cited them as an influence, the cover of their 1980 debut “Crazy Rhythms” jacked by Weezer for “The Blue Album,” and recipients of homage every time some sensitive boys get all jangle-poppy, The Feelies released four special albums between 1980 and 1991, broke up, then picked up back where they left off for 2011’s “Here Before” and have been occasionally touring on a mix of college-rock nostalgia and young kids discovering their charms since. Jump up all excited-like to ‘Raised Eyebrows,’ move your head contemplatively to ‘It’s Only Life,’ stare enthusiastically at your shoes to their cover of The Stooges’ ‘Real Cool Time’—just make sure you’re there to hear a tiny little important part of college-rock history who’ve still got it. 9 p.m., The Ottobar, 2549 Howard St., (410) 662-0069, theottobar.com, $20. 

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