PHOTOS: Free Energy And Foreign Born At The Empty Bottle

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 9, 2010 6:00PM

Free Energy's debut Stuck On Nothing -- out today -- is already one of our favorite party records of 2010. Their appearance at The Empty Bottle last Friday took tunes that on album are already pretty perfect and upped the energy and grit by blowing said songs through a dual-guitar attack and a stage show that never slowed down. Throw in choice selections from the band's small catalog, a smokin' cover of Bachman-Turner Overdrive's "Hey You," a dance section singer Paul Sprangers dubbed "the dude pit," and you had the making's of a pretty unforgettable show. It appears as if the bro nation is already onto these boys from Philadelphia, so we're glad we got a chance to see them at The Bottle since their next time through town is sure to be in a much larger room.

LA pop rockers Foreign Born closed out the night with effervescent guitars and composed, light-to-dark jams reminiscent of the eclectic Silver Lake scene they call home. On their latest, Person to Person, Matt Popieluch and crew combine vacillating rhythms and well-placed doses of African percussion in a solid effort to be your #1 summer jam.

Foreign Born review by Lizz Kannenberg